The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, India, has been vested with the responsibility of generating, cultivating and promoting building science and technology in the service of the country.
CBRI was inaugurated in 1947, since then the Institute has been assisting the building construction and building material industries in finding timely, appropriate and economical solutions to the problems of materials, rural and urban housing, energy conservation, efficiency, fire hazards, structural and foundation problems and disaster mitigation.
The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) maintains linkages with international bodies like CIB, Netherlands; TWAS, Italy; BRE, U.K.; ASTM, U.S.A.; CSIRO, Australia; RILEM, France; BRS, Canada and UNCHS, Nairobi, Kenya.
At the national level, the Institute has close interaction with BMTPC, HUDCO, DST, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Rural Areas, Housing Boards and Societies of the State Governments, engineering and academic institutions, construction and building material industries.
Objectives of Central Building Research Institute (CBRI)
To carry out applied and basic research in all areas of building science to solve problems confronting the country in:
- Shelter planning
- Building materials
- Structures and Foundations
- Disaster mitigation including Fire Engineering
- To develop new technologies for the promotion of building materials and systems
- To disseminate the results of results of research far and wide for the good of community
- To transfer the developed technologies to the industry for further commercialization
Mission of Central Building Research Institute (CBRI)
To carry out R&D on all aspects of building and housing and assist the building industry in solving problems of planning, designing, foundations, materials and construction including disaster mitigation in all kinds of buildings with a view to achieve economy, comfort, functional efficiency, speed, productivity in construction, environment preservation and energy conservation.
Training Facilities in Central Building Research Institute (CBRI)
CBRI offers training programmes to engineers, architects, artisans, contractors and administrators in different areas of building science and technologies. Number of overseas personnel from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Philippines, Bangladesh and Bhutan have visited CBRI for trainings.
Training Programmes organized by CBRI in the recent past are AutoCAD, GIS, Waterproofing of Buildings, Low cost construction technologies for hilly regions, CBRI Pre-cast building component technology, Repairs and strengthening of earthquake affected houses, Passive fire protection systems, Low Cost Building Materials & Technologies, Rural housing and sanitation, Brick Production Technologies