Construction industry is one of the largest sectors in the economic system
of Thailand. It is unfortunate that so little importance has been given
to this large sector during the past development plan of Thailand especially
on the issue of technology development. Lack of interest and investment
in research & development of construction and maintenance has created
many problems in practices. The problems caused by improper practices
and inadequate knowledge in all related steps (analysis & design, material
selection, construction control, and maintenance planning and operation).
The problems appear in the forms of many early damages and deterioration
of the existing structures under service. In similar manner, the necessity
of an environmentally friendly and energy saving technologies has not
been sufficiently emphasized. At present, there has still been no research
and development center that is set up for solving these national problems
even though great demands have been expected not only from public sector
but also from the private sector. There are a large number of companies
or public organizations that do not have R&D personnel and facilities
for their problem solving and technology development.
Construction and Maintenance Technology Research Center (CONTEC) was founded,
by the collaboration between the National Metal & Materials Technology
Center (MTEC) and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT),
Thammasat University, with the aim to be a leading R&D based institute
for solving the aforementioned problems.
To be a spearhead to serve the needs of construction industry in Thailand as well as to be a serving agent for the sustainable infrastructure development of Thailand via research and development.
Construction and Maintenance Technology Research Center (CONTEC) will be established mainly to carry out research and development projects on technologies required for solving problems and creating innovation in the following major areas;
Performance-based design of structures
Development of environmentally friendly and energy construction materials
Advance construction materials
Modern construction techniques
Service life and performance evaluation of the damaged or deteriorated structures
Non-destructive testing technologies
Monitoring & maintenance planning of Infrastructures
Repair & strengthening design and planning
Materials for structural repair
1. Resemble characters "C&M" which means "Construction
2. Symbolize "Water, Land, Road, Building&Bridge"
3. Toward sustainable development and bright future