Recharge Rates

The following rates for equipment and personnel are for project planning and budgeting purposes and apply to all state, federal and other agencies conducting sponsored research at SEESL. The daily equipment and personnel rates are direct costs only. These rates must be multiplied by the SUNY Research Foundation indirect cost rate and applied by the user.

For more information, please contact us:

Mark Pitman.

Mark Pitman

Technical Services Manager

Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

M161/234 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4377

Email: mpitman@buffalo.edu

Mettupalayam Sivaselvan

Director, SEESL; Associate Professor

Computational Engineering Mechanics

238 Ketter Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-4370

Email: mvs@buffalo.edu

Staff recharge rates

Item index Staff category
Support Daily rate
1 Technician (mechanical/electrical)
RF/UBF¹ $349
2 Shake table operator
State² $352
3 Senior instrumentation engineer $266
4 IT associate UBF³ $252
5 Staff engineer $307

¹ Average rate for technicians supported on Research Foundation or UB Foundation payroll; fringe included

² State-supported staff rates do not include fringe per ruling by Office of Sponsored Projects

³ UB Foundation-supported staff; fringe included

Integrated testing equipment and support equipment recharge rates

Item index
Equipment description
Daily rates
Integrated test systems and supporting equipment
6 Shake table (6-DOF); two available
$2,100
7 Dual shake table (6-DOF each)
$4,200
8 Extension frame for above; two available
$50
9
Laminar box $890
10 Reaction wall/strong floor
$1,100
11 Strong floor
$520
12 Overhead crane - 40 ton
$200
13 Overhead crane - 20 ton
$110
14
Bearing testing machine (large)
$270
15 Bearing testing machine (small)
$400
Universal testing machines
16 140 ton - UTM-Tinius Olsen Machine $250
17 Axial - Torsion MTS apparatus $630

Miscellaneous equipment recharge rates

Item index
Equipment description Daily rates
Actuators and controllers
18 Dynamic actuators, 110 tons; three available
$420
19 Dynamic actuators, medium capacity (20-100 tons)
$420
20 Dynamic actuators, small capacity (< 20 tons)
$220
21 Static actuators, 125 tons; two available
$330
22
Dynamic actuator, 50 tons #1; from laminar box
$100
23 Dynamic actuator, 50 tons #2; from laminar box
$100
24 Static actuators, medium capacity (20-100 tons)
$350
25 Static actuators, small capacity (<20 tons)
$150
Specialized controllers
26 FlexTest (three available, including one with hybrid control)
$470
27 Hybrid controller (one available)
$800
28 Standalone P-I-D controllers
$100
Legacy models
29 Bridge model - one span
$220
30 7 story model
$500
31 6 story model
$400
32 5 story model
$400
33
Reconfigurable 1-6 story model
$400
Instrumentation (with conditioners)
34
Accelerometers, - per 12 sensors
$40
35 LVDT's, potentiometers - per 12 sensors
$50
36
Load Cells (uniaxial and multi-axial); price per 4 sensors
$15
37 Krypton 3D remote sensing system
$170
38 Krypton LEDs and strobers; price per 12 LEDs
$10