Structures Testing Laboratory

About us

The Structures Testing Laboratory (STL) complex is located in B906 at the Newmarket campus of the University of Auckland and opened in 2015. This world class facility has a 9m high reaction wall in two directions, a 20 x 10 m strong floor, a 3.6 m square 15T capacity earthquake shake table, and integrated ancillary laboratories and workshops.

The STL is capable of conducting a wide range of structures and earthquake engineering related experiments. The facility is well equipped with a range of testing machines and hydraulic actuators that can be configured in a range of test setups. The STL is a busy lab utilised for both post-graduate and under-graduate research as well as contract research and testing.