Physical Facility

Facilities Specifications

The SEESL facility will be expanded from approximately 3,000 square feet to approximately 13,000 square feet, to include greatly expanded strong floor, a large reaction wall, and a trench for 2 movable shake tables. Details include:
  • Cost: $9,000,000
  • Date of completion: October 15, 2003
  • New Lab Area:
    Length: 138'-6''
    Width: 70'-0''
  • New Strong Floor Area:
    Length: 79'-0''
    Width: 39'-0''
  • Reaction Wall next to Strong Floor:
    Length: 41'-0''
    Height: 30'-0''
    Thickness: 2'-0''
  • Reaction Wall next to Shake Table Trench:
    Length: 23'-0''
    Height: 30'-0''
    Thickness: 2'-0''
  • Shake Table Trench:
    Length: 115'-0''
    Width: 15'-0''
    Depth: 9'-3''
  • Each Shake Table:
    Length: 12'-0''
    Width: 12'-0''
  • 40T Gantry crane spanning width of Lab
  • Elevated Control Room
  • Secure Server Room to house computational hardware








SEESL - Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory
212 Ketter Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
phone. +1(716)645-3019       fax. +1(716)645-3733