Update date: Apr. 28, 2016
Public Works Research Institute
Chief Executive, Tadahiko SAKAMOTO, Dr. Eng
1-6 Minamihara,Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8516 Japan
Number of employees：
Organization/Research department name (11)：
Subordinate facility name (3)：
Planning and Research Administration Department
Construction Technology Research Department
Material and Geotechnical Engineering Reseach Group
Earthquake Disaster Prevention Research Group
Water Environment Research Group
Pavement test field,
Dam hydraulic laboratory,
Earth structure laboratory,
Purpose of establishment：
Establishment as the Road Materials Testing Department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Reorganization as the Civil Engineering Laboratory
Renamed "The Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction"
Relocation of all facilities to and integration at the new Tsukuba Science City
Renamed "Public" Works Research Institute, Ministry of Land,Infrastructure and Transport"
The Independent Administrative Institution Public Works
Research Institute (PWRI) carries out, in accordance with
the purpose of the Independent Administrative Institution
System stipulated by the Basic Law of the Administrative
Reform of the Central Government (Article 36) and the Law
of the General Rules for Independent Administrative Institution
(Article 2), research and development
-that must be reliably performed for the public good by
stabilizing the lives of the people and the public economy
-and that aren't necessary to be carried out directly by
the national government,
-but that might not necessarily be carried out if left up
to the private sector.
PWRI carries out the following research and development,
technical support, and dissemination of reseach results
in the field of civil engineering technolgy.
(1) Vanguard research and development of new materials,new
construction methods etc.
(2) Advanced and basic research and development to clarify
phenomena and mechanisms
(3) Research and development of general purpose technologies
such as countermeasure construction methods etc.
Branch Organization (7)：
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