Zhejiang Academy of Building Research & Design Co., Ltd. (ZABRD)was established in 1955, is a provincial-scaled enterprise specialized in building technologies and is affiliated to Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Zhejiang Province. Over more than 50 years of development, ZJABRD has grown into the largest and the most comprehensive research and extension center in construction industry in Zhejiang. ZJABRD has a comprehensive research center (R&D Center of Building Technologies) and fully holds seven subsidiaries. ZJABRD is also home to Zhejiang Building Safety Evaluation Center, Zhejiang Building Technology Extension Center, Zhejiang Building Energy Conservation Center and Journal of Zhejiang Construction.
ZJABRD has a strong technical force with 15 professors/professor-level senior engineers, 64 senior engineers and 161 engineers. Those figures combined account for 46% of ZJABRD's total employees. With its strong technical force, ZJABRD has played a leading role in both research and practice on building technologies in Zhejiang, and has accumulated a great deal of experience in every aspect of construction industry. Recognition of ZJABRD's contributions to the field includes involvement in the development of a significant number of national and local standards and reception of a number of national and provincial/ministerial level awards.
Based on its technical force, ZJABRD has set up seven subsidiaries, widely engaged in the range of inspection, supervision, design and special construction of engineering projects, development and production of building materials, building energy conservation, and technology and equipment trading. In the recent years, ZJABRD focused on building an efficient management system to provide a better environment for its employees to realize their value and for technology innovation. As a result, ZJABRD has made significant enhancements in both social and economic benefits over the recent years. ZJABRD passed ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification in 2004 and became a registered agency of Higher People's Court of Zhejiang Province.
For years, with the guidance and support from competent authorities at all levels, ZJABRD has made significant contributions to economic development of Zhejiang as well as advances of building technologies of Zhejiang construction industry. Looking ahead to the future, ZJABRD will consistently adhere to the business philosophy of "practical and realistic, scientific and impartial, quality first, service uppermost" to create a new prospect through constant technology innovations and continuous improvements in business management.