Center of Excellence

The Construction Development Corporation is a public sector construction company providing consultancy, construction, maintenance, and machinery hiring and fabrication services to the resources, hydropower and infrastructure sectors.

Since its establishment in 2006 as a corporation, the Construction Development Corporation has been working toward leading the Bhutanese construction industry in setting construction standards in Bhutan. We believe that one of the ways to single forum to share ideas, knowledge, experiences and expertise. Although the idea was conceived years ago, for many reasons, it could not be translated into action.

In collaboration with the College of Science and Technology, Phuentsholing; the “National Seminar on Construction Industry – Inspiring Through Practice” is finally taking place. Though there is much to be desired, we have received relatively good responses from across the construction sector. Our long-term plan is to continue this seminar on an annual or biannual basis and possibly make it an international

We thank everyone who has contributed papers. Your support and attendance will make the seminar a success. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their very generous sponsorships. Your support is very much appreciated by everyone connected with the seminar.

Last but not the least; I would like to thank every member of the organizing committee and the technical working group who has worked tirelessly over the past 4 months to make this seminar a reality.

Portions of this work may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes provided the Construction Development Corporation Limited is acknowledged as the source