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SINTEF NORWEGIAN FIRE RESEARCH LABORATORY (NBL) N 7034 Trondheim-NTH CONTACT: KjellSchmidtPedersen,Director MISSION: To seine as a center for fire research and fire testing. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in fire testing, fire control, and evaluation of materials; classifies building materials, constructions, and fire equipment; and offers advice and consultancy. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, industry, and fees for research from research councils. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and annual report. BUILDING RESEARCH STATION (BRS) F40 Sind Industrial Trading Estate Hub River Road Karachi 28 CONTACT: M. Sulaiman, Director PAKISTAN MISSION: To seine as research and testing center for providing technology to meet the need for affordable and adequate low-cost housing. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in soils engineering, building materials and components, utilization of natural resources, and maintenance; develops information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Technical recommendations, research reports, and annual report. BUILDING RESEARCH STATION LAHORE (BRS LAHORE) P.O. Box 1230 Near New University Campus Lahore CONTACT: Qamar-ur-rehmar Mufti, Director MISSION: To provide improved technology for better use of indigenous materials. 166