• to promote technical and scientific studies and research on various problems of building construction and building materials industries and of human settlement as a whole;
  • to study the availability, development and utilisation of indigenous building materials;
  • to promote new and better uses of commonly used building materials;
  • to encourage adoption of quality control measures in building construction;
  • to initiate actions for the improvement of the technology, method of planning and designing of building construction and maintenance work in the housing sector;
  • to develop inexpensive and new materials and technology for building construction through pilot projects;
  • to initiate research programme and case-studies in the field of housing and building research in co-operation with the National Council for Science and Technology and other research institutes and universities;
  • to evaluate its research activities and to initiate actions for adoption of research results;
  • to institute fellowships and scholarships for the purpose of encouraging research and technical and scientific studies in the field of housing and building construction;
  • to train research personnel and technicians for the purpose of carrying out its research activities;
  • to provide for consultation and advisory services in the field of housing and building research;
  • to disseminate latest knowledge on the problems of housing and building construction;
  • to publish regularly research reports, research bulletins, technical reports and other reports on the work done by it; and
  • to do such other acts and things as may be necessary or convenient to be done in connection with, or incidental or conductive to, the performance of the aforesaid functions.


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.
Email: director@hbri.gov.bd
Phone: 02-9035222