NBRI is dedicated to the promotion of research-based knowledge that contributes to improving quality, safety and sustainability of the built environment, and to advancing and improving the construction process. NBRI is recognized as a national hub for building research and for the development and training of relevant research manpower. The main aims of the institute’s activities are advancement of basic and applied knowledge, perpetual dynamic development of a high level knowledge infrastructure required for a modern and updated construction sector, and dissemination of this knowledge within the profession.

Alongside their research activity, NBRI members take part in a multitude of professional activities, including standardization, participation in national and international associations, public and national committees, and international professional events.
The total range of NBRI activities deepens and consolidates the theoretical and applied knowledge in the areas of design, performance, materials, technologies and management, and renders it accessible to the construction sector.