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