Location and History


The lab is located on the ground floor of Hancock Hall in Room 111 and can be accessed through the interior of Hancock or from Barger St. Access through Barger St requires either a Hokie Passport or a gate code.


The Kelso Baker Environmental Hydraulic Laboratory (BEHL) was established under the leadership of Dr. Panos Diplas and made possible by the generous donation from Virginia Tech CEE alumnus Kelso Baker to the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Kelso Baker, a Campbell County, Va., native, began his studies at Virginia Tech in 1947, graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1951.