Applications are being invited from researchers for placements at the BRE Cardington laboratory, UK. The site has three full scale buildings which can be used in the projects The site's steel, concrete and timber multi-story test buildings form a major research infrastructure under the European Union's 'Improving the human research potential' part of the Fifth RTD Framework programme. Applications are taken on a continuous basis, with reviews carried out every four to six months. The next review of applications is scheduled for August/September 2000. Researchers do not need to restrict their subjects to structural projects.