The iBMB is comprised of four divisions: "Building Materials", " Concrete Construction", "Fire Safety" and "Organic and Wooden Based Materials".
The Institute maintains a cooperation agreement between the Technische Universität Braunschweig (Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety) and the Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen (Civil Engineering Materials Testing Institute) in Braunschweig. A close alliance between research and materials testing is characteristic of the way the MPA and the iBMB function.
The collective use of personnel as well as research and testing facilities enables valuable synergy effects to be achieved. The board of the MPA also consists of three professors from the iBMB. The spokesperson of the board is currently Professor Jochen Zehfuß, who is also the managing director of the iBMB.