(Rolla)–Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla has received a $1 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation to complete construction of the Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. The foundation also supported the project with a $100,000 gift in 2016. The Sunderland Foundation was established in 1945 by Lester T. Sunderland, who served as president of the Ash Grove Cement Co. for 33 years. The foundation’s focus on funding brick and mortar projects reflect the heritage of the cement company. The lab expands the existing high bay structures lab in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall with 14,600 square feet of new space for research on sustainable, cost-effective, and green solutions to our nation’s infrastructure challenges. More than 35 pieces of Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies testing equipment previously located in buildings across campus have been consolidated at the new research lab.