About KICT

A creator of future values for the homeland! Through construction R&D, the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology is committed to solving issues related to the everyday, creating jobs and contributing to innovative growth. President, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology Kim, Byung-Suk Kim, Byung-Suk picture
Greetings! This is Kim Byung-suk, the 15th President of the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology.

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.

Career

Academic Career
  • 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

Professional Experience
  • 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,
    2015,
    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

Awards
  • 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)

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