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MISSION: Education and research to advance building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in structural eng~neer~g, soil mechanics, thermal engineering, and materials. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. BUILDING RESEARCH STATION (BRS) Technion-Israe] Institute Of Technology Technion City Haifa 32 000 CONTACT: A. Warszawski, Head PUBLICATIONS: Results published In professional journals. IS~L MISSION: National building research laboratory that develops technology to advance building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research In building materials and technology, concrete, civil and earthquake engineering, construction management, economics, robotics, expert systems, CAD in buildings, climatology, acoustics, quality control and assurance; provides testing, cost control, information management and dissemination; and oversees civil engineering dissertations. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, cement foundation, and building industry. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly journal, standards, research reports, and bibliographies. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE (TRI) Technion City Haifa 32 000 CONTACT: DanielSheder,Director MISSION: Serve as central source for transportation research. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in road and traffic engineering, energy use and conservation, planning and land use, and road safety. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, quarterly bulletin, biannual activities report, and annual research program. 137