University of Akransas Civil Engineering Research and Education Center is a 37,400 sq. foot, $13.8 million facility which serves as a research and teaching space for the Department of Civil Engineering. The space includes a high-bay structural testing facility with a four foot thick “strong-floor” capable of testing large-scale structural systems and components. It also houses a 25 ton crane rail to move heavy materials. The Center layout is a main building with an annex to the southern side. The detailing on this project included both the buildings.