IRRF researchers have access to the most advanced technology in characterizing roadway materials’ mechanical properties. Researchers are provided with top of the line equipment at the University of Alberta, guaranteeing the quality and ingenuity of IRRF findings. As the IRRF’s research projects expand, so does its laboratory; currently, the IRRF laboratory has two major parts:
Asphalt and unbound material characterization facility which consists of various kinds of testing equipment, including a 100-kN Universal Testing Machine (UTM) and Coring Table from IPC Global, as well as a Asphalt Rolling Compactor (ARC) from InstroTek Inc.
A cold room for simulating freeze-thaw cycle tests.