California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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National Pool Industry Research Center

Location: R&D Hanger

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In 2004, the National Plasterers Council was invited to construct a research center on Cal Poly’s Campus in collaboration with manufacturers, distributors and suppliers who donated Over $850,000 in cash and materials.

The research center is an ongoing collaborative project with UPA, IPSSA, APSP, and NPC. Researchers at the center applied to the University for the center to become an official department of the College of Engineering at Cal Poly. The University overwhelmingly welcomed the new research center in the Spring of 2005.

Cal Poly’s President stated that “this partnership is a model of how industry and academia should work together to gain knowledge and better society as a whole.”