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SWITZERLAND CONCRETE ROADS, LTD L=derstrasse 10 CH-5103 Wildegg CONTACT: W. Wilk, Director MISSION: To provide expertise on concrete roads, airfields, industrial pavements, and soil stabilization. PRIMARY WORK: Research, studies, and assistance to project designers in the above-mentioned fields; supervision of jobs onsite; and maintenance, testing, and road structural design. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Contributions from association of cement factories and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Bulletin, professional journals, and specialty publications. SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, LAUSANNE (ICOM) GCB (Ecublens) CH-1015 Lausanne CONTACT: John C. Badoux, Director MISSION: To provide education and to develop advances in civil engineering technology. PRIMARY WORK Performs work in steel structures, composite steel-concrete construction, civil engineering, training, and construction. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, government, and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Monographs, scientific papers in journals, Ph.D. theses, list of publications, and specialty publications. SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH INSTITt~l FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, LAUSANNE (IREC) 14 av Eglise-Anglaise 1006 Lausanne CONTACT: Joseph CsilIaghy, Director MISSION: To provide education and advance technology in economics and social behavior concerning buildings. 187

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PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in human behavior, settlements, urban development, economics, sociological aspects, and construction and management. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, government, and fees for research. PUBLICATIONS: Research results, books, and specialty publications. SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, I^BORATORY FOR BUILDING MATERIALS SCIENCE, LAUSANNE Chemin de Bellerive 32 CH-1007 Lausanne CONIACI: Folker H. Wittmann, Director MISSION: To provide education and advance knowledge of materials performance and characterization. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on concrete, fracture mechanics, material durability, prediction of behavior, and testing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, university, and industry. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, professional journal articles, and specialty publications. FEDERAL HOUSING RESEARCH COMMISSION (CRL) Weltpoststrasse 4 CH-3000 Bern 15 CONTACT: Peter Gurtner, Head MISSION: To promote and fund research in the housing and building field and to disseminate findings to the public. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in modernization and rehabilitation, housing, economics, market analysis, and forecasting. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Series, research reports, and specialty publications. SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH (EMPA) Ueberlandstrasse 129 Postfach, CH-8600 Duebendorf Zurich CONTACT: H. M. Fischer, Public Relations 188

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MISSION: Central testing and research organization that develops guidelines, standards, and regulations for building materials and manufactured products. PRIMARY WORK: Investigations into the chemical and physical properties of buildings and manufactured materials, fuels, manufactured products and structures; testing of specimens and structural elements; nondestructive investigations; acceptance tests in accordance with national and international standards; and research work in the field of new materials. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for services and government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and scientific publications In the specific literature. SWISS FEDERAL INSTIIIlI~ OF TECHNOLOGY APPLIED STATICS AND STEEL STRUCTURES (BS) INSTITl~l~ OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING (IBK) INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING MATERIALS, MATERIAL CHEMISTRY, AND CORROSION (IBWK) NSTITUI1: OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING AND SOIL MECHANICS (IGB) INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING RESEARCH (IBR) ETH-Honggerberg Gebaude HIL CH-8093 Zurich CONTACT: P. Dubas, Director, BS H. Bachmann, Head, IBK H. Bohni, Director, IBWK H. J. Lang, Director, IGB B. Hubert, Director, IBR MISSION: To provide education and advanced building technology. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in structural engineering, steel and wood structures (BS); structural engineering, reinforced and prestressed concrete, earthquake engineering and dynamics, informatics (IBK); building materials, concrete, metals, reinforced plastics, corrosion (IBWK); civil engineering, foundations, soil mechanics, failure analysis, soil structures, clay mineralogy (IGB); housing, human sciences, renovation, quality control, energy requirements and conservation, economics (IBR). SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, fees for services, and industry. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, articles in professional journals, proceedings, technical recommendations and specialty publications. SWISS BUILDING DOCUMENTATION CENTER CH-4249 Blauen CONTACT: C. Weisser, Managing Director 189

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MISSION: Central information center for the building industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in information documentation systems, data bases on products and services, and information services. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Subscription fees and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly bulletin, catalogues, product information, files, and specialty publications. SWISS INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION (SZS) Seefeldstrasse 25 CH-8034 Zurich CONTACT: U. Wyss, Director MISSION: To promote use of steel for construction. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in civil engineering, materials, standardization, and information systems; provides advice and training. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Member firms. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal and list of publications. TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND ADVISORY INSTITUTE OF THE SWISS CEMENT INDUSTRY Lin den str ass e 10 CH-5103 Wildegg CONTACT: W. Wilk, Director MISSION: Undertakes research in all fields (other than road construction) of hydraulic binders, mortar, aggregates, and concrete. PRIMARY WORK: Advising, consulting, research, and testing in the field of all building materials containing hydraulic binders. SOURCES OF FINANCES: Contributions from the Swiss Cement Industry. PUBLICATIONS: Cement Bulletin, publications in professional journals, and specialty publications. 190