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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