Housed in Waterloo Engineering, the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) is comprised of a group of university, municipal, industrial, business and government agencies working together to address the critical issues facing underground infrastructure installation, assessment, repair and renewal, including management, by providing research, education and technology transfer courses.
The Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) Lab is a partnership between universities, the public sector, and the private sector, involving a board of advisors and a research team. CPATT’s research focuses on structural design, construction and maintenance technology, materials and geotechnical engineering, field evaluation methods, equipment and data processing, intelligent transportation systems and safety, as well as risk and reliability methods.
In the Non-destructive Testing Laboratory, research teams develop innovative techniques to help distinguish the good from the bad in materials ranging from concrete to wood - without manually taking the system apart.
The Structural Dynamics, Identification and Control Group works on identifying and controlling dynamically sensitive structures which are vulnerable to natural (e.g., wind, earthquake) and man-made (e.g., machinery, pedestrian) dynamic forces.