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S. construction firms have reaped over several decades the benefits of the nation's technological leadership in industry. S. builders simply followed their long-time domestic manufacturer clients who moved abroad in a quest for larger markets and supply sources. Other firms have played a more active role in developing the technology that opened market opportunities in countries seeking to expand their industrial bases. Since its formation in the first year of this century, the M. W. Kellogg Company has relied on experienced mechanical and chemical engineering techniques and laboratory research and development to grow as an engineering contractor by creating and improving new processes for the oil and petrochemical industry.

Frank Press and Dr. Robert M. White are chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of the National Research Council. S. Trade and Development Program, International Development Cooperation Agency Grant Agreement TDP 7712561; National Science Foundation Grants No. MSM-8612738 and MSM-8612783 under Master Agreement No. 8618641; Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation Grant Agreements No. S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Grant No. 87-G-050. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER 88-61728 INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER 0-309-03937-1 Cover illustration by Tom Adams.

Trade and Development Program, International Development Cooperation Agency Grant Agreement TDP 7712561; National Science Foundation Grants No. MSM-8612738 and MSM-8612783 under Master Agreement No. 8618641; Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation Grant Agreements No. S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Grant No. 87-G-050. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER 88-61728 INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER 0-309-03937-1 Cover illustration by Tom Adams. Printed in the United States of America First Printing, July 1988 Second Printing, October 1988 Third Printing, May 1989 Page iii BUILDING RESEARCH BOARD (1987-1988) RICHARD T.

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