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PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in building pathology, materials, soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, training, and testing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for work. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports. ROAD RESEARCH CENTRE Autovia de Colmenar P.K. 18,2 E1 Goloso 28049 Madrid CONTACT: Jose L. Elmira, Director i MISSION: To advance the state of knowledge of roads and transportation engineering for improved applications. PRIMARY WORK: Performs applied research on traffic and transportation, road construction, design, pavement materials, real-scale test tracks, and maintenance and management systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly bulletin (CEDEX), technical standards, and research books. MILITARY ENGINEERING LABORATORY Serrano Jover 2 Madrid ~ CONTACT: D. Jose-Luis Cabanes Torrente, Director MISSION: To perform testing services for the Ministry of Defense. PRIMARY WORK: Provides services in soil mechanics, military equipment (except weapons), and materials. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and technical reports. SWEDEN BUILDING STANDARDS INSTITUTION (BSI) Drottning Kristinas vag 73 114 28 Stockholm CONTACT: Goran Stensgard, Director 180

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MISSION: To develop building standards through voluntary standards committees. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in developing practices for building and civil engineering applications, general test methods, materials, components, modular coordination, and tolerances; and publishes and sells information. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, members, and sales of publications. PUBLICATIONS: Standards, handbooks, and annual report. DEPARTMENT OF WORK SCIENCE ASH, S 100 44 Stockholm CONTACT: Ulf Ulfvarson, Director MISSION: To provide improved methods for the labor work force in construction and other industries. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in ergonomics and industrial hygiene. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and worker funds. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports. LUND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Box 725 S 220 07 Lund CONTACT: Per Christiansson, Associate Professor Lars Ostlund, Emeritus Professor Department of Structural Engineering MISSION: To educate and advance computer applications for civil engineering and to develop new knowledge about loads on structures and quality assurance of building elements. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on knowledge-based systems, integrated systems design, design of structures, loads on building components, risk analysis, and training. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, fees for services, and industry grants. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, manuals, conference papers, and information sheets. NATIONAL BOARD OF PHYSICAL PLANNING AND BUILDING Vast erbr op lan Box 12513 S 102 29 Stockholm, CONTACT: Dennart Holm, Director General 181

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MISSION: Supervises national planning and building projects and issues permits. PRIMARY WORK: Codes and guidelines for building design and construction, and for rutal and urban plying. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Information publications, bimonthly journal, and statutory publications. NATIONAL SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING RESEARCH (SIB) Box 785 S-801 29 Gavle CONTACT: Nils Antoni, Director MISSION: National research laboratory that focuses on improving technologies to reduce housing shortages, improve the quality of life, and produce better measurement and test methods. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on energy conservation, materials, building climatology, water supply and drainage, building technology, housing, production, construction, land use policies, economics, information systems, and building planning. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research results, lists of publications, and specialty publications. NATIONAL SWEDISH ROAD AND TRAFFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE (VTI) S 58101 Linkoping CONTACT: Hans Sandebring, Director General MISSION: To undertake research and development to improve design and construction practices and to communicate research results. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in foundations engineering, civil engineering, construction, ergonomics, traffic engineering, measurement methods, and information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal, research reports, bibliographies, and annual reports. 182

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THE SWEDISH NATIONAL TESTING INSTITUTE (SP) Brinellgatan 4 Box 857 501 15 Boras CONTACT: CIaes Bankvall, Director General MISSION: National authority for testing, inspection, and metrology. PRIMARY WORK: Testing, research and development, and advisory work in building technology; building physics; fire technology; energy and environmental technology; materials and mechanics; physics and electrotechnics; and metrology. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for testing, grants for research and advisory work from private orgamzations, research boards, and government. PUBLICATIONS: Technical report series, test methods, and technical information series. ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, DIVISION OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY Brinevellvagen 34 S 100 44 Stockholm CONTACT: Ingemar Hoglund, Director MISSION: To provide education and research in building physics and design. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in building physics, thermal engineering, environmental conditions, energy conservation, sealants, and passive solar systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, list of publications, and specialty publications. SIPOREX CENTRAL I^BORATORY (SCL) Stromgatan 11 Box 21053 200 21 Malmo CONTACT: Oystein Kalvenes, Director MISSION: Corporate laboratory for steam-cured concrete. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on building materials, concrete, corrosion, structural properties, surface treatment, and process development. 183

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SOURCE OF FINANCES: Siporex Corporation. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports to Siporex licensees. SWEDISH BUILDING CENTRE P.O. Box 7853 S 103 99 Stockholm CONTACT: Henry Karlsson, Technical Director Jan Lindgren, Managing Director MISSION: To improve building practices by processing and disseminating building technology information including creating tools (classification systems with applications) for structuring information. PRIMARY WORK: Perform works in document coordination, information systems, and publishing; supports permanent exhibition; prepares and publishes National Building Specification (Master Specification). SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sale of information and grants. PUBLICATIONS: Technical studies, catalogues, building products facts, indexes, recommendations, Master Specification, handbooks, and manuals. SWEDISH CEMENT AND CONCRETE INSTITUTE (CBI) Drottning Christmas vag 26 S-100 44 Stockholm CONTACT: Bo G. Hellers, Director MISSION: To improve concrete technology for better building practices and wider implementation and to work in joint cooperation with other concrete research organizations. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in material characterization, testing, and training and advice. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, concrete industry, and fees for courses and services. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, information and task reports, annual report, and list of publications. SWEDEN CORROSION INSTITUTE (SCI) Drottning Kristinas vag 45 47 D and 48, Stockholm CONTACT: Einar Mattsson, Director 184

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MISSION: To perform research and disseminate new technologies in corrosion for reducing building failures. PRIMARY WORK: Provides work in materials, anticorrosion methods, coatings, paint, surface coatings, and information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, grants, fees for services, and sale of information. PUBLICATIONS: Journals, newsletters, technical standards, research results, and list of publications. SWEDISH COUNCIL FOR BUILDING RESEARCH (BFR) Sankt Goranagatan 66 S 112 33 Stockholm CONTACT: Rune Olsson, Director General MISSION: The Swedish Council for Building Research (BFR) is a sectorial research agency under the auspices of the Ministry of Housing and Physical Planning. It is responsible for the initiation, coordination, funding, and evaluation of R&D in the building and housing sector. Work is entrusted to universities, institutes of technology, socialized research institutes' public authorities, private companies, and individual researchers. PRIMARY WORK: Supports R&D in the fields of urban design and management, building technology and energy conservation, and energy end use in buildings; distributes information about R&D results. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, research programs and activity plans, Synopses publication, abstracts publication, and newsletter and magazine. SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ILL) Halsingegatan 43, PO Box 21060 S 100 31 Stockholm CONTACT: Allan Gustafsson, Managing Director MISSION: To develop technology to reduce industrial air and water pollution. PRIMARY WORK: Provides work in solid waste conversion, measuring air pollution, energy conservation, training, and testing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and grants. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal and research reports. 185

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SWEDISH GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SGI) 581 01 L~nkoping CONTACT: Jan Hartien, Director General MISSION: Seeks to achieve better techniques, safety and economy by the correct application of geotechnical knowledge in the building process. PRIMARY WORK: Deals with geotechnical research, "formation, and consultancy; development of techniques for soil improvement and foundation engineering; environmental and energy geotechnics; design and development of field and laboratory equipment; and provides the Swedish central geotechnical literature service and computerized system. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and monthly list of library accessions. SWEDISH INSTITtJTE OF BUILDING DOCUMENTATION, BYGGDOK Halsingegatan 49 S-113 31 Stockholm CONTACT: Bengt Eresund, Managing Director MISSION: Central organization providing the building community with Scandanavian building technology information and documentation services. PRIMARY WORK: Performs documentation services, literature searches, data base host and producer, information system, information broker, and delivery methods. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Technical standards, recommendations, research reports, abstract journals, general publications, and searches. SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR STEEL CONSTRUCTION (SBI) Drottning Kristinal vag 48 S 114 28 Stockholm CONTACT: P. O. Thomasson, Director MISSION: To develop advances in research and development for steel construction. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in material properties, steel frame design and construction, fire protection, corrosion, bridges and buildings, regulations, codes and standards, information systems, and advisory services. SOURCES OF FINANCES: Steel industry and research contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Handbooks, manuals, research reports, and specialty publications. 186