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ROAD AND BRIDGE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IBDM) ul Stalingradzka 40 03-301 Warsaw CONTACT: Miec~ystawRybak,Managing Director MISSION: To introduce new structural techniques, equipment, and design and construction principles to improve road and bridge building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in materials, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction, and road equipment. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly bulletin, newsletter, information series, and specialty publications. WOOD TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ITD) ul Winiarska 1 60-654 Poznan CONTACT: R. Babicki, Director MISSION: To advance wood technology for use by the wood product manufacturers. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research In the chemistry, preservation, processing, treatment, gluing, applications, insulation, and economics of wood. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and wood industry. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal. FOREST PRODUCTS INSTIT[11~ (IPF) Rua Filipe Folque 10-J 1000 Lisbon CONTACT: Joao Manuel Alves Soares, President PORTUGAL MISSION: To provide improved technology for advancing cork, resinous products, and wood and its derivatives. PRIMARY WORK: Performs laboratory support, test methods, economic studies, and quality control. 171

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SOURCE OF FINANCES: Levy from forest products industry. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly and quarterly bulletins, annual report, and specialty publication. NATIONAL LABORATORY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (LNEC) Avenida do Brasil 101 1799 Lisbon Codex CONTACT: Artur Ravara, Director MISSION: National research laboratory to advance building practices. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in building materials, concrete, plastics, structures, timber, geotechnical engineering, foundations, hydraulics, acoustics, lighting, economics, HNIAC, fire protection, and transportation. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly bulletins, research reports, technical recommendations, Agrement documents, test results, specifications, standards, proceedings, and specialty publications. SOUTH OF PORTUGAL'S BUILDING AND PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION (AECOPS) Rua Antonia Enes 9-5 1000 Lisbon CONTACT: Jose J. Tomas Comes, General Director MISSION: To furnish technical and administrative support to the building and public works contractors. PRIMARY WORK: Provides services in civil engineering applications, construction materials, regulations, economics, work agreements, and construction practices. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Membership fees. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly journal, research reports, catalogue, magazines, and specialty publications. TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE CEMENT INDUSTRY (ATIC) Av 5 de Outubro 54-2, Dt 1000 Lisbon CONTACT: Manuel Lourenco Antunes, Director 172