The research activities at the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory are funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and various industrial sponsors. Most of the projects include large-scale testing and many include the development of comprehensive analytical models. Research results are used to evaluate the design, behavior, and durability of reinforced and prestressed concrete, structural steel, masonry, and composite structures.