The 123,000-square-foot building can house up to 20 faculty and researchers and 100 graduate students. The research center contains specialized laboratories, a clean room, an imaging suite, advanced information technology equipment and faculty offices. In addition, two high-tech seminar rooms, one seating 125 people and another seating 40, are available for research conferences and special seminars. The spacious, central atrium provides a welcoming environment for researchers and visitors to interact.
HRC research and testing laboratories are equipped with a wide range of specialized equipment to obtain physical and mechanical testing properties of composite, metallic and non-metallic materials and structures. Tests and research may be performed in accordance with industry specifications and standards, including ASTM, MIL-SPEC, ISO, FTMS, SACMA, ABS, DNV, DO-160 and others. Some of the important properties of composites that can be measured are: