Concrete Lab

Concrete Test Cylinder with Super-plasticizer Loaded to Failure Concrete Test Cylinder Loaded to Failure Creating a Reinforced Concrete Beam Testing Reinforced Concrete Beam to Failure Testing of Masonry Arch
Concrete Test Cylinder with Super-plasticizer Loaded to Failure

The concrete lab is maintained to meet the program’s needs for mix design, pouring, curing and testing of concrete specimens and members. The lab has the capability to meet the special concrete mixing requirements for high-strength concrete using super-plasticizers or other additives. The Materials and Structures Lab is used for the testing of concrete specimens and members prepared in the Concrete Lab.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.