Computer Aided Design and Geographic Information Systems Research Laboratory were established in 1987. The purpose of the establishment of the laboratory is to guide and educate undergraduate and graduate students of both departments within the faculty of architecture, how to benefit from information technologies regarding their profession. Beside educational studies, usage of information technologies on research and development again in both architectural and urban and regional planning fields are being supported. Since its establishment with its constantly developed and renewed hardware capacity, the BOAT_CBS laboratory plays an important role on the educational process among the faculty of architecture.


The building physics laboratory, which plays an important role especially on the graduate education about measuring, experimenting and research fields such as light-color, heat-moisture and acoustics was renewed recently with newly introduced measuring instruments and has become a structure able to support more detailed researches.

In addition providing services to private and public institutions has become possible.

Measuring opportunities and new devices:

• Color measurement - Minolta, CM-2600d

• Luminance measurement - Minolta, LS 110

• Light metering - Minolta, T-10/T-10M – LMT Pocket-Lux

• Measurements on Thermal Comfort - Testo-term Type 4510

• Noise Level Measurements - Bruel-Kjaer 2236 – CEL 393

• Sound and Vibration measurements - 01 dB

• Measurements on acoustics - 01 dB  


Our building products center was established in order to support students in practice field of the basic professional and design courses (architectural design, construction elements and materials, installation) and provide knowledge on products developing and growing parallel to the contemporary technologies. For the students to have direct access to building products and inventory, an information bank, a micro experimental laboratory (MDL) and a product pool was established. Catalogue services about products produced in Turkey and imported from abroad is a subject still being worked on.

The information bank includes a DVD reader, VCD reader, videos, video cassettes, vcds, slides, brochures and similar equipment and documents. We also developed a small-scale research library.

Within the micro experimental laboratory, small scale experiments, such as humidity measurement and water absorption experiments can be carried on. Students are encouraged to take part in these experiments.

Products pool is a section where products and practice models are being exhibited for undergraduate and graduate students. The building products in this exhibition are within the framework of “university industry cooperation” for the use by the students.

The producers who would like to promote their products to our undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunities to present them within the products pool.