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Land and Sea Sciences Administration (Geological Survey of Israel)

The Government Building Administration (GBA) is the executive arm of the Finance Ministry/Accountant General
and government housing responsible for the construction of dozens of governmental centers and courthouses.
The GBA was established in 1993 (under the previous name of “Government Center and Courthouse Construction Administration”) in order to implement a master plan for the construction of modern government offices in order to improve service to the public and [to provide] suitable working conditions [for government employees].
The GBA is the staff unit tasked with developing and executing new construction and constitutes the professional authority on construction issues. The GBA handles the construction of ministerial offices, district and subdistrict government centers, courthouses and a variety of [other] projects.
The Land and Sea Sciences Administration Building (Geological Survey of Israel) is located at the edge of Givat Ram in a strip bordered by Menachem Begin Blvd. on the west and the Givat Ram Campus on the east.
The building houses the units of the Geological Survey that previously operated at the Schneller site as well as the following institutes and units:
• The National Physics Laboratory
• The Geophysical Institute of Israel
• The Weights and Measures Laboratory
• National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA)
This is a utility-rich building designed by Tafnit Design & Urban Planning Ltd. that provides complex technological solutions for vibration damping, survivability during an earthquake and special laboratory conditions including clean rooms.
The building was designed as an energy-saving green structure that integrates well with its environment.