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MISSION: To conduct applied research and studies and to provide technical and laboratory services in the fields of building, construction, and road technologies and materials; to support the development and growth of the building industry in Jordan. PRIMARY WORK Conducts research and development to develop low-cost building technology; drafts standards, specifications, and codes; quality control and testing of building materials and products, and asphalt mixes; site investigation services and CAD services; and publication of manuals on design and construction. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and private. PUBLICATIONS: Technical reports, research reports, data-on building materials and products, standards, and codes and manuals. UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING University of Jordan Faculty of Engineering and Technology Department of Civil Engineering Amman MISSION: To promote the use of building materials and the study of related new technology. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research and consultation as well as conferences and short courses on building technology. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University of Jordan research funds. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal. HOUSING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT University of Nairobi P.O. Box 30197 Nairobi KENYA MISSION: To serve the building community with technology to improve building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research In low-cost housing, building systems, construction materials and techniques; information management and dissemination. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, university, and sale of publications. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, construction guidelines, and bibliography. 150

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KOREA ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE OF KOREA (AIK) No. 2-7, 2-Ka Myung-Dong, Chung-Ku Seoul 100 CONTACT: Keun-DuckKim,President MISSION: To serve as the central source for information on the building process and building standards. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in architectural design and planning, structural engineering, building materials, construction technology, prefabricated buildings, energy conservation, and information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for services, membership fees, and grants and contributions. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal, standards and specifications, research reports, bibliographies, and specialty publications. KOREA INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (KICT) (Life BtD), 61, Yoido-Dong Yongdungpo-Gu Seoul 150 CONTACT: Yoon Yong Nam, President MISSION: To carry out research and development of construction technologies in a systematic and multidisciplinary manner and to make contributions to structural, construction, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, architecture and facilities engineering fields by introducing advanced technologies and promoting widespread dissemination of such technologies to the Korean engineering and construction industry. PRIMARY WORK: Research and dissemination of advanced construction technologies, new construction methods, construction design and management, construction equipment and materials, construction standards; technical service and consulting activities on construction research; and other research activities to promote the construction industry. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Ministry of Construction and Contractors Financial Cooperative. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly journal, annual report, bibliographies, and research reports. 151

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NETHERLANDS BOllWCENTRUM Weena 700 P.O. Box 299 3000 AG, Rotterdam CONTACT: Heinrich Meijer, Director MISSION: To develop technology to improve, maintain, and renovate the built environment. PRIMARY WORK: Provides technical, physical, and management research and consultations in dwellings; information systems; training; and exhibitions. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Research grants, fees for services, sale of publications, and exhibitions. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly and bimonthly journals, research reports, bibliographies, and specialty publications. BUILDING RESEARCH FOUNDATION Weena 740 P.O. Box 20740 30001 JA Rotterdam CONTACT: J. J. de Bruijn, General Director MISSION: To represent the building industry with information for improving building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Provides work in building techniques including structures, materials, construction methods, building failures, city planning, environmental issues, business management problems on-site, organization, economics; transfer of knowledge to the building industry and the building educational and training centers. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Contractors and building industry research fund. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports. TIMBER CENTER FOR RESEARCH, INFORMATION, AND EDUCATION P.O. Box 401 1400 AK Bussum CONTACT: A. van der Velden, Managing Director MISSION: To initiate, stimulate, and coordinate technology development and delivery for improved wood building practices. 152

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PRIMARY WORK: Provides research in material properties, timber structural failures, and information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Timber trade and industry, sale of publications, and fees for contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and list of publications. CLAD ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTER APPLICATION IN ENGINEERING P.O. Box 74 2700 AB Zoetermeer CONTACT: J. C. le Clercq, Director MISSION: To represent members through a central source of computer integrated architectural and design information. PRIMARY WORK: Provides information collection and delivery services and conducts training. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Membership fees and government subsidies. PUBLICATIONS: Monographs and specialty publications. DELFI HYDRAULICS LABORATORY (DHL) Waterloopkundig Laboratory Rotterdamseweg 185 P.O. Box 117 2600 MH Delft CONIACI: J. E. Prins, Director MISSION: To serve as consulting and research institute in hydrology engineering. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in model investigations, design of hydraulic structures river and coastal engineering; and consulting and advisory services. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees from contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal, research reports, and specialty publications. DELFI GEOTECHNICS Stieltjesweg 2 P.O. Box 69 2600 AB Delft CONTACT: W. Stevelink, Managing Director 153

