The geotechnical engineering laboratory contains equipment for testing soils in shear, consolidation, and for other physical and chemical tests. Field testing and sampling equipment is also available. As well it contains triaxial testing system for both research and instructional purposes. description and identification of soils (visual manual procedure).; moisture content of soil (oven methods); the specific gravity of soil; the liquid limit, plastic limit and plasticity index of soil; grain size analysis of soil, determining moisture-unit weight relations of soil (compaction test) determining the density and unit, weight relations of soil in-place by sand-cone method and permeability test for fine grained (falling head test) and granular soils; constant head test. The capacity of the laboratory is about 20 students.