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Research Infrastructure

Unique Infrastructures for Civil Engineering

Description The large-scale CEDEX installations are diverse civil engineering infrastructures for carrying out experiments and tests in the areas of materials, natural resources, the environment, civil construction, conservation of cultural and historic heritage, transport and land planning. Some of the most significant facilities include the seismic simulator, the wave tank, ship manoeuvres simulation equipment, the railway caisson, the road surface testing track, the physical hydraulic models unit, a laboratory for isotopic applications. CEDEX is an autonomous body within the Ministry of Public Works, which is also functionally attached to the Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs. Its principal functions are to provide high-level technical assistance in civil engineering and public works through its various specialist units. The degree of specialization among its staff, the uniqueness of some of its facilities, the great variety of civil engineering and environmental issues it addresses, and its growing cooperation with similar institutions overseas, make CEDEX a cutting-edge international body that can apply the most recent innovations in solving the numerous problems existing in its areas of specialization, particularly significantly in those where engineering must be combined with inherent environmental aspects, in order to achieve sustainable development.
URL http://www.cedex.es
Status Operational since 1958
Scientific Domains Environmental Sciences
RI Categorization Marine & Maritime Engineering Facilities
Location Avenida de Alfonso XII 3 y 5, Madrid, 28014, Spain
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15280