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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