The Civil Engineering Department is located in the Buchanan Engineering Lab building (BEL), one of four engineering buildings located in the northeast section of the University of Idaho campus. Civil engineering classes are also held in the Janssen Engineering (JEB), Engineering-Physics (EP) and Gauss-Johnson Laboratory (GJL) buildings. The Civil Engineering department office is located in BEL 102, and classrooms and labs are located on the first, second and ground levels of Buchanan.
The maintenance and replacement of existing equipment are provided by funds from research projects, alumni donations and state educational funds. Additionally, a lab fee of $50 is assessed to students who register in certain courses (CE 211, 323, 330, 342, 357, 360), which is used to maintain the labs supporting those courses. Instructional and research tools include modern computing and data acquisition equipment.