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PRIMARY WORK: Disseminates the results of research and applies them to the contracts for housing and equipment that the ministry develops. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Periodic bulletins and conference and seminar reports. CHINA CHINA ACADEMY OF BUILDING RESEARCH 9 Xiao Huang Zhuang An Wai Beijing CONTACT: Zhengzhong Xu, President MISSION: To serve as a comprehensive research institute. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research and development on building technologies, including construction technology and products; compiles and administers building codes and standards; undertakes testing and measuring for quality control of construction engineering and products; provides testing services and technical training. Research is performed in the following areas: building structures, foundations engineering, earthquake engineering, building materials, building finishes, building physics, air conditioning, construction mechanization, comprehensive design of buildings, building fire, and computers. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Partial government. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal and specialty publications. CHINA BUILDING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER 19 Che Gong Zhuang Street Beijing CONTACT: Ronglie Xu, Senior Engineer MISSION: To promote the development of building technology and urban and rural construction. PRIMARY WORK: Provides work in materials, renovation, assessment of building products, building economics, organization and dissemination of technology, trading, compilation of building standards, and exhibitions. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly and quarterly publications, research reports, catalogues, journals, and periodic synopses. 98