Construction Industry Development Authority

Ministry of Urban Development and Housing

Standards & Research Division

Overview of Standards & Research Division

Ensure end user satisfaction by increasing the quality, safety/reliability and affordability of the divisional services by benchmarking with the international best standards and practices.

Within the corporate mission of CIDA undertake upliftment of knowledge levels of construction industry stakeholders by establishing regulations, recommending best practices, reducing construction cost and time, optimizing use of resources to reduce wastage, minimize environmental degradation and improve efficiency of construction practices and related supply chains.

Staff of Standards & Research Division


Services of Standards & Research Division

Standards section

  • Preparing and publishing and revising Technical Specifications & Standard Bidding Documents and Guidelines
  • Coordinating with relevant agencies for Setting Standards
  • Preparation of National Codes for Buildings & Highways
  • Representations in sartorial committees, councils of state organizations engaged in industry matters
  • Interpretations on application of CIDA published materials.


Research section

  • Liaising with relevant bodies and developing / revising standards in par with technological advancements.
  • Establishing a technology incubator / facilitator and liaise with Research Institutes in identifying priorities.
  • Conducting awareness & information dissemination workshops/ seminars on Technology.
  • Publishing Technical Journals
  • Organizing national forums for R & D work
  • Organizing national awards for R & D and Innovations (concepts& products)
  • Conducting research work on construction materials, alternatives for materials construction processes and methods related to building and civil engineering
  • infrastructure construction projects.




  • Construction Industry Development Authority
  • "Savsiripaya", 123, Wijerama Mawatha,
  • Colombo 07. Sri Lanka.
  • +94-11-2699801
  • +94-11-2699738