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Strait, James

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  • Strait, James
  • Title: Manager of Technical Services for the Bovay Laboratory Complex
  • Address: Thurston Hall, Room B02
  • Phone: 607/255-4078
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As the Lab Manager, I am responsible for the safety, scheduling and management of the day to day operations of the Harry E. Bovay Jr. Civil Infrastructure Laboratory Complex, providing technical and managerial support for lab users and projects being performed within the lab. The CI Lab Complex includes facilities for Cornell's NEES Lifelines System Research Facility, soil/structure interaction testing, geotechnical, structural and earthquake engineering research and concrete materials research.  The Bovay Complex provides support for geotechnical and structural engineering course laboratory components during both spring and fall semesters.  Student community service and competitive projects are supported in the Bovay Complex.  The American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter concrete canoe and steel bridge teams work in the lab along with several student projects.