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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