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MISSION: To represent the cement industry with knowledge for improving the manufacturing and application process. PRIMARY WORK: Perform works in development of cement and mortars, information systems, and delivery methods. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Member contributions. PUBLICATIONS: Technical results and specialty publications. PORTO UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SECTION Rua dos Bragas 4099 Porto Codex CONTACT: Vitor Abrantes, Director MISSION: To educate and serve the building community with improved acoustics and hydrometric technology. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in acoustics, hygrometrics, fire, lighting, economics, and productivity and testing services. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly bulletins and specialty publications. ROMANIA BUILDING DESIGN INSTITUTE FOR lYPIFIED CONSTRUCTION (IPC~ Code 70132 Bucharest Str. Tudor Arghezi 21 CONTACT: Petru Vernescu, Engineer, Director MISSION: To carry out projects for industrial, agricultural, and civil buildings and to establish solutions for construction with a high degree of industrialization and superior performance regarding functionality and durability. PRIMARY WORK: Performs typified design in the field of industrial buildings, silos, water towers, water tanks, apartment blocks, office buildings, social and cultural buildings, thermal power stations, and solar power stations. Also performs computer programs for structural engineering (especially for seismic loads). SOURCE OF FINANCES: Contracted design research and services. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal and design catalogues. 173
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NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTIT1111D FOR CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS (INCERC) sos Pantel~mer 266 Bucharest 2 CONTACT: Valeriu Cristiscu, General Director MISSION: To promote new technologies and testing methods and to implement technologies into the market place. PRIMARY WORK: Undertakes research in reinforced and prestressed concrete, steel structures, earthquake and geotechnical engineering, acoustics, fire engineering, building physics, and mechanization of buildings. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, research contracts, and fees from concrete industry. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly journal, technical standards, research reports, and specialty publications. CENTRAL BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE, DEPARTMENT OF CLUJ-NAPOCA Calea Foresti 117 3^ Cluj-Napoca CONTACT: Adrian Ioani, Department Director MISSION: To advance civil works technology and perform material testing. PRIMARY WORK: Provides research in civil engineering, structural mechanics, lightweight concrete, and building technology. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Annual information bulletin, research results, and specialty publications. DOCUMENTATION INFORMATION OFFICE FOR BUILDING, ARCHITECTURE, AND TOWN PLANNING (CDCAS) Bout 1848 no 10 CP 1-139 Bucharest cod 70058 CONTACT: Aurelia Dobrescu, Chief MISSION: To provide technical and scientific information for the building community. 174