Housing & Building Research Institute

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Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI) is an autonomous organization under Government of Bangladesh Ministry of Housing and Public Works.

Institutional structure[edit]

The Institute has a total of 153 personnel including 33 qualified research personnel. All activities including R & D programme are now being executed through the following Divisions and Sections:


  • Software Engineer
  • Building Materials Division
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Division
  • Housing Division


  • Extension and Dissemination Wing
  • Information and Documentation Section
  • Administrative & Accounts Section
  • Training Cell

Consultancy services[edit]

Building Materials Division[edit]

  • 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.
  • Abrasion test of aggregates.
  • Physical & Mechanical properties of aggregates and concrete.
  • Consultancy services for the manufactures of building materials/elements and on various building problems like Efflorescence and corrosion.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation & Engineering Division[edit]

  • Physical properties of soil.
  • Unconfined compression test of soil.
  • Compaction test, of soil.
  • Consolidation test of soil.
  • Triaxial shear test of soil.
  • Collection of undisturbed sample by boring (up to 500 ft.)
  • Standard penetration test of soil.
  • Consultancy services for the sub-soil improvements.

Structural Engineering and Construction Division[edit]

  • Perform load tests.
  • Structural design for building construction guidance.
  • Consultancy services for construction of low-cost buildings.

Housing Division[edit]

  • Architectural design for all types of buildings, lay-out plan for small community/complex with proper use of land and space.
  • Consultancy services for the construction of low cost houses.