Founded in 1953, China Academy of Building Research (CABR) is the largest and most diverse research institution in building industry in China. It used to be affiliated to the Ministry of Construction (MOC). In 2000, it transferred from the public institution into a technology-based enterprise, affiliated to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC).
As the largest comprehensive research and development institute in the building industry in China, CABR carries out its mission in catering to the needs of building and construction industries nationwide, putting forward solutions for the key technical problems met in engineering based on applied research and development, providing technical development and consulting services, and undertaking building design and construction activities. It carries out common, basic and public technical researches required in this industry. CABR is responsible for the development and management of the major engineering construction and product standards of China. It exercises quality supervisions and tests on engineering construction, air conditioning equipment, solar water heater, elevator and chemical building materials so as to promote the scientific advancement of the construction industry, to push forward the standardization of the engineering construction, to enhance construction quality management, and to make active contributions to the development of construction industry in China.
CABR is engaged in about 70 research fields covering building structure, foundation, earthquake engineering, built environment and energy efficiency, residential building system and product, intelligent building, building engineering software, construction mechanization, building fire prevention, construction technology, and building materials. In recent years, CABR has put more efforts on the research and development of green building technologies, application technology of new energy, disaster prevention and mitigation technologies, and intelligent integration technology, etc.
After the transformation into technology-based enterprise, CABR, being market-oriented, has established 12 wholly-owned or holding companies, forming an integrated diversified development framework covering research and development, technical services, comprehensive design, planning, survey, quality inspection of construction engineering and product, R&D and production of high and new technologies and products, and engineering contracting as well.
CABR takes advantage of its complete superiority in technologies and focuses on the constant innovation in technologies, products and services for the construction industry, growing in strength greatly and achieving increasingly the economic benefit and social influence. It aims at becoming a large technology-based enterprise group, advanced in China and well-known in the world, with the mission of building our better future.