• Walk in through the glass doors. You’ll see floor-to-ceiling windows on your right and two large televisions to your left.
• By the televisions, there is a set of stairs labeled Stair 10. Open the door and go up one floor.
• Open the door to the third floor and make an immediate left. At the next opportunity to turn left, turn left. You’ll see restrooms and a water fountain on your left.
Professor Ali Maher (BS ’78, MS ’85, PhD ’88) is the director of the Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), which launched the world’s first accelerated testing facility for bridges in October 2015.
The facility is called the BEAST, which stands for Bridge Evaluation and Structural Testing laboratory.