Activities

Research and Development

The Building Research Institute (BRI) has been conducting various research and development from the fair and neutral perspective of a public-sector research institute on the "umpire's side".
The results of research and development are reflected in forming governmental policies and/or drawing up national technical standards, which are utilized for technology development, design and construction in private sectors as the "players".
Those results are contributing to the improvement of housing, building and urban communities in Japan.


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Construction Investment in Japan

BRI has the following research departments to conduct research and development efficiently and flexibly.

Reference: A presentation material in CIB CEO meeting on May 23, 2014 regarding BRI's research and development activities

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Disaster Investigation
Tsunami Source Model

BRI has sent staff members to disaster-affected regions in Japan and overseas to conduct surveys on the damage to buildings and residential lands caused by the earthquake, tsunami, tornado, fire, etc. The research reports on those disaster investigations are of assistance in establishing countermeasures against damages.

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Technical Evaluation and Dissemination

Responding to the request from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), BRI has been evaluating proposals from private sectors for "The Leading Projects for Long-term Quality Housing" and "The Leading Projects for Promoting CO2 reduction in Hosing and Building" since fiscal year 2008.
BRI has been making public the results of the evaluation and knowledge obtained from the evaluation process through symposiums, publications, etc.


Strong Motion Observation

BRI is conducting strong motion observation for building structures with more than seventy strong motion stations deploying in major cities throughout Japan.

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International Training

BRI provides the training program in seismology, earthquake engineering and tsunami disaster mitigation in the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering. The training program consists of 4 courses: (1) One-year training course in seismology, earthquake engineering and tsunami disaster mitigation, (2) Seminar course such as the Latin American Earthquake Engineering course, (3) Global Seismological Observation Course and (4) Individual course.

Other International Cooperation

BRI has been conducting a lot of international cooperative activities such as international collaborative research projects, international conferences and technology transfers to the developing countries as well as the International Training in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering.

BRI's International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE) is promoting an international platform for reducing earthquake disasters in developing countries with MLIT and UNESCO from 2007 as the Center of Excellence.
BRI has been dispatching staff members not only as JICA experts for technology transfers to developing countries in earthquake engineering, but also as representatives of Japan to international meetings of CIB, RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures) as well as ISO (International Organization for Standardization) in building fields.

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Meeting on international joint survey
Meeting on international joint survey
UNESCO jica cib


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