Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction, Japan
Data Center Description
For more than 80 years, the Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), a national institute of Japan, has been carrying out multidisciplinary research and development for enhancing civil engineering technologies and providing quality infrastructure. Many large-scale testing facilities, a wealth of research literatures and abundant experiences support our activities effectively. PWRI has close connections with national organizations, which construct and manage infrastructures, often cooperating with academic organizations and private companies. The fruits of our efforts have significantly been utilized through improving practical standard specifications and manuals, and providing technical guidance and training for infrastructure managers in Japan as well as developing countries.
In April 2001, the old PWRI attached to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was reorganized as part of sweeping government reforms into a new type of organization not directly belonging to the Ministry.