Bricklaying trade students assist UB earthquake research

Published March 1, 2023


The Lockport Sun-Journal reported on Iroquois Job Corps Center bricklaying students assisting the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering on research aimed at improving the strength of unreinforced brick masonry buildings in the event of seismic activity. 

Students are building a brick-and-mortar structure in UB’s Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory. 

The story quotes Andreas Stavridis, associate professor in the department, who said the structure is the “largest structure of this type ever tested on a shake table in the United States.”

Read the story here.