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PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on soils and clay engineering; materials including stones, bricks, and tiles; low-cost roofing; indigenous and waste materials; and infrastructure development. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and United Nations. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, annual publication, and specialty publications. JAPAN BUILDING CENTER OF JAPAN (BCJ) Nihon Kenchiku Senta Mori Building 30 2-2 Toranonion 3-choine Minato-ku Tokyo 105 CONTACT: Mitsufusa Sawada, President Yujiro Kaneko, Senior Executive Director MISSION: To provide building technology to building associations and contractors. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work on developing standards and specifications, information systems and dissemination methods, operates exhibition center, and performs technical evaluations. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for information services, technical certification, sales of publications, and contract research. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly journal, research reports, committee reports, and Building Standard Law. BUILDING CONTRACTORS SOCIETY (BCS) Kenchikugyo Kyokai 2-5-1 Hatchobori Chno-Ku Tokyo 104 CONTACT: Hajime Sako, Chairman MISSION: To serve as a center for building research for member companies. . PRIMARY WORK: Awards the BCS Prize; performs investigations for safety and health-related issues; conducts research on machinery, energy, materials and construction techniques, information systems and dissemination, and scholarships. 143
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SOURCE OF FINANCES: Member companies. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal, research reports, BCS's annual building prize, and specialty publications. BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE (BRI) Kensetsu-Sho Kenchiku Kenkyujo 1 Tatehara, Oho-Machi Tsukuba-Gun, Ibaraki-Prefecture CONTACT: Hiroshi Takebayashi, Director MISSION: National building research laboratory that advances building practices through improved research. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in disaster mitigation, structural engineering, materials, energy conservation and energy utilization, housing and building economy, fire engineering, environmental design, and testing and evaluation. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, bibliographies, and specialty publications. HAZAMA-GUMI TECHNICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Kabushiki Kaisha Hazama-Gumi Gijutsu Kenk No 17-23 Hon-Machi Nishi 4-Chrome Yono, Saitama 338 CONTACT: Keiichi Fujita, Director MISSION: To conduct research to improve construction technology for Hazama-Gumi Construction Corporation. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in civil engineering, structural and seismic analysis, foundations and soils mechanics, ocean engineering, construction materials, construction equipment, energy-related research, and construction management. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Hazama-Gumi Construction Corporation. PUBLICATIONS: Annual journal, research reports, bibliographies, and catalogues. KAJIMA INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (KICT) Pajama Kensetsu Gijutsu Kenkyusho 19- 1, Tobitakyu 2-chome Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182 CONTACT: Sukenobu Momoshima, Director 144
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MISSION: Technical research laboratory of Kaiima Corporation. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in structural engineering; soils; foundations; rock mechanics; materials; construction methods, control, and equipment; environmental engineering; piping and air conditioning; and hydraulics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Kajima Corporation. PUBLICATIONS: Annual report and research reports. MAE DA CONSTRUCTION TECHNICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE 10-26, Fujimi 2-chrome Chiyoda-ku Tokyo CONIACI: Hiroyuki Kitamura, Director MISSION: To perform research to solve public works construction problems and social needs, and to improve the quality of construction. PRrMARY WORK: Provides research in civil, soil and geotechnica] engineering, materials, construction methods, and environmental engineering. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Maeda Construction Company. PUBLICATIONS: Annual journal, research reports, bibliographies, and specialty publications. NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, BUILDING ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Nippon Denshin Denwa Kabushiki-gaisya Kenchiku-Bu 1-5-3, Ohte-machi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100 CONTACT: Kiyoshi Morishita, Executive Manager MISSION: To provide the telecommunications services with research to improve building technology. PRIMARY WORK: Construction, maintenance, and restoration and management of telecommunications buildings and facilities. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Private company. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal, intelligent building design manual, and telecommunications buildings standards. 145
