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PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in soils and foundations, acoustics, materials, fire secunty, and building physics; tests large structural systems and products; operates bibliographic center and documentation center; assists firms to find solutions to technical problems and regulations; and performs testing and trading in advanced studies in construction and building physics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for services and levy from construction firms. PUBLICATIONS: Results of research, monthly and bimonthly journals, proceedings, and monographs. GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC ACADEMY OF BUILDING OF THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 1123 Berlin Plauener Strasse MISSION: To serve as the principal building research institute in West Germany. PRIMARY WORK: Provides research, development, planning, design, and consulting in architecture, civil engineering, and building construction through its 12 institutes: Town Planning and Architecture; Housing and Related Buildings; Industrial Buildings; Agricultural Buildings; Civil Engineering; Technology and Mechanization; Design and Standardization; Heating, Ventilating, and Structural Theory; Building Materials; Economics; Building Information Center; and Experimental Projects Division. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, technical notes, and specialty publications. TECHNICAL UNIVERSllY OF DRESDEN, SECTIONS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, ENERGY TRANSFORMATION Mommsenstrasse 13 8027 Dresden CONTACT: Professor Kurth, Dean MISSION: To provide building research and advanced education in social, natural, and technical sciences. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in civil engineering, architecture, water engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, building diagnostics, heat and moisture transfer, maintenance, modernization, and reconstruction. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, university, and building industry. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and professional journals. 127