The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) is Korea’s only government-funded research institute in the area of construction technology. Drawing on the unrivaled R&D capacities we have accumulated over upwards of 40 years, we are an institution dedicated to our social roles and responsibilities as a body for research.
The KICT is on the cusp of a new beginning, as we intend to transform our operations as follows. First, we will engage aggressively in research to resolve national-level issues that are intimately associated with the quality of life of the Korean people: smart cities, future road infrastructures, responding to climate change-induced disasters, and reducing airborne fine dust (fine particulate matter).
Furthermore, through preemptive R&D initiatives in areas associated with the national grand strategy such as the Digital New Deal and the Green New Deal, we will assume a leading role in enhancing the national competitiveness, furthering the growth of technology, nurturing a high added value construction industry, and fostering the growth of small and medium enterprises.
Lastly, we will implement advanced R&D systems, nurture global R&D talent, and foster global leaders. Through the world-class research achievements and prestigious research groups, we will assume a global construction technology leadership role.
Furthering the national happiness and resolving global issues through construction technology is the dream of “K-Construction”, and the mission of the KICT.
We thank you for your continued interest and support.
Mar. 1978 ~ Feb. 1982
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Seoul National University
Mar. 1982 ~ Feb. 1984
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (structural), Seoul National University
Mar. 1984 ~ Aug. 1992
Ph.D in Civil Engineering (structural), Seoul National University
Apr. 1984 ~ Present
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (Senior Research Fellow)
Feb. 2006 ~ Jul. 2007
Head of Planning and Coordination Division, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Aug. 2011 ~ Aug. 2013
Director of Department of Infrastructure Research and SOC Performance Research Center, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Aug. 2013 ~ Jan. 2015
Senior Director of Research, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Jan. 2019.01 ~ Apr. 2021
Chair, Special Committee on South and North Korean Infrastructure, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Jan. 2016 ~ Dec. 2017
Vice Chairman, Korean Society of Civil Engineers (in charge of construction policy forum and construction standards)
Feb. 2015 ~ Feb. 2017
Member, Advisory Committee, National Assembly Research Service
Jan. 2002 ~ Dec. 2003
Member, Advisory Committee, Board of Audit and Inspection
Jun. 2013 ~ Dec. 2015
Member, Land Infrastructure and Transport Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Jun. 2020 ~ Present
Chairman, Steering Committee, Korean Peninsula Infrastructure Forum
Mar. 2011 ~ Present
Advisor on offshore bridge technologies, Iksan Construction and Management Administration, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2000 ~ 2001
2006 ~ 2007,
2010 ~ 2011,
2020 ~ Present
Member of Central Construction Technology Review Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Mar. 2013 ~ Present
Member, Working Committee on National Standards
Nov. 2014 ~ Present
Vice Chairman, Korean Institute of Bridge and Structural Engineers
Jan. 2017 ~ Present
Full member, National Academy of Engineering of Korea
Scientist of the Month (Sep. 2020, Ministry of Science and ICT, National Research Foundation of Korea)
Named among Top 100 National R&D Achievements 3 times (2020, 2011, 2006)