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Belgian Building Research Institute



The Belgian Building Research Institute is a private research institute founded in 1960 under impulse of the National Federation of Belgian Building Contractors in application of the so-called "De Groote" decree-law of 1947.
This decree-law named after the former Minister of Economic Affairs was specifically aimed at the promotion of applied research in the construction industry, in order to improve its competitiveness.
In application of this decree-law, the statutory members of the BBRI are the more than 90,000 Belgian construction companies (general contractors, carpenters, glaziers, plumbers, roofers, floorers, plasterers, painters, etc..), mostly SMEs.

According to its statutes, the BBRI has the following three main tasks:

  • to perform scientific and technical research for the benefit of its members
  • to supply technical information, assistance and advice to its members
  • to contribute to the general innovation and development in the construction sector, more specifically by performing contractual research upon the request of the industry and the authorities.

To fulfil these tasks, the BBRI pools on the expertise of more than 200 highly skilled and motivated staff members coming from various educational backgrounds, working in multidisciplinary teams depending on the treated subject.

Contact information

Give us a call on 02 716 42 11

Every working day from 8h30 till 12h30 and 13h30 till 16h45.

Station expérimentale - Limelette

Research Facility

Avenue P. Holoffe 21

+32 (0)2 6557711
+32 (0)2 6530729

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Brussels Meeting Center

Avenue Poincaré 79

+32 (0)2 5298100
+32 (0)2 5298110

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Rue du Lombard 42

+32 (0)2 5026690
+32 (0)2 5028180

BE 0407.695.057

Centre de démonstration et d'information

Demonstration and Information Center

Marktplein 7 bus 1

+32 (0)11 799511
+32 (0)2 7253212

Scientific Publications

In addition to the BBRI-publications, our staff members regularly publish scientific publications for projects and studies.

The English version of these publications can be found on the Dutch (WTCB) or French (CSTC) version of the website.

For more information about the publications or services of the BBRI (technical advice, management, ...), go to ...