Towards the Realization of Safe, Secure and Sustainable Housing, Buildings and Urban Communities

ooooThe Building Research Institute (BRI) is a National Research and Development Agency with 70 years of history, which aims to bring sound and orderly development to housing, buildings and urban communities. For this purpose, it conducts technological investigation, testing, R&D (research and development) on housing, buildings, and urban planning, and training programs on seismology and earthquake engineering, as well as technical guidance and dissemination of their results.
oooo"To realize sustainable housing, buildings and urban communities" is the goal set in the fourth medium to long-term objectives (FY 2016 to 2021) directed by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. In order to achieve this goal, the BRI has prepared its fourth medium to long-term plan and is conducting various R&D activities that contribute to mitigation of building damage caused by natural disasters or fires, reduction of CO2 emissions, etc. It is also working on new governmental policies and/or technical standards related to building technology. The training programs on seismology and earthquake engineering, designed to give training to the engineers from developing countries, is also contributing to the global advancement of earthquake disaster prevention and countermeasures.
ooooIn recent years, new R&D activities have been advanced from the standpoint of obtaining competitive research funding and demonstrating leadership in collaborating with public and private sectors, and the BRI has initiated new approaches to support development of innovative R&D by private companies. It will continue to give back its research results to the society by collaborating with various entities.
ooooIn order to meet the expectations of the society, the BRI will continue to conduct priority R&D, and work on necessary basic and leading R&D from long-term perspective while focusing on securing and cultivating human resources.


Chief Exective

Dr. MIDORIKAWA Mitsumasa
Ph.D in Engineering


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