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ITALY RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR LIGHT METALS (ISML) Via G. Fauser 4 28100 Novara CONTACT: PaolaFiorine,Director MISSION: To serve as the center for aluminum research and technology. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in metals, surface treatments, engineering of new products, and characteristics and performance of light alloys. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and research contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Monographs, research published in professional journals, and annual directory of publications. ITALY TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC CEMENT ASSOCIATION Via di S. Theresa 23 00198 Rome CONTACT: Mario Manicardi, Director MISSION: To promote the application of cement by providing technology and testing services to association members. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in concrete technology, economics, standards development, information development, and dissemination. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Members fees and annual tax on cement production. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly magazine, quarterly journal, brochures, documentation services, and bibliography. RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION CENTER FOR THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY Via Martelli 26 40138 Bologna CONTACT: Carlo Palmonari, Director MISSION: To promote improved ceramic products through technology to the ceramic industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on ceramic, tile, masonry materials; undertakes tests and analysis of raw materials; provides education and training; and holds meetings and seminars. 138
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SOURCE OF FINANCES: Industry and member organizations. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly publication and research reports. BUILDING CENTER Via Rivoltana 8 20090 Segrate Milano CONTACT: Umberto Sportelli, Managing Director MISSION: Advanced services for the construction industry. PRIMARY WORK: Building sector market analysis, technological innovation, technical information on building products, courses, seminars, professional trig, and integrated building intervention projects. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Private. PUBLICATIONS: Standards and proceedings of meetings. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ITALIAN ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS (ANIAl) Consi~io Federate Pin z~a Sallustio 24 00187 Rome MISSION: To offer member architects and engineers improved building practices. PRIMARY WORK Provides resource for regulations on design and construction, environmental protection, and training. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Member fees. PUBLICATIONS: Regulations, codes of practice, and bulletins. NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR HOUSING AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURES (IRIS) Via Crocifisso 2/b 70126 Mungivacca Bari CONTACT: Giovanni Tortorici, Director MISSION: National building research institute. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on building materials and components; building failures; renovation, maintenance, and preservation; town planning; economics; and advanced testing techniques. 139
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SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Annual report and articles published in professional journals. CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR INDUSTRIALIZATION AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY (ICITE) Via Lombardia 49 Frazione Sesto Ulteriano 20098 San Giuliano Milanese CONTACT: M. Ferri, Director MISSION: Standardization and control of building components and systems. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in standardization and ~ndustri~i7ntion of building, Agrement, acoustics, ventilation, thermal insulation, concrete, social housing, energy conservation, building data bases, testing, and quality marks. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Monographs and specialty publications. BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING TESTS AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ISTEDIL) Via Tiburtina Valeria km 18 300 00012 Guidonia Montecelio P.O. Box 7237 00100 Roma Momentano CONTACT: Manfredo Manfredi, General Manager MISSION: To perform building control tests and certification. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in civil engineering and building technology, provides testing services, agreements for materials and components, and conducts courses and seminars. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and bibliographies. FLORENCE UNIVERSITY, FACULlY OF ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT OF PROCESSES AND METHODS IN BUILDING PRODUCTION Piazza Brunelleschi 6 50121 Firenze CONTACT: Salvatore Di Pasquale, Director of Construction Department Arch Romano Del Nord, Director of Building Production Department 140 .,
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) MISSION: To provide education and research to advance building practices. The Construction Department, together with the Faculties of Architecture of Rome and Genoa arranged a postgraduate course to give a Ph.D. degree in Structural Analysis in Architecture. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in structural engineering, computational mechanics, masonry structural analysis, bridge and large structures, earthquake engineering, geotechnics and foundation engineering, methods for the control of building Processes fabrication and construction techniques, industrialized products. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, government, and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, monographs, and specialty publications. C7 ~ ~ UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES, DEPARTMENT OF GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION AND DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION Via Monteoliveto 3 80134 Napels CONrrACT: Virginal Gangemi, Head MISSION: To educate and conduct research to advance building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in architectural and industrial design, graphic representation, control of materials, and building procedures. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, proceedings, and specialty publications. ROME UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND BUILDING PRODUCTION 53 Via Antonio Gramsci 00197 Rome CONTACT: EduardoVittoria,Director MISSION: Education and research to advance technological innovation and design for the building design, industrial design, and environmental design. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on rehabilitation and restoration, quality assurance and control, utility furniture, design of urban open spaces, conceptual project, standards and regulations. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Research results, professional journals, proceedings, and other specialty publications. 141