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Laurence A.
Burley, Jr.



Faculty Details

Adjunct Professor

B.S. - Howard University
M.Eng. - Howard University
Ph.D. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Facility Engineering:
Maintenance and repair planning of civil structures. Condition assessment of buildings using condition indexes. Wood truss and concrete repair design. Load capacity analysis.

Forensic Engineering:
Investigations of distressed bridges, garages, facades, plazas, slabs and balconies.

Materials Engineering:
Specification preparation for construction materials using ASTM and AASHTO test methods and specifications. Characterization of cementitous materials using scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and mercury intrusion porosimetry methods.

Structural Engineering:
Structural condition assessment, design and analysis of concrete, masonry, steel and wood structural systems.


Concrete Materials
Facility Condition Assessment

Subjects Taught: 

Materials Engineering
Structures I
Soil Mechanics
Foundation Engineering

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Dr. Burley has worked in federal and state governments and in private practice. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Howard University since 1999. His specialty includes repair and rehabilitation of civil structures and his past projects include bridges, buildings, nuclear power plants, and airfield and roadway pavements. He was the associate investigator for the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories’ BUILDER Sustainment Management System (SMS) software which began development in 1994 and is currently being used by federal agencies and private building owners to manage their building assets. In 1997, Dr. Burley received an award for work related to BUILDER SMS Version 1.0 development. He is a professional engineer and is registered in multiple jurisdictions.


“Hydrographs of Basin Outflow.” Presented at the 1986 American Water Works Association Fall Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

“An Investigation of Transverse Cracking in the Concrete Bridge Decks of Bridges 9021 and 9022.” Presented and Pre-Print Published at the 1990 Annual Maryland State Highway Administration and Maryland Highway Contractors Joint Quality Control Meeting, Hunt Valley, Maryland.

“Use of Wastewater Sludge Ash to Produce Economically Low Strength Structural Concrete.” Presented and Pre-Print Published at the Low Strength Materials Symposium of the 1992 American Concrete Institute Spring Convention, Washington, D.C.

“Assessing Building Condition by the Use of Condition Indexes” Presented and Pre-Print Published at the 1997 Infrastructure Condition Assessment Conference sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Boston, Massachusetts.

“Managing the Church’s Facilities.” Presented and Pre-Print Published at the 2001 Southwestern Christian College Annual Lectureship, Terrell, Texas.



Tue, March, 1 2016

The AMBASSADORS OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM led hands-on earthquake and coastal engineering challenges at the Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum in February 27, 2016.Read More >>

Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Jones, the 2015 HU ADVANCE-IT Researcher of the Year

Mon, May, 18 2015

HU ADVANCE-IT presented its Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year Award to Dr. Kimberly L. Jones on Friday, April 17, 2015. The award, first given in 2014, recognizes the distinguished scholarship and leadership of women faculty in STEM at Howard UniversityRead More >>


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