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MISSION: To serve as a consulting and research institute in the field of soil mechanics, foundation engineering, and environmental geotechnology. PRIMARY WORK: Performs theoretical and laboratory research in geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics; offers testing services In the field, in the laboratory, and In a geotechnical centrifuge; and also offers information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for research and consultancy. PUBLICATIONS: Semiannual journals and bimonthly abstracts. DELL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING P.O. Box 5048 2600 GA Dew CONTACT: G. J. van Alphen, Manager, Department of Civil Engineering MISSION: To undertake research in civil engineering and town planning for improving building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research In civil engineering, materials, environmental engineering, road and railroad construction, fluid mechanics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, semiannual information reports, and specialty publications. DUTCH CEMENT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 3011 5203 DA, 's-Hertogenbosch CONTACT: C. F. A. Wolterbeek, Director MISSION: To stimulate a wider and better use of cement and concrete. PRIMARY WORK: Undertakes market development activities, promotes use of concrete, and collects and disseminates information on application of concrete. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Dutch cement manufactures. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly journals; books on concrete constructions and applications; market development leaflets and brochures; and list of publications. 154

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EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING, AND PLANNING, MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES LABORATORY P.O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven CONTACT: E. M. M. G. Niel J. W. B. Stark MISSION: To provide education and research to advance building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in materials including masonry, timber, metals, and waste materials; civil engineering, including off-shore structures, fracture mechanics, development of new construction, innovations, and building re-use. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Standards, research reports, and specialty journals. FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTS' RESEARCH Eindhoven University, P.O. Box 429 Ewdhoven CONTACT: John C. Carp MISSION: To advance knowledge of the decision making, design, and production process for improved usability of the built environment. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in the development of design and decision methods for housing, spatial relationships, and user control; promotes real-world applications and exchange of professional experience through worldwide SAR-NETWORK. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Donations by sponsors and fees for research and services. PUBLICATIONS: Specialty publications. QUALITY DECLARATIONS ORGANIZATIONS FOR BUILDING MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS (KOMO) Sir Winston Churchill-Laan 273 P.O. Box 240 2280 AE Rijswijk ZH CONTACT: F. Wagenmaker, Director MISSION: To serve as the central institute for quality declarations (certificates, conformity-marks and agrements) for the building industry. 155

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PRIMARY WORK: Performs tests, assesses the results and issues certificates and agrements for building materials and structural components, quality control, regulations, testing, and information. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for services and sales of publications. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly information bulletins, annual report, and technical criteria. L.M.I. B.V. LABORATORIES FOR MA - RIMS AD INDUSTRIES Kerkrade P.O. Box 134 Rimburgerweg 2 6471 XX Eygelshoven CONTACT: J. Hoogman W. van Alem MISSION: Research and development for industries. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on waste products, recycling of building materials, new utilizations for coal ash and grpsum, natural and artificial stones, metals corrosion, and environmental impact on building materials. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Industry, government, and private investment. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and laboratory results. NATIONAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION Markenlaan 1 P.O. Box 50051 130~ AB Almere CONTACT: B. G. A. Kempen, General Director MISSION: To serve housing associations with knowledge about improved operation and maintenance of housing. PRIMARY WORK: Provides services in management and organization, technical developments, and financial aspects. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees from members and services. PUBLICATIONS: Biweekly newspaper, newsletter, and specialty publications. 156

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NED PRODUCT-INFORMATION SYSTEMS BV P.O. Box 23 7400 GA Deventer CONTACT: F. R. Thedieck, Director MISSION: To serve as intermediary between the producer and the building product user. PRIMARY WORK: Publishes the Netherlands Building Documentation system. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Product manufacturers using the service. PUBLICATIONS: Building product index, specialty product information, and bulletins. PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL BV, BUILDING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING DIVISION Cederlaan 4 5616 SC Eindhoven CONTACT: A. B. M. van der Plas MT.~T~N~ t~ am.- I ~ L -I _ ~ ~ ~ r^~l~l. 1 o provlae arcm~ectural and design services to users, as well as services relating to accommodations and communications. PRIMARY WORK Performs consultations in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering; project management; feasibility studies; managing, operating, and maintaining accommodations, and ad related support functions related to those tasks; developing and stimulating an effective environmental and energy policy; and planning and implementing communications policy, systems, and facilties. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Professional journals. PI^NNING COMMI lTEE FOR BUILDING RESEARCH OF THE NETHERLANDS ORGANIZATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH P.O. Box 238 2600 AE Delft MISSION: To serve as a laboratory and testing facility for the building community. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in building physics, environmental engineering, building materials, metals, corrosion, paints, surface technology, physics of explosions, structures' fire engineering, plastics and rubber, and risk analysis. 157

