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MISSION: National laboratory for road research and information. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on issues of road and traffic engineering, transport planning, and instrumentation; maintains national documentation center. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Commonwealth and state governments; consultation fees. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal and index, research and special reports, technical manuals, and annual progress report. BRICK DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH INSTITUll: (BDRI) 159 Drnmmond Street Carlton South Victoria 3053 CONTACT: Tony Larnach-Jones, Executive Director Clive Letts, Research Manager MISSION: To represent the Australian and New Zealand clay brick and paver industry in technical matters; to carry out research and testing; and to provide advice to manufacturers, specifiers, and users of clay bricks and pavers. PRIMARY WORK: Advisory services through inspection, research, testing, publications and design. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Member subscriptions, fees from consulting, publications sales, and grants from the federal government. PUBLICATIONS: Technical notes, design guides, specifications, and test methods for clay bricks and pavers in written and video form. CEMENT AND CONCRETE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA 147 Walker Street North Sydney, New South Wales, 2060 CONTACT: K. J. Cavanagh, Director MISSION: To promote and develop the use of cement and concrete. PRIMARY WORK: Provides technical advisory services, funds research on cement and concrete, develops bases for national standards, and promotes new uses of cement and concrete. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Portland cement industry. PUBLICATIONS: Journals and periodic technical manuals, reports, notes, and information sheets. 78

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COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, DIVISION OF BUILDING RESEARCH (CSIRO, DBR) P.O. Box 56, Highett Victoria 3190 CONTACT: F. A. Blakey, Chief MISSION: National research laboratory seeking to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the building and construction sector of the economy; to enhance the potential standard of the infrastructure for all Australians at work, at play, and at home; to minimize any adverse impacts of the construction sector on the environment; and to collaborate with and give advice to industry and the community. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on building technology, civil engineering works, acoustics, housing, and social and economic studies related to the infrastructure. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and private industry. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly newsletter, annual research papers, and research reports. CONCRETE INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA 25 Berry Street North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 CONTACT: K. J. Cavanagh, Secretary/Treasurer MISSION: To develop and disseminate concrete technology and practices. PRIMARY WORK: Hosts conventions and meetings; publishes technical papers. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Membership fees. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly journal, reference specifications for concrete work, technical committee reports, and technical papers. QUEENSLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, FACULI Y OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN G.P.O. Box 2434 Brisbane Queensland CONTACT: Bill B. P. Lim, Head MISSION: To provide academic education and research to the building environment and architectural design and practice. 79

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PRIMARY WORK: Research is performed in architectural design and planing, lighting, energy conservation and renewal, and thermal behavior. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SCHOOL OF BUILDING P.O. Box 1, Kensington New South Wales 2033 CONTACT: Roger M. A. Miller, Head MISSION: To provide academic education and technical assistance for Australia's building industry. PRIMARY WORK: Research methods of building construction, project management, contract preparation, and administration; evaluates building failures; has close working relationships with the Australian building community; and provides knowledge about technical and managerial problems in building construction. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University of New South Wales, Australian government, and building and materials manufacturers. PUBLICATIONS: Research results and specialty publications. NEW SOUTH WALES UNIVERSllY, SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING Kensington New South Wales 2033 CONTACT: D. G. Carmichael, Director MISSION: To provide academic education, perform research in civil engineering construction and management, and furnish consultative services for the public and private building industry. PRIMARY WORK: Performs evaluation of field construction operations, concrete placement systems, and equipment management; and performs studies on building construction techniques and material placement. SOURCE OF FINANCES: University and sponsored research. PUBLICATIONS: Research papers. UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE New South Wales 2006 CONTACT: John S. Gero, Director MISSION: To perform teaching and research for improving building design and performance. 80