Welcome to SEESL

The Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) was established in 1983 and with grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has expanded in 2004. Through continued support from CSEE, SEAS and UB for the management, operation, and maintenance of the facility, combined with  funding from industry clients and research sponsors, allows SEESL to continue as a leader in the field of earthquake engineering and simulation.

SEESL is accredited by the International Accreditation Service under ISO/IEC 17025 for the following seismic qualification protocols:

  • Structural GR-63-CORE NEBS Requirements: physical protection
  • ICC ES AC156: Seismic certification by shake-table testing of nonstructural components (test methods referenced in section 6.0)
  • IEEE Std. 344: Seismic qualification of equipment for nuclear power generating stations
  • IEEE Std. 693: Recommended Practice for Seismic Design of Substations (testing practices only)