Central Building Research Institute

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Coordinates: 29°51′55″N 77°54′12″E / 29.86528°N 77.90333°E / 29.86528; 77.90333

Central Building Research Institute
CBRI Campus in Roorkee
Established 1947

Sh. Yadvendra Pandey

Asst Director-Dr A K Minocha
Location Roorkee-247 667, Uttarakhand
Website www.cbri.res.in, http://india.gov.in/official-website-central-building-research-institute

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The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) at Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, is a constituent establishment of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India and has been vested with the responsibility of generating, cultivating and promoting building science and technology in the service of the country.

The Institute maintains relationships with national and international standards setting groups like CIB in the Netherlands; TWAS in Italy; BRE in the United Kingdom; ASTM in the United States; CSIRO in Australia; RILEM in France; BRS in Canada and UNCHS in Nairobi, Kenya.

At the national level of India, the Institute has close interaction with BMTPC, HUDCO, DST, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Rural Areas, Housing Boards and Societies of the State Governments, engineering and academic institutions, construction and building material industries.


The objects of the CBRI are:

  • To carry out applied and basic research in all areas of building science to solve problems confronting the country in:
    • Shelter planning
    • Building materials
    • Structures and Foundations
    • Disaster mitigation including Fire Engineering
  • To develop new technologies for the promotion of building materials and systems
  • To disseminate the results of research far and wide for the good of community
  • To transfer the developed technologies to the industry for further commercialization.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT- (http://www.cbri.res.in/others/CBRI-IB.pdf)

Wood substitute building materials:

1.Rice Husk Plastic Wood (wood without tree)

2.Natural fiber based laminates / panels/ sheets

3.Jute-Sisal fiber products

4.EPS door shutter- wood substitute

5.Coir-CNSLBoard, - wood alternative

6.Pine needle composite boards/panels

7.Bagasse-cement boards and panels- Agro-waste utilization

8.MDF board from plywood/veneer waste

9.Low density board/ light weight sandwich panels using paper industry waste

Process and Technologies

1.Use of Kota stone dust for making building components

2.C&D waste utilization in building products

3.Improved brick production and commercialization

4.Design and development of thermally efficient fixed chimney brick kiln


  • Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan: Present
  • Dr. Girish Sahni: Aug. 2015 - December 2015
  • Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya: 2009-2015
  • Ar. V K Mathur: 2000-2005
  • Prof. R. N. Iyengar: 1994-2000

Current R & D Projects[edit]

* Innovative Materials & Technologies for Next Generation Green Buildings

• Nano-engineered cementitious materials • Development of multifunctional coatings using nanotechnology • Enhancing the fire retardancy of polymeric materials using nanocomposites • Phase Change Materials for Energy Efficiency in Buildings • Geopolymer concrete • Bio-Concrete as self Healing Material • Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Concrete (HyFRC) in Structural Applications • Development of Pervious Concrete for Tropical Climate • Green Retrofit Strategies for Office Buildings • Demolition Wastes as Raw Materials for Low Cost Construction Products • Solar Thermal Air Conditioner • Solid Industrial Waste – A Resource Geo-material for Civil Construction • Technology packages for mass housing in urban areas for different geo- climatic regions • Development of Robust Foundation for Difficult Soils • Indigenous Cathodic Protection System for Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures • Development of fire safe polymeric composite panels • Study of Impact behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Elements • Improved Ventilation System for Cleaner Built Environment

* Engineering of Disaster Mitigation & Health Monitoring for Safe & Smart Built Environment



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