The Bronco Construction Research Center's wind uplift table is the only of its kind in an academic setting in North America. The new hybrid technology further distinguishes Western as a leader in innovative research into wind uplift loading, forces and the associated fatigue that happens during extreme wind events.
Bronco Construction Research Center
The Bronco Construction Research Center (BCRS) is hosted by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University. The BCRC contains structural testing and civil engineering materials testing laboratories with a fabrication shop.
A student group from the Bronco Research Construction Center is being touted for their innovative approach to helping structures better withstand extreme weather, earthquakes and other threats to structures. The center is part of Western's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.