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PRIMARY WORK: Research is performed on civil engineering construction, building physics and acoustics, and building information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Biannual report and quarterly director's report. INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING MATERIALS, TECHNICAL INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM Wexstrasse 19-23 A 1200 Wien CONTACT: Gerhard Kran~l, Chief MISSION: Testing of construction materials and equipment. PRIMARY WORK: Performs tests on building materials and construction systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Reports of tests and annual report. BELGI~ TECHNICAL CONTROL BUREAU FOR CONSTRUCTION SAFETY (SECO) Rue d'Arlon 53 1040 Brussels CONTACT: D. Vandepitte, Chairman of the Technical Board J. R. Richelle, Managing Director MISSION: To provide quality control to improve the design and construction of buildings and the manufacture and use of building materials in order to reduce the risk of defects. PRIMARY WORK: Performs quality control for building construction and civil engineering works, building services, and manufactured materials; and performs research to improve quality control of constructions. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees from projects. PUBLICATIONS: Research report, technical reviews, and conference and seminar reports. BELGIUM CENTER FOR CORROSION STUDY (CEBELCOR) Avenue Paul Heger, grill 2 B 1050 Brussels CONTACT: Antoine Pourbaix, Director 84

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MISSION: To perform corrosion research; to provide consulting, testing, and educational services. PRIMARY WORK: Research is performed in metallic corrosion, electrochemistry, mechanisms of corrosion, behavior of materials, steel in concrete, and water supply systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Research contracts and consulting and member fees. PUBLICATIONS: Periodic research reports and conference proceedings. NATIONAL CEMENT RESEARCH CENIRE (CRIC) Rue Cesar Franck 46 1050 Brussels CONTACT: J. Urlings, President MISSION: To serve as an industrial technical center for the cement industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on concrete and cement with a testing and technical laboratory. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Research grants, contracted work, and cement manufacturers fees. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, activity reports, and monthly issue of CRIC document card systems. BELGIAN BUILDING RESEARCH CENTER (CSTC) Rue du Lombard 41 B 1000 Brussels CONTACT: Ir Cario DePauw, Director General MISSION: National industrial research center for building research, documentation, and technical assistance. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on building construction, civil engineering, building performance, energy conservation, and environmental issues; provides technical assistance to contractors and manufacturers; and conducts training and seminars. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Levy on contractors, government, and contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal, technical notes, research reports, weekly paper, and other specialty publications. 85

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COATINGS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CoRI) Avenue P. Holoffe B 1342 Limelette CONTACT: P. Janssen Bennynck, Managing Director MISSION: To promote scientific development and technical progress In the areas of coatings, paints, and inks. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research, analysis, testing, and assessments of anticorrosion, industrial paints, and new technologies that result in specifications; provides technical assistance, documentary services, and bibliographic studies; offers scientific and technical training and seminars. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Public and private. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, information bulletins, and international scientific journals. NATIONAL GLASS INSTITUTE (INV) Boulevard Defontaine 10 B 600 Chaleroi CONTACT: M. Verburgh, Director MISSION: To promote the development of basic and applied research for the Belgian glass industry. PRIMARY WORK: Research and testing for the Belgium glass manufacturers in thermo-physics of glass making, physical and chemical properties of glass, fusion and reEning production of glass, and special problems associated with mirrors, automotive glass, and double glazing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Belgian glass industry, and sales of services. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and abstracts. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE Karsteel Arenberg Kardinal Mercierlaan 94 B 3030 Heverlee CONTACT: Jan Delrue, Department President MISSION: Education, research, and testing. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in building physics, design and building process, preservation of historic districts and buildings, and technical support in areas such as the theory and histon of architecture and urban and regional planning. 86

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SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and government. PUBLICATIONS: Specialized reviews and scientific reports. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LEWEN, CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Park van Arenberg de Croylaan 2 B 3030 Leuven HeverIee CONIACI: J. Berlamont, President MISSION: To provide advanced education and fundamental and applied research on materials, structures, and construction. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in civil eng~neenng; reinforced and prestressed concrete; structural restoration and strengthening masonry; concrete structures; improving the quality of roads; and modeling flows of rivers, channels, canals, and the North Sea. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, government, and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Journal articles, student theses, and periodic reports. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LEAN, ACOUSTICS AND HEAT CONDUCTION LABORATORY Celestijuenlaan 200 D B 3030 Heverlee CONTACT: H. Myncke, Director MISSION: Education and research on the acoustical environment. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in acoustics and noise abatement, heat conductivity, and water vapor transmission. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Ministry of Education and sponsored research. PUBLICATIONS: Scientific journals;periodic reports. STATE UNIVERSITY OF GHENT, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AND I^BORATORY FOR FUEL TECHNOLOGY AND HEAT TRANSFER - St. Pieternienwstraat 41 9000 Gent CONTACT: R. Minne, Director MISSION: To serve as university research laboratory for the building community. 87

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PRIMARY WORK: Provides measurement techniques for heat transfer through building materials, fuel combustion technology, and fire research. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, contract research, and testing fees. PUBLICATIONS: Research results and professionaljournals. GHENT STATE UNIVERSITY, MAGNEL LABORATORY FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE Grotesteenweg-Noord 2 B 9710 Ghent CONTACT: H. Lambotte, Director MISSION: Education, research, and testing of building materials. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on reinforced and prestressed concrete and other building materials; undertakes measurement and acceptance testing for industry. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government, research contracts, and fees for testing. PUBLICATIONS: Journals. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH (CRA) Batiment Vinci Place du Levant 1 B 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve CONTACT: J. F. Mabardi, Director MISSION: To educate and advance architectural practice through improved technology. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in architecture, town planning, building engineering, energy conservation, and alternate technologies. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, research contracts, and government. PUBLICATIONS: Periodic research reports and professional journals. STATE UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE, RESEARCH CENTERS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND TOWN PI^NNING, CIVIL ENGINEERING, BUILDING PHYSICS LABORATORY Quai Banning 6 4000 Liege CONTACT: J. Englebert, F. Peters, G. Fonder, R. Maquoi, and A. Dupagne, Directors 88

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MISSION: To educate and serve as a research center for architectural, structural, and building physics research. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in architecture and town planning, renovation and preservation of buildings and districts, building materials; materials use, structural engineering, computer-aided design, HVAC equipment, and thermal systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, industry, government, and research contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Technical notes, bi-annual list of publications, lecture notes, periodic reports, and international journals. STATE UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE, CIVIL ENGINEERING TEST LABORATORIES AND DEPARTMENT OF STRENGTH OF MATERIALS Qua1 Banning 6 4000 Liege CONTACT: A. Lejeune, President MISSION: To provide education and research laboratory capabilities to the Belgian building industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs theoretical, numerical, and experimental research in civil engineering, including soil and rock mechanics, bridges, structural engineering, reinforced concrete, building materials, and hydraulic engineering. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Research contracts, government, and grants. PUBLICATIONS: University publications, professional journals, and periodic reports. BRUSSELS FREE UNIVERSITY Avenue Adolphe Buyl 87 B 1050 Brussels CONTACT: P. Halleux and Jean Nuyens, Directors MISSION: To provide education in civil engineering and materials testing. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on structures, soils, rock, and fracture mechanics; materials testing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University, research contracts, and grants. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, student theses, and technical notes. 89