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OSU has a very strong presence in materials and construction.  
Oklahoma State University has a very strong presence in materials and construction.  The CIVE department has seven faculty that have experience in this area and > 40 active graduate students.  Over the past three years OSU has made important national contributions in the areas of materials and construction including: two AASHTO test standards, one AASHTO guide specifications, new testing equipment used in 39 states and 9 foreign countries, > 100 presentations at national and international conferences, > 50 peer reviewed journal papers, 25 changes in DOT codes and specifications, three national awards, and the development of a YouTube channel with > 2.3M views.  Over the last three years the research expenditures in this area is > $4.5M. 


The majority of this work has focused on improving the durability and constructability of concrete.  However, there has also been important work done in aggregate, asphalt, timber, and steel. Most of these material and construction capabilities have been housed in the Bert Cooper Engineering Laboratory (BCEL).  The BCEL is a state-of-the-art 33,000 ft2 facility that houses the construction materials research.

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