National Building Research Organisation

National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) the premier research & development institute
established in 1984 has now grown in to a successful technical service provider and research & development institution
where experts from multiple disciplines have teamed up and dedicated to create a disaster free built environment for the nation.

New Equipment to NBRO under Climate Resilience Improvement Project and TCLMP

The Government of Sri Lanka is currently implementing Climate Resilience Improvement Project (CRIP) utilizing a Credit of US$ 152 million from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank. The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) is one of the counterparts of Climatic Resilient Improvement Project (CRIP) playing the role of consultants on rectification/mitigation of unstable slopes under sub-components of the Project: Transport Continuity Program and School Protection Subprogram.

Under this Project, NBRO recently received several field equipment to undertake geotechnical investigation work for the remaining work of Transport Continuity Sub-component including two diamond core-drilling machines capable of drilling up to 50m and 200m depths, mud pump and a crane truck. The total approximate cost of the received instruments amounts to 37 million LKR.

Further, under the Technical Cooperation for Landslide Mitigation Project (TCLMP) funded by JICA and in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Government, NBRO has received a high capacity compressor for soil nailing and horizontal drainage construction works. The approximate value of the compressor is 10.5 million LKR. The drilling crew of Geotechnical Engineering Division of NBRO received a specific training from JICA on soil nailing and construction of horizontal drainages in landslide prone slopes. Consequently, NBRO will commence its very first soil nailing works at the Nurses Training College (NTS) in Kandy with the use of a NBRO owned soil-nailing machine within the first week of August.