Department of Building Research Research
The Department of Building Research provides the public with safe and pleasant residential environments through R&D in housing, construction, and urban technology. Broad areas of its R&D include sustainable and environment-friendly construction and city planning; design, construction, and installation for structural safety; development and testing of advanced construction materials; performance-based construction and housing standards; reconstruction and remodeling technology for a longer lifespan and improved functionality of structures; and modular construction and recycling technology. The R&D achievements of the Department of Building Research have led to the creation of structures and cities in Korea with enhanced levels of safety and functionality, setting a precedent which can be studied by other countries seeking similar results, with whom it is happy to share its technology. The Department of Building Research will heighten and integrate its R&D endeavors to create the kind of innovative culture and system of construction that are needed for a sustainable living environment for the well-being of humanity and the planet.