The Construction Engineering Testing Center (hereinafter referred to as the “Center”) under the China Academy of Building Research (hereinafter referred to as the “Academy”) is a business unit directly under the Academy. It is an entity specialized in quality inspection of construction engineering as established by the Academy. The Center mainly focuses on the development of quality inspection, judicial expertise, and proficiency testing for building engineering; products and materials of building structures, foundations, bridges, and tunnels; green building; energy efficiency; structural fire protection; building intelligence; and so on. At the same time, it directly manages testing for the Academy, the National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Building Engineering, and National Center for Test of Chemical Building Materials (Construction Testing Division), and it also undertakes centralized management of other four national centers set up in the Academy.
The National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Building Engineering is our first state-level quality supervision and testing institution. It was established in 1985 in line with documentation on urban and rural construction and environmental protection as well as the Standardization Administration (84) CHENGJIAN No. 726. The National Center for Test of Chemical Building Materials (Construction Testing Division) is our first state-level analytical test institution. It was established in 1985 in line with the State Science and Technology Commission (84) GUOKEFATIAO No.1132.
Over the past thirty years, the Center has always remained dedicated to serving the government and society. Its business has spread across China and all over the world.Moreover, the Center has been commissioned by government departments on numerous occasions to perform tests, appraisal, and investigation of domestic and foreign key projects and public safety accidents. At the same time, it has provided strong technical support for the government. The Center actively develops tests for various projects, products, and materials, and has completed thousands of items listed for domestic and foreign engineering tests as well as tens of thousands of groups (cases) of products and materials tests every year. In addition, the Center is also responsible for publishing and issuing the journal of “engineering quality”, and undertakes the management function of the Secretariat Unit for (1) the Engineering Quality Branch under the China Civil Engineering Society, (2) the Concrete Quality Control and Testing Technology Professional Committee of the Architectural Society of China, and (3) the CNAs Engineering Construction and Building Materials Professional Committee. Furthermore, it actively develops training for testing techniques, promotes industry technology exchanges constantly, and leads the development of the industry.
The Center has always adhered to its policy of “Scientific, Fair, Accurate, Honest” regarding quality. It also has strengthened technology exchanges and cooperation at home and abroad, and has constantly improved the construction of its own team, successively winning such titles as “Quality Supervision Unit under a National Advanced Construction Project”, “Advanced Unit under National Technical Supervision”, “Advanced Unit under National Measurement and Testing”, “Advanced Group under National Chemical Building Materials”, “Esteemed Enterprise of a Curtain Wall Industry for Three Decades of Reform and Opening Up”, “Advanced Group under the Beijing Justice Administration System of Olympic Work”, and “Advanced Unit under National Construction Engineering Quality Testing Industry”. In addition, it has always maintained a position of authority among first-class testing or inspection body of the construction industry. The Center’s vision is to become one of the most comprehensive, professional, and trusted authorities of testing and appraisal for construction testing in China.