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OHBAYASHI-GUMI, LTD. 3, 2-chrome Kanda Tsukasa-cho, Chlyoda-ku Tokyo 101 MISSION: To provide technology that supports Ohbayashi-Gumi's construction activities. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in civil engineering, soils and foundations, earthquakes, structural materials, construction and environmental technology, and acoustics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Ohbayashiu-Gumi Ltd. PUBLICATIONS: Biannual research reports. SATO KOGYO CO, LTD., CENTRAL TECHNICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Chuo Gijutsu Kenkyusho 47-3 Sanda, Atsugi-shi Kanagawa Prefecture CONTACT: Kakuichi, General Manager MISSION: To provide improved construction technologies that meet the needs of the building industry. PRIMARY WORK: Research in quality control of concrete, earthquake engineering, subsoil construction engineering, energy conservation, pollution and industrial waste, and testing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Annual journal. SHIMIZU CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD., INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Shimizu-Kensetsu Gijyutsu Kenkyujo 4-17, Etchujima 3-chrome Koto-ku, Tokyo 135 CONTACT: Toshihiko Ota, Director, General Manager MISSION: To serve the corporation by developing new construction technologies and improving quality control. 146
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PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in construction methods, architectural performance, material properties, concrete, finishing matenals, construction management, steel structures, earthquake engineering, civil and structural engineering, rock mechanics, subsurface development, soil dynamics, seismic engineering, foundation engineering, soil engineering, acoustics, thermal environment, air technology, wind engineering, ocean hydrodynamics, water environment, fire safety, information systems, architectural design methods, electronics, advanced materials, applied biotechnology, and radiation physics. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Shimizu Construction Company PUBLICATIONS: Biannual reports of research, Shimizu Technical Research Bulletin (annually), and special publications. SOCIETY OF HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, AND SANITARY ENGINEERS OF JAPAN (S HAS E) Kuki Chowa Eisei Kogakkai Nakajima Building, 8-1 1-chrome Kita-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo CONTACT: Shoichi Fuji, President MISSION: To provide improved building services and environmental engineering technology to the building community. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in HVAC and plumbing systems, hosts technical meetings, conducts training, and presents annual SHASE award for technical excellence. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Membership fees and research contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly journal, handbooks, standards, research reports, bibliographies, and other specialty publications. TAISEI CORPORATION, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION 25-1, Nishi-Shinjuku 1-chrome Shinguku-ku Tokyo CONTACT: Hajime Sako, President MISSION: To promote development of advanced design and construction technologies. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in construction engineering; building materials; structural engineering including earthquakes, foundations, geotechnical, and hydraulics; building computer control systems; computer-aided construction; environmental and acoustical engineering; pollution control; and collection, management, and dissemination of information. 147
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SOURCE OF FINANCES: Taisei Corporation. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and annual report. TAKENAKA KOMU17EN COMPANY, LTD., TECHNICAL RESEARCH LABORATORY 5-14, 2-chrome Minamisuna, Koto-ku Tokyo CONTACT: Motoki Kondo, Director, General Manager MISSION: To serve the Takenaka Komuten Co. and the Takenaka Doboku Co. with advanced building and civil engineering technologies. PRIMARY WORK: Conduct research in systems engineering; disaster prevention and fire engineering, acoustics and vibration engineering; general structural and wind engineering; advanced structures and structural dynamics; computational engineering; ground improvement and soil dynamics; foundation, marine, civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering; water control engineering; concrete engineering; building materials; and construction equipment and materials. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Takenaka Komuten Co., Takenaka Doboku Co., and government organizations. PUBLICATIONS: Biannual research reports. TODA CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD., INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Toda Kensetsu Gijutsu Kenkyusho 7-1 Kyobashi 1-chrome Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104 CONTACT: K. Watanabe, General Manager MISSION: To serve the Toda Construction Co. and clients with advanced technology for improved construction practices. PRIMARY WORK: Conducts research in soil, foundation, structural, material, and construction engineering; bedrock analysis; construction methods; and environmental design. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Toda Construction Co., Ltd. PUBLICATIONS: Annual research report, quarterly reports, standards, research reports, and bibliographies. 148
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