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SHANGHAI RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES 75 Wan Ping Road Shanghai CONTACT: Pu Wang, Director MISSION: To provide building research and testing services. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on structural engineering, building materials, construction machinery, building physics, computer techniques for construction, and economics and building information systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government ministries and research contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Various publications on research activities and results. TIANJIN FIRE RESEARCH INSTITUTE P.O. Box 27 Tianjin CONTACT: B~ngyao Xu, Director MISSION: To undertake research on fire growth and spread and applied techniques in fire prevention and extinguishment. PRIMARY WORK: The Tianj~n Fire Research Institute is involved in research on the combustion property of materials and techniques in fire prevention and explosion venting; the theory of fire modeling and testing techniques; techniques of fire statistics, fire investigation, and fire-cause determination; fire ext~ngu~shants, fire resistance, and fire-resistant materials; applied techniques of automatic fire alarm and automatic fire-ext~nguishing eng~neenng; fire standards and fire prevention codes. The institute is also the National Center for Inspection and Testing of Product Quality-of Fixed Fire Extinguishing System and Fire Resistant Building Components. The center tests fire extinguishants, fire-ext~nguishing systems' components, and building components. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Journal and newsletter. COLOMBIA COLOMBIAN INSTIIIJ1~ OF CEMENT PRODUCERS P.O. Box 52816 Medellin CONTACT: Carlos A. Ossa, Executive Director 99
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