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SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, grants and contributions, and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Journal, research reports, papers in professional journals, committee reports, and specialty publications. RIVV INSTITUTE FOR HOUSING RESEARCH Berlageweg 1 2628 CR Delft CONTACT: P. P. J. Houben, Director MISSION: To provide and implement improved housing technology; Associated with the Delft Technical University. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in housing economics, housing quality, housing needs for special groups, and urban renewal. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Delft Technical University and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Articles in professional journals, research results, and specialty publications. SOCIEI Y FOR THE STUDY OF PRECAST CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Raamweg 16 P.O. Box 85512 2508 CE's-Gravenhage CONTACT: F. Treffers, Managing Director MISSION: To serve building community members with improved technologies and methods. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in materials including precast concrete and connection details and develops codes of practice for precast concrete. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Annual member fees and research grants. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and published articles in the Dutch Concrete Institute periodicals. 158

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1 THE NETHERLANDS WATERWORKS TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KIVVA, LTD) Head Office and Testing Division Sir Winston Churchill Laan 273 P.O. Box 70 Rijswijk 2280 AB Research Division Groningenhaven 7 P.O. Box 1072 Nieuwegein 3430 BB CONTACT: G. Martijn, Managing Director MISSION: To serve as the central testing and research institute for The Netherlands waterworks. PRIMARY WORK: Undertakes certification and inspection of products for waterworks, including water systems for buildings; and research for waterworks (hrydrology, catchment, purification, transport and distribution, water quality, corrosion). SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for certification, contribution of waterworks association, charges for inspection, and research projects. PUBLICATIONS: Professional journals, conference proceedings, research reports, and test specifications. NEW ZEALAND BUILDING RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND (BRANZ) Private Bag Porirua, Wellington CONTACT: Peter K. Foster MISSION: BRANZ is an industry-backed independent research and testing organization set up to acquire, apply and distribute knowledge about building that will benefit the industry in New Zealand, and, through it, the community at large. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research and testing in energy conservation, moisture control, wind and earthquake engineering, materials, durability, fire engineering, and information systems; evaluates innovative systems and products; and provides training and advisory services. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Levy on building construction, government, membership fees, testing and evaluation fees, and sales of publications. 159

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PUBLICATIONS: Newsletter, research reports, technical papers, information bulletins, annual report, list of publications, appraisal certificates, selected building references technical recommendations, program of work, and audiovisuals. FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, FOREST PRODUCTS DIVISION Private Bag Rotorua CONTACT: A. J. McQuire, Director MISSION To nrc~virl~. the hililrli^~ ^~ ~:-,~,-~ :~ ~ I . products. ~ rev ^~- .~ VU,~~11l~ ~UllllllUlll~y warn Improved production and use of forest PRIMARY WORK: Research is performed in timber engineering, wood quality and preservation, timber drying, adhesives, and biotechnology. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Journal, research reports, and publication list. MINISTRY OF WORKS AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL LABORATORIES P.O. Box 30845 Lower Hutt CONTACT: J. H. Wood, Director MISSION: To provide laboratory support for improving the dPCi~ r~n~tr~l^~;~- maintenance of buildings. r -~-~~C'~~~~ -~~'~'',~'-~' and PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in soil and rock mechanics, foundation engineering, structural engineering, materials, concrete and hitum~.n hvAr~lir anr1 a^~^~~ modeling, and building sciences. ~ -~ ~~~~ ~~ Call V~~11~111~ SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and list of publications. NEW ZEALAND CONCRETE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION 13 Wall Place Private Bag, Porirua CONTACT: David P. Barnard, Director MISSION: To provide members with technical .c~rvi~ for imnrn~r~n~ tip=;- 1~;1A:~ practices. ~ ~~e~ ~ $~ Lo U Us 160

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PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in the characterization and performance of concrete and concrete application, and conducts training for design and construction practices. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Cement industry and government. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly journal and information bulletins. NEW ZEALAND HEAVY ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (HERA) P.O. Box 76-134 Manukau City CONTACT: Llew Richards MISSION: HERA is the research arm of the New Zealand Heavy Engineering Industry. It is recognized as the national center of excellence for New Zealand engineering providing a foundation for the sound development of the industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on structural steel, structural design, welding techniques and technologies, market opportunities, and the industrial sector; and carries out an education and training function in each of these areas. SOURCES OF FINANCE: Levy on sales of heavy steel, government contribution, membership fees, and sales of publications. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly newsletter, quarterly bulletin, regular technical reports, annual reports, and selected overseas references. ROAD RESEARCH UNIT, NATIONAL ROADS BOARD (RRU NRB) P.O. Box 12 041 Wellington North CONTACT: E. J. Burt, Chairman MISSION: To foster an effective road transportation system through improved quality and efficient of the nation's road system. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on structural and bridge engineering, seismic analysis, foundation engineering, economics, road maintenance and management, road and bridge building materials, concrete, transportation safety, and environmental engineering. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and grants and contracts awarded to appropriate agencies. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly newsletter, technical recommendations, research bulletins, and specialty publications. 161

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AUCKIAND UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 22 Symonds Street Auckland 1 CONTACT: AllanWild,Director MISSION: To provide education and research laboratory support for improving building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Undertakes research in energy conservation, building acoustics, economics, and computer-aided design. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, grants, and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Technical standards, research reports, and bibliographies. CANllDRBURY UNIVERSllY, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING Private Bag Christ Church CONTACT: R. Park, Department Head MISSION: To provide education and building sciences to advance building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on properties of materials and structural, earthquake, and foundation engineering. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and external agencies in New Zealand. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, theses, list of publications, papers in conference, proceedings, and technical journals. VICTORIA UNlVERSIlY OF WELLINGTON, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Private Bag Wellington CONTACT: Wendy Light, Chairperson MISSION: To provide education and architectural and building sciences research to improve building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on architecture, lighting, acoustics, building construction, building failures, and timber structures. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports. 162

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NIGERIA IMO STATE HOUSING CORPORATION Private Mail Bag 1224 Owerri, Imo State CONTACT: P. C. Chikwendu, General Manager MISSION: To implement government housing schemes for development and construction of adequate housing for the population. PRIMARY WORK: Manages the housing implementation program, maintains appropriate building standards, encourages development of indigenous materials, and urges improvements ~ the quality of housing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Commercial banks. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal. ACOUSTICS LABORATORY N 7034 Trondheim NTH CONTACT: Jens Trampe Broch, Director NORWAY MISSION: To serve as the national center for acoustic noise research. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research In electro-acoustics, noise and vibrations, psycho-physio-acoustics, and architectural acoustics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and industry. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and annual journal. NATIONAL INSTITUI1: OF TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (STI) Akersvn 24c P.O. Box 8116 Oslo 1 CONTACT: Alf Hernes, Administrative Director MISSION: To serve as national center for development, information, education, and consulting for the building industry. 163

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PRIMARY WORK: Procures research in civil engineering, construction, water supply and sewerage, materials, concrete, timber, paints, surface treatment; and performs laboratory work and tests on concrete, safety flat glass for building (hammer test, ball test, shot bag test, bullet resistant tests). SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Conference proceedings, specialty publications, textbooks, and means of instruction. NORWEGIAN BUILDING CENTER P.O. Box 1575 Vika, Oslo 1 CONTACT: Endre Hoflandsdal, Managing Director MISSION: To provide building association members with centralized information for improving their knowledge about building technology. PRIMARY WORK: Maintains an information department, coordinates exhibits, and develops information and delivery systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sales of publications and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Data sheets, building regulations, and codes of practice; materials listings. NORWEGIAN BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NBI) P.O. Box 123 0314, Oslo 3 CONTACT: Aage Hallquist, Director MISSION: To serve as national building research laboratory to advance technology for improved building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in energy conservation, alternate energy resources, lighting, acoustics, HVAC, building materials, construction engineering, building processes, information management, and economics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sponsored research, fees from industry, sales of publications, and government. PUBLICATIONS: Semiannual data sheets, research reports, handbooks, design manuals, testing methods, list of publications, and specialty publications. 164

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NORWEGIAN GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE (NGI) Sognsveien 72 OSLO 8 CONTACT: Kaare Hoeg, Director MISSION: To advance the state of knowledge of geotechnical engineering. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in dam and rock engineering, foundation engineering, and marine geotechnology. ~ SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, grants, and contracted research. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, publication series, conference papers, articles in professional journals, and specialty publications. NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF WOOD TECHNOLOGY (NTI) Forskningsveien 3b Blindern Os103 CONTACT: Rolf Birkeland, Managing Director MISSION: To supply the wood industry with advanced timber technology. PRIMARY WORK Performs research in wood technology, surface treatment and gluing, and structural engineering. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Industry fees, grants, and fees for contracted research. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and specialty reports. SIN17EF DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY Alfred Getz vei 3 7034 Trondheim-Nth CONTACT: Sigmund Asnervik, Manager MISSION: To serve as the universitys research and development center and to provide the link to the building community. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in solar energy, daylighting, rehabilitation. energy utilization and conservation, computer-aided design, and environmental engineering. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, fees for research, and industry grants. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and specialty publications. 165