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PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in building construction, strength of materials, soils and foundation engineering, concrete and aggregate, and lime and gypsum. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, articles in professional press, and bulletins. PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, BUILDING RESEARCH SERVICE, NATIONAL ENGINEERING CENTER 102 National Engineering Center Building University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City CONTACT: Geronimo V. Mahahan, Director MISSION: To serve as a research and development center for advancing the understanding of material properties, their production, and use. PRIMARY WORK: Materials testing and geotechnical services; consultancy and technical assistance; and research and development on building materials, construction systems, community development, urban ecology, and low cost energy source and conservation; publications. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, research contracts, and grants. PUBLICATIONS: Newsletter, research, reports, bibliography, guidelines, and specialty publications. FO"ST PRODUCTS ~SE~CH ED DEWLOPME~ INSTI~ (PI), DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DOST) College Laguna 3720 CONTACT: Florentmo O. Tesoro, Director MISSION: The institute is committed to the attainment of national development goals by generating, through research and development, technical information and technologies in the utilization of forest products. PRIMARY WORK: The Housing Materials Division, one of three technical divisions of the institute, conducts research on wood anatomy and dendrology, timber physics and mechanics, preservation and protection, composite panels, and timber engineering. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, grants in aid, and research contracts. PUBLICATIONS: FPRDI Journal and Forest Products Tech''oflow. 167