Brevard Hall

In the summer of 2010 the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering is moving back to a newly remodeled laboratory space in Brevard Hall. Brevard Hall is, and has been, used as a teaching and laboratory facility for the School of Engineering. Several rooms are permanently used as lab space and teaching facility.


Brevard Hall Room 2

This Room is used as an engineering geophysics laboratory. It contains computers with data processing software and a seismic survey system. This system includes a 24-channel seismograph, with two sets of geophones with different frequencies and analysis software.



Brevard Hall Room 3

This room is used for general hydrogeology and as a geochemistry laboratory. It is used for research in groundwater and surface applications like pumping tests, filtering, water quality measurements, and level monitoring. The instruments in this room include an isotope ratio mass spectrometer and many other instruments useful in this field of study. These facilities and instruments are used by students in classes like Senior Design, Site Characterization, and other Directed Studies courses.

Brevard Hall Room 4

This room is used as a sedimentology laboratory. It is used foremost for Geol 314, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. It is used to describe core samples and hand specimens of sedimentary rocks. It includes a centrifuge, dessication ovens, and a high-temperature furnace.


Brevard Hall Room 8

This room is used as an environmental hydrology laboratory. As of right now, this room is still under construction but by the beginning of the fall 2010 semester will be used to conduct flow and transport experiments. It can be used to measure properties including permeability, pressure saturation, relationships, moisture content, and organic content.

Brevard Hall Room 9

Room 9 in Brevard Hall is used as a geomechanics laboratory. It is used in such classes as Engineering Geology (Engr 340), Rock Mechanics (GE 440), Site Characterization (GE 420), and Geological Engineering Design (GE 421). It is used to test soil and rock strength using equipment like point-load testing devices, standard compaction molds, compression, and triaxial cells. This laboratory allows our students to learn how to characterize the strength of rocks and soils in order to have a better engineering outcome.


Brevard Hall Room 18

This room is connected by an internal door to Room 9; it is used for sample preparation, like sieving, and sample storage. It is also used as a seminar room for graduate students and contains a computer to analyze sample data.




Brevard Hall Room 21

This room is used for rock and soil sample preparation and it contains diamonds saws and grinding equipment. Students taking courses like Engineering Geology (Engr 340), Rock Mechanics (GE 440), Petrology (Geol 222), and other senior projects.

Brevard Hall Room 45

This room is used as Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Storage and contains topographic maps.


Brevard Hall Room 238

This room is used as geoinformatics learning laboratory (GLL), teaching geospatial information technology and their applications. Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Geometrics and Radar Remote Sensing are taught in this room. It is equipped with 27 high performance computers, including application softwares like ArcGis, ArcView, and Erdas Imagine. In addition to the geospatial information technology courses taught in this lab, courses in Hydrogeology, Geotechnical Engineering Design also use these facilities.

Brevard Hall Room 242

This room is used as a computer laboratory and senior design meeting room. This room is designed as a meeting room for project work, in classes such as Subsurface Site Characterization and Senior Design. Seven computer stations provide support for group-based project.

Brevard Hall Room 244

This room is used to teach Physical Geology and Mineralogy and it includes microscopes, balances and Stereoscopes. This facility is used to teach Mineralogy (Geol 221), Petrology (Geol 222), Structural Geology, Geomorphology (Geol 305), and Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (Geol 314). .