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PRIMARY WORK: Undertakes research In the mechanics of materials and materials testing, construction use, and quality control. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University. PUBLICATIONS: Research results and professional journals. GUATEMAI~ SAN CARLOS UNIVERSITY, ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER (CII) Cindad Universitaria Mona 12 Guatemala City CONTACT: Emilio Beltranena Matheu, Director MISSION: Education and research services to the building community. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in materials, structural engineering, building methods, housing typology, nonconventional energy sources, and sanitary engineering; serves the community with standardization, testing and analysis, and technical assistance services. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, university, fees for contract research, and grants. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal, technical standards, research reports, quarterly reference bulletin, monthly lists of publications, and bibliographies. : HllNGARY CENTRAL RESEARCH AND DESIGN INSTITUTE FOR THE SILICATE INDUSTRY Becsi ut 126/128 P.O. Box 112 H-1300 Budapest CONTACT: Jeno Simon, Director MISSION: Representation of the Hungarian design and engineering organizations for silicate building materials industry. PRIMARY WORK: Research and development on preparation and production of raw materials, special cements, glasses, ceramics and perlites; performs measurements and designs related to power engineering, energy utilization, air quality, and building materials. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Periodic scientific publications, monographs, and reports. 129

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HUNGARIAN INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING SCIENCE (ETI) David Ferenc u. 6. H 1113 Budapest CONTACT: SandorVasas,GeneralDirector MISSION: National building research institute with laboratories providing technology to improve building practice. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in structural engineering, building physics, innovative construction methods and techniques, mechanization of building construction and automation, and building diagnostics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly research report, yearbook, bulletins, scientific proceedings, and proceedings on computer techniques. INFORMATION CENTER OF BUILDING (ETK) Harsfa u 21 1074 Budapest, VII CONTACT: Peter Hallway, Director MISSION: To serve as the central repository of Hungarian building technology documentation. PRIMARY WORK: Provides technical assistance to the building community in building and documentation services; develops data bases, translations, and exhibitions; provides information about new foreign and domestic products; provides help to private housing efforts; and operates the Eastern-European Office of UN HABITAT. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sales of publications and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Weekly bulletins, monthly journals and quarterly reviews of various technical disciplines, catalogues, research reports, and data bases. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY CONTROL OF BUILDING (EMI) Dioszeg~ ut 37 1113 Budapest X1 CONTACT: Imre Borbely, Director MISSION: To serve as government research and testing institute for quality control in the field of the building and building materials industry. 130