GBRC:History

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History

1964.04 The Corporations approved by the Minister of Construction and started operations.
1965.04 Oyodo Testing Lab opens.
1972.08 The Corporation is set under the control of both the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
1977.12 Sakai Testing Lab opens.
1981.04 The Corporation is appointed to an Accredited Inspection Organization by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
1981.09 Kyoto Testing Lab opens.
1982.05 Kakogawa Testing Lab opens.
1996.04 Kobe Testing Lab opens.
1997.04 System Certification Business Division is set up.
1998.07 Product Certification Center is set up.
1998.10 The Corporation is approved as a Designated Approval Organization under the Industrial Standardization Law by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
1999.04 Building Confirmation & Inspection Center is set up. The Corporation was designated to an Accredited Testing Laboratory (JNLA) under the Industrial Standardization Law.
1999.07 Offices of Building Confirmation & Inspection Center and System Certification Center are set up at Osaka Office opens at Chuo-ku, Osaka City.
1999.10 The Corporation is appointed to a Designated Confirmation Inspection body based on the Building Standard Law by the Ministry of Construction.
2000.04 Building Confirmation & Evaluation Center is set up.
2000.06 The Corporation is appointed to a Designated Performance Evaluation Organization and a Designated Authorization body based on the Building Standard Law from the Ministry of Construction.
2000.08 System Certification Center is authorized as one of Quality Management System Assessment and Registration body by the Japan Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (JAB).
2000.10 The Corporation is appointed to a Designated Performance Evaluation Organization and a Designated Authorization body based on the Housing Quality Assurance Act by the Ministry of Construction.
2003.09 The Corporation is accredited as a Force Calibration Laboratory under the Japan Calibration Service System (JCSS) by National Institute of Technology and Evolution (NITE).
2003.10 The Corporation is accredited as a Testing Laboratory under the Concrete Construction Method System by Osaka Prefecture Building Administration Liaison Conference.
2004.04 Tokyo Contact is opens at Minato-ku, Tokyo.
2005.02 The Corporation is accredited as a Testing Laboratory under the Japan National Laboratory Accreditation System (JNLA) by National Institute of Technology and Evolution (NITE).
2005.10 The Corporation is accredited as a Designated Certification Body under the Industrial Standardization Law by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2007.04 Structure Judgment Center is set up at Osaka Office.
2007.06 The Corporation is appointed to a Designated Structural Calculation Conformity Judgment Body based on the Building Standard Law.
2010.02 Osaka Office and Osaka Office Annex were unified and relocated to Chuo-ku, Osaka.
2010.02 Product Certification Centre was relocated from the Headquarters to Osaka Office.
2012.04 Reorganised as a general incorporated foundation.

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