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MISSION: To undertake technical activities for the better use of cement. PRIMARY WORK: Coordinates programs to raise the level of technical processes in use in the cement factories. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Industry. PUBLICATIONS: Technicalreports and bulletins. CZECHOSLOVAKIA BUILDING INSTITUTE FOR TESTING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES (TZUS) Konviktska 24 113 33 Praha 1 CONTACT: Jiri Petran, Managing Director MISSION: Research and testing of materials and structures for improved building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on structures and materials, develops and verifies test procedures and test apparatus, and encourages state building inspections. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and contract research. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly and monthly bulletins of test procedures and research results; annual reports on defects in structures. BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE (VUPS) 102 21 Praha 10 Hostivar Prazska 16 CONTACT: Josef Sovadina, Director MISSION: To focus on the technical development and reconstruction of residential, public, industrial, and agricultural structures. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on the theory of building structures in the field of building physics and chemistry including fire safety; research on the technical development of residential, public, industrial, and agricultural structures, as well as their elements, components, and whole systems; new building technologies; and research on the reconstruction and modernization of residential, public, and industrial buildings. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and building industry enterprises contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Publications of research results and technical reports for contractors. 100
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CZECHOSLOVAK BUILDING CENTRE Vaclavske namesti 31 111 21 Praha 1 CONTACT: Miloslav Matasovsly, Director MISSION: To influence the development and quality of construction materials and products. PRIMARY WORK: Provides services to advance information systems: develops methods to assess materials, performs the testing of quality of building products, and seines as government testing laboratory. , , . SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for information services, government, and contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly, biannual, and annual publications on building technology; catalogue of materials; and manuals. RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING AND ARCHITECTURE (VUVA) Letenska 3 118 00 Praha 1 Mala Strana CONTACT: Vaciav Chyska, Director MISSION: To serve as central source for building research services. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in areas of housing, architecture, urbanization, town-planning, urban planning, economics, environment, and experimental design; disseminates results to building community; and conducts training conferences. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and parent organizations. PUBLICATION: Monthly journal. RESEARCH CENTER FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING (VUIS) 81S 37 Bratislava Lam acske 8 CONTACT: L. Kompis MISSION: To perform civil engineering research and documentation services for the building industry. PRIMARY WORK: Provides research and consulting services in areas such as bridges, roads, hydraulic construction, tunnels and other underground structures, and soil and rock mechanics; licenses foreign technologies. 101