Recharge Rates

The following rates for equipment and personnel are for project planning and budgeting purposes. The daily equipment and hourly personnel rates are direct costs only. All quotes are generated after assessing the scope and details of each individual project.

For more information, please contact us:

Technical Sercvices Manager

Scot Weinreber.

Scot Weinreber

Technical Services Manager

Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory

M161 Ketter Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2180

Email: sw34@buffalo.edu

Structural Test Engineer

Yushan Fu.

Yushan Fu

Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory

234 Ketter Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3491

Email: yushanfu@buffalo.edu

Staff recharge rates (hourly)

Item Index Staff Category
Internal Rate External Rate
1 Engineering Manager $27.62 $137.50
2 Mechanical Technician $58.31 $74.00
3 Electronics Technician $55.65 $74.00
4 Structural Engineer $41.33 $103.00
5 IT Engineer $43.40 $75.00

Testing and supporting equipment recharge rates (daily)

Item Index Instrument/Service Internal Rate
External Rate
6
Shake Table
$102.94 $3,000
7
Dual Shake Table
$205.88
$6,000
8
Geotechnical Laminar Box
$56.61 $451
9
Multi-Fan Wind Tunnel
$66.02 $387
10
Furnace $154.95 $237
11
140 ton UTM-Tinius Olsen Machine
$56.61
$342
12
Actuator Assembly w/Accessories
$56.61
$134
13 Actuator Load Frame
$56.61 $513
14
Data Acquisition System
$56.61 $470.00
15
Portable Data System
$56.61
$114
16
Actuator Controller System
$56.61
$456.00

Internal Rate = (Cost - Subsidies): Internal users include academic, research, adminsitrative, and auxillary units whose originating source of funds is within or flows through the university. This includes state, RF, UBF, and Faculty Student Association (FSA) funds.

External Rate = (Cost + GUSF + Markup): External users are individuals or organizations whose originating source of funds is outside the university. External users include faculty and staff acting in a personal capacity.