Icelandic Building Research Institute (IBRI)
The Building Research Institute is an independent institution responsible to the Ministry of Industry and operating according to status in research in the interests of industry and commerce from 1965.
The role of the Institute is mainly to facilitate innovation, technical progress, improved production and lower cost by performing applied research in the field of buildings and constructions.
IBRI activities are carried out in following fields:
In most fields, the activities can be categorized as:
Research priorities are heavily influenced by the harsh climatic conditions in Iceland. Concrete research has focused on durability aspects and utilization of marginal concrete making materials as well as the rheology of fresh concrete. Building technology research has dealt with design principles, energy savings and technology transfer as well as durability aspects and maintenance/rehabilitation methods. Acoustics laboratory is the newest addition to IBRI in this field. Research in road construction, geology and soil mechanics deals to a great extent with quality evaluation of materials, test methods and design criteria.
Content updated on 4/14/2003