The School has 3 teaching and experimental laboratories: Civil Engineering Laboratory Center, Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory Center and Naval and Ocean Engineering Laboratory Center; 3 national-level laboratories: State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, State Engineering Laboratory of Harbour Hydraulic Construction Technology, and National Facility for Earthquake Engineering Simulation; 10 provincial-level laboratories: Key Laboratory of Binhai Civil Engineering Structure and Safety under the supervision of the Ministry of Education of China, Research Center of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety Monitoring under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Civil Engineering Construction and New Materials, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Harbour and Ocean Engineering, Key Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering Simulation and Seismic Resilience of China Earthquake Administration, Tianjin Engineering Center of Prefabricated Building Technologies , Tianjin Engineering Center of Underground Construction and Safety Techniques , Tianjin Research and Development Center of Steel Structural Engineering, Tianjin Engineering Center of Offshore Wind Power Structures and Construction Equipment Technologies, Joint International Research Center of Marine Renewable Energy; A branch of Collaborative Innovation Center organized in 2011: “Collaborative Innovation Center for High-Tech Watercraft and Deep Sea Development Equipment”, the branch of Tianjin University. The building area is 28,000 square meters, with 10,300 sets of equipment (pieces), valued at 244 million RMB. It has the world’s second largest Ice Engineering Laboratory in China, the world’s leading High-pressure Deep-water Structure Experimental facility, the First Interactive Three-Dimensional Platform for Water Conservancy Engineering Simulations and Analysis in China, the First Perfect Hydro-elastic Test Platform for Drainage Structures in China, and the Advanced Multi-functional Harbour Basin are operated in the School.
The scientific research work of the School adheres to the scientific and technological innovation work concept of "facing the frontiers of world science and technology, facing the main economic battlefield, facing the major needs of the country, and facing the people's life and health", Research is conducted under major national projects and programs such as Chinese National “973” and “863” Research Projects, National Key Research and Development Program of China, Projects entrusted by the National Natural Foundation of China, National Science and Technology Major Projects, National Major Scientific Instruments and Equipment Development Projects as well as under National Science and Technology Support Program. The School is making unremitting efforts to develop basic theories and make improvements in key technological research. From 2016 to 2020, the school won 4 national science and technology awards, 93 provincial and ministerial awards (including social force awards), including 10 special prizes, 41 first prizes, 30 second prizes, and 12 third prizes. In 2020, the school has a competitive scientific research fund of 350 million RMB, more than 360 research papers with SCI index and 410 papers with EI index were published, and researchers of the School were granted with more than 240 patents, out of 450 patents applied.