Future Students

Built in 1996, the Constructed Facilities Laboratory (CFL) is an applied graduate research facility which is part of the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department at NC State University. The CFL is a unique facility which provides research and office space for approximately 30 masters and PhD students in the fields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction materials.

Students working at the CFL get to:

  • Work side by side with top-notch faculty, staff, and students in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Work directly with state agencies, federal agencies, and businesses from around the world on real-world applications and problems.
  • Get real hands-on experience and develop skills that employers look for.
  • Develop and test future technologies
  • Make invaluable contacts

If you have an interest in working at the CFL, please visit the CFL Faculty page and contact a professor who works in your field. Also, there is a limited number of undergraduate positions that are available. For more information email

Visitors and Friends

As part of a public land-grant university, the CFL is always open to organizations and members of the general public. Guided tours are available upon request. Advance notice of at least one week is appreciated. Email for more information.

The CFL can conduct short programs for K-12 students. The programs include an introduction to Civil Engineering, a brief activity related to structural engineering, and a tour of the lab. Please email for more information.

Supporting CFL :
The CFL is training future engineering leaders and developing tomorrow’s construction technology. In order to be successful and remain a premier research and testing lab, the CFL must maintain state of the art equipment and facilities. We can’t do this alone and we depend heavily on a variety of resources contributed by businesses and individuals alike. Contact Lora Bremer or visit the NCSU Engineering Foundation for more information about how to support this world-class facility.

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Most information required by current faculty, staff, and students can be found on the CFL Intranet. Please use the link on the left to login. If you are unable to login, please email for assistance.


North Carolina State University
Centennial Campus
Constructed Facilities Laboratory
2414 Campus Shore Dr.
Campus Box 7533
Raleigh, NC 27695-7533
919-513-1733 (Phone)
919-513-1765 (Fax)

Please direct inquiries to

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CFL Faculty

Dr. Sami Rizkalla, P. Eng., Director of CFL

Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction

Research Interests:

Dr. Rizkalla’s research includes design, construction and performance of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures and bridges. For the last ten years, his attention has been focused on the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials for rehabilitation, strengthening and repair of bridges and structures, as well as new construction.

Representative Research Projects:

  • Use of FRP for flexural and shear strengthening of concrete and wood structures and bridges;
  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete-filled FRP tubes for piles;
  • Development of FRP bridge deck;
  • Use of FRP as reinforcement for concrete structures; and
  • Use of optic fiber sensor techniques for monitoring the structural health of structures and bridges.

Mailing Address:
North Carolina State University
Constructed Facilities Laboratory
Centennial Campus
Campus Box 7533
2414 Campus Shore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695-7533

Office: 203 Constructed Facilities Laboratory
Phone: (919) 513-1733
Fax: (919) 513-1765
Departmental Website:

Dr. Mohammed Gabr

Research Interests:

Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geosynthetics, Waste Containment and Confinement, and Physicochemical Phenomena of Soils.

Mailing Address:
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7908
430 Mann Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7908

Office: 420 Mann Hall
Phone: (919) 515-7904
Fax: (919) 515-7908
Departmental Website: