Accession Number:

ADA636645

Title:

A History of the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) 1964-1985

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory is the youngest laboratory in the Corps of Engineers. In the 18 years of its existence, the Laboratory has contributed significantly to the Armys construction program in developing improved and unique systems of design, construction, and maintenance. These accomplishments have been enjoyed in a period when the national defense has looked to the space age and to a more sophisticated Army for the answers to its problems. While performing its mission, CERL has transferred several of its research findings and inventions to the public and private sectors where the general public has been the beneficiary. There is little doubt that this is what those enlightened individuals of the Office of the Chief of Engineers and the Building Research Advisory Board had in mind more than two decades ago when they first proposed a new laboratory. CERL is still a young organization. Nevertheless, if this history succeeds in preserving some of the written records and experiences of that organization during its early years, it will have served its purpose.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE