Research + Demonstration Facility

Located near the end of Plantation Road, approx. 1.5 miles from the center of the Virginia Tech campus, the Research + Demonstration Facility (RDF) provides approximately 11,000 square feet of space, including workshop areas, a seminar/lecture room, a digital fabrication/robotics lab, a test cell facility for wall constructions, and testing laboratories for indoor air quality. Since its dedication in the Spring of 1994, the Research and Demonstration Facility, built through a series of construction research projects sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association and other industry groups, has become an integral part of the College’s academic and research programs, supporting prototype construction and testing at a range of scales from components through full-scale building assemblies. The surrounding University-owned land is suitable and available for the construction of building prototypes for testing in an exterior environment.

Address: Architecture Research + Demonstration Facility, 185 Inventive Ln., Blacksburg, VA 24061