Building Research Service (BRS)
On 29 July 1971, the Building Research Service (BRS) was created to foster and undertake integrated research, advisory, and information dissemination on building and housing in the Philippines.
Through the years, BRS has actively pursued research on the development of building materials, products, and processes consistent with the principles of waste minimization and reduction of negative impacts on health and environment. It has also worked on developing and enhancing testing procedures and standards for new and indigenous building materials and technology. Moreover, BRS performs laboratory and field tests for both government and private entities, accepts contract research, provides consultancy and testing services, and develops training programs.