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TANZANL~ - NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION COUNCIL P.O. Box 40465 Dar es Salaam MISSION: To promote development of good building practices for the construction industry In order to maintain solid national growth. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in building materials, construction techniques and management, building design, and consultation and arbitration. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Seminar reports and specialty publications. NATIONAL HOUSING AND BUILDING RESEARCH UNIT P.O. Box 1964 Dar es Salaam CONTACT: A. L. Mtui, Director MISSION: To improve building technology for affordable housing using indigenous materials. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in materials, soils, testing, low-cost housing, human requirements, economics, sociocultural conditions, and information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and foreign grants. PUBLICATIONS: Research results and list of publications. TURKEY ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES LABORATORIES Insaat Fakultesi Alga Maslak, 80626 Istanbul CONTACT: MehmetUyan,Director MISSION: To provide education and improve technology for building materials and components. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on mechanical properties and service life predictions of concrete, ferrocement, gypsum, roofing products, and testing. 191