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UNIVERSITY OF ILARI~;RUHE, CHAIR OF SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING, INSTITUTE: OF SOIL MECHANICS AND ROCK MECHANICS Kaiserstrasse 12 D-7500 Karlsruhe 1 CONTACT: D. Kolymbas, Chief Engineer MISSION: University teaching, research, and consulting. PRIMARY WORK: Teaching, fundamental and applied research on soil behavior, numerical techniques, stability analysis of foundations and earth constructions, model tests (tunnels, retaining walls, reinforced soil), frozen soil laboratory, soil dynamics, and plastodynamics. SOURCES OF FINANCES: Government and sales of services. PUBLICATIONS: Conference reports and journals. KARLSHRUHE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING MATERIALS TESTING INSTITUTE Kaiserstrasse 12 D 7500 Karlshruhe 1 CONTACT: H. K. Hilsdorf, Director MISSION: Education, materials research, surveillance, quality control, and proof testing. PRIMARY WORK: Mechanical properties of building materials, especially concrete; durability of building materials and members; development of new building materials; microstructure of materials; and reinforced masonry. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, National Science Foundation, and industry. PUBLICATIONS: Research results, related contributions in various national and international scientific magazines, conference proceedings, and books. FINLAND ASSOCIATION OF FINNISH CIVIL ENGINEERS (RIL) Meritl~llinkatu 16A 00170 Helsinki 17 CONTACT: Yrjo Matikamen, Managing Director MISSION: To improve the professional practice of Finnish civil engineers. 120
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PRIMARY WORK: Develops improved civil engineering practices and quality control, performs research in civil engineering, contributes to- improving building standards, conducts postgraduate courses, and holds design competitions. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Membership dues, consulting fees, and sales of documents. PUBLICATIONS: Journal, technical standards, handbooks, training aids, and catalogues. BRICK LABORATORY OF THE FINNISH BRICK INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Laturinkuja 2 Box6 SF-0~01 Espoo CONTACT: MarttiRomu,LaboratoryD~rector MISSION: To provide technical services to the Finnish brick industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs testing and research on brick and clay products. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sales of services. PUBLICATIONS: Technical recommendations for masonry materials. BUILDING INFORMATION INSTITUTE Lonarotinkatu 20 B SF 00120 Helsinki 12 CONTACT: Esko Lehti, Director General MISSION: To promote information services, research, and standardization of design and construction practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work leading to standardization of building design and construction practices, develops standards and regulations, and disseminates information to the building community through product files and information files. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sales of publications, fees for services, and government. PUBLICATIONS: Various files, product index, quarterly reports, and specialty publications. CONCRETE ASSOCIATION OF FINLAND Mil~onkatu 18 B 12 SF 00100 Helsinki 10 CONTACT: Heikki Kaitila, Managing Director 121
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MISSION: To promote the development of concrete technology, structural design, and production of concrete structures through technical and scientific work. PRIMARY WORK: Undertakes work in standardization, training, and research. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sales of documents and membership fees. PUBLICATIONS: Journal, standards and codes of practices, research reports, annual report, and training publications. HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FACULTY OF SURVEYING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING Rakentajanaukio 4 A 02150 Espoo 15 CONTACT: M. Mikkola, Dean MISSION: Education and research on civil engineering and surveying problems. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in in the following areas of building technology: structural mechanics; bridge construction; soil mechanics; transportation and highway engineering; water resources; hydraulic and sanitary engineering; building economics; and photogrammetry. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and research contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and other specialty publications. TAMPER UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING P.O. Box 527 SF 33101 Tampere 10 CONTACT: Olli-Pekka Hartikainen, Director MISSION: To educate and perform research to improve civil engineering practices. PRIMARY WORK: Provides research in the following areas: earth and highway construction, engineering geology, soil mechanics, structural loads, photogrammetry, building construction, and economics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and research contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Results of research and other specialty publications. 122