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PRIMARY WORK: Performs work on computer-a~ded design, knowledge-based systems, acoustics, lighting, thermal environment, building services, building materials, and computer applications to building and architecture. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and industry. PUBLICATIONS: Journal papers, books, research reports, quarterly reviews, and biannual newsletters. AUSTRIA RESEARCH SOCIETY FOR HOUSING, BUILDING, AND PLANNING Lowengasse 47 P.O. Box 164, A 1031 Wien CONTACT: Ewald Liepolt, Director MISSION: To perform interdisciplinary housing research. PRIMARY WORK: Conducts research in housing, building, and planning. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Membership fees, sales of publications, and sponsored research. PUBLICATIONS: Monographs, serial publications, working papers, and lists of publications. AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING RESEARCH An den langen Lussen A 1190 Wien CONTACT: Michael Wachberger, Scientific Director MISSION: Central building technology research institute. r PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in rehabilitation, energy conservation, and organization and management of construction. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Member fees, government, and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, Dual report, and news bulletin. AUSTRIAN CEMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE Reisnerstrasse 53 A 1030 Wien CONIACI: Hermann Sommer, Director 81

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MISSION: To serve as the research institute for Austna's cement industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on cement and concrete, developments of new applications quality control of cement and other hydraulic binding agents, and disseminates information. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Cement industry. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal, bulletins, and annual lists of publications. LABORATORY FOR PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY Wexstrasse 19-23 1200 Wien CONTACT: H. Huboey, Director MISSION: To serve as a plastic testing and research laboratory. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on plastics and building technology; develops training courses in plastics technology. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Membership fees and sponsored projects. PUBLICATIONS: Reports published in scientific journals. AUSTRIAN WOOD RESEARCH INSTITIJll: Arsenal, Franz-Grill-Strasse 7 A 1030 Wien CONTACT: Herbert Neusser, Scientific Director MISSION: To serve the Austrian Wood Research Society for chemical and mechanical technologies of wood. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in the mechanical technology of wood and composite woods and the chemical technology of wood, such as glues, varnishes, pulp, and paper. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sponsored research, services for industry, and member fees. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal and quarterly card index service. AUSTRIAN PLASTICS INSTITUTE Arsenal, Objekt 213 Franz-Grill-Strasse 5 A 1030 Wien CONTACT: Otto Hinterhofer, Director MISSION: To serve as a private research and testing institute. 82

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PRIMARY WORK: Performs basic and applied research and testing of plastics and composites, including fiber-reinforced plastics and plastic concrete. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for research and industrial services. PUBLICATIONS: Specialty publications. PHYSICAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON HEAT AND SOUND TECHNOLOGY Wexstrasse 19-23 A 1200 Wien CONTACT: Judith Lang, Director MISSION: To serve as a research and testing laboratory for the building community. PRIMARY WORK: Heat and sound insulation in buildings, building physics, noise control (machinery noise, traffic noise), and room acoustics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research results published in various journals and serials. TECHNICAL {lNI~7ERSITY OF GRAZ--INSTITtll~ FOR SOIL MECHANICS, ROCK MECHANICS, AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING Rechbauerstrasse 12 A 8010 Graz CONTACT: M. Fuchsberger, Director MISSION: Education and research in engineering mechanics. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in foundations. soil and rock mechanics. soil testing. and large-scale field testing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Periodic journals and research reports. .__o7 TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Karlsplatz 13 A 1040 Wien CONTACT: Alfred Pauser MISSION: Education and research to support the building community. 83