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IRELAND INSTITUI1: FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND STANDARDS, CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DIVISION (IIRS) Ballymun Road Dublin 9 CONTACT: S. F. Dunleavy, Director, Construction Industry Division MISSION: Responsible for setting standards, operating technical certification programs, providing test facilities, and performing building research that improves construction industry technologies and quality. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on materials, civil and structural engineering, foundations, concrete, construction techniques and technologies, energy conservation, environmental engineering, product and process development, quality assurance, and certification. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, fees for services, and grants. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal, standards, publishes in technical journals, proceedings of conferences, and specialty publications. NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH (AFF) St. Martin's House Waterloo Road Dublin 4 CONTACT: L. M. McCumiskey, Chief Executive Officer MISSION: To provide technical support to advance building technology for implementation of national policies in the area of planning, social, and economic aspects. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in environmental engineering, housing, specifications, water supply and disposal, physical planning, preservation, development of national physical infrastructure, road and building construction; and training and information activities. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Semiannual journal, research reports, and specialty publications. UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN, TRINITY COLLEGE Dublin 2 CONTACT: W. A. Watts, The Provost 136