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INDLA CENTRAL BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUI1: (CBRI) Roorkee (UP) CONTACT: R. K. Bhandari, Director MISSION: National building research laboratory that provides the building industry with knowledge to solve building design and construction problems. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on building materials, geotechnical engineering, architectural and physical planning, building plants, processes and productivity, construction, fire, fire characterization and safety, rural buildings; and develops and implements new techniques for building efficiencies. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Building digests, data sheets, abstracts, annual reports, proceedings of conferences, special publications, and newsletter. CEMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF INDIA (CM) Delhi-Mathura Road PO CRRI New Delhi 110 020 CONTACT: M. P. Dhir, Director MISSION: National laboratory performing basic and applied research to solve national road problems. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on construction materials, transportation engineering and road characteristics, highway infrastructure; and provides technical assistance for planning, training, and documenting technology. SOURCES OF FINANCE: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, technical papers, annual reports, abstracts, and catalogues. INDIAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE CSIR Campus Madras-600 113 CONTACT: Zacharia George, Secretary-General MISSION: To advance the state of the art of concrete and concrete products for the construction industry. 132

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PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in concrete and ferrocement; conducts trading seminars; and advises industry. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, fees for services, and membership subscription. PUBLICATIONS: Journal, annual report, and special publications. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, I{ANPUR (IIT, KANPUR) IIT post Office Kanpur 208 016 CONTACT: S. Sampath, Director MISSION: Education in engineering and research expertise. PRIMARY WORK: Undertakes research in civil, environmental, hydraulics, geotechnical, geological, and transportation engineering; and materials sciences, electronics and laser technology. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, annual report, and specialty reports. NATIONAL BUILDINGS ORGANIZATION (NBO) G Wing Nirman Bhawan Maulana Azad Road New Delhi CONTACT: G. C. Mathur, Director MISSION: To promote experimental housing projects, stimulate improved quality control, and serve as a research and development institution. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in design and construction techniques for low-cost housing, provides documentation and technology transfer expertise, and serves as UN Housing Regional Housing Center. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Semiannual journal, research reports, handbooks, specialty publications. 133 , directories, and other