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PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in real estate management, design, construction, information documentation and retrieval systems, and innovations to improve productivity. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal, research reports, and list of publications. VENEZUELA NATIONAL INSTITtll~ OF HOUSING Edif~cio Cruz Verde Esquma Cruz Verde Caracas 1010 CONTACT: Tito Fernando Herrera Armas, President MISSION: To encourage development of technology to improve low-cost housing. PRIMARY WORK: Provides services in the management of projects, housing, land, rehabilitation, economics, and quality control. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, grants, and banks. PUBLICATIONS: Program reports, policies and recommendations, and specialty publications. CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF VENEZUELA, INSTIT111~ OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURAL MODELS (IMME) Apdo 50.361 Caracas 1050A CONTACT: Maria L. Diaz de Smitter, Director MISSION: Education to improve technologies for the construction industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on low-cost buildings, construction, indigenous materials, earthquake engineering, precast concrete, and information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Biannual journal, research reports, and specialty publications. 210