Building Materials Division

Study for producing new or better construction materials from local raw materials and industrial and agricultural wastes with emphasis to augment the supply and use as substitute for commonly used materials.

Evaluation of properties and performance of different building materials and conducting the standard test for quality control of the materials are also included in the scope of activities. There are two laboratories under this division namely (a) Chemical Testing and Research Laboratory and (b) Physical Testing and Research Laboratory. The tests and consultancy services rendered by this Division are:
  • Chemical analysis of building materials
  • Determination of physical and mechanical properties of building materials
  • Suitability test of soil for the production of bricks
  • Chemical analysis of water, soil, paints
  • Performance test of paint and distemper
  • Consultancy services for the manufactures of building materials/elements and on various building problems like Efflorescence and corrosion


Housing and Building Research Institute
120/3, Darus-Salam, Mirpur
Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh
Tel +880-2-9035222
Fax +880-2-9035057

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Contact Persons

Mohammad Abu Sadeque PEng.
Phone: 02-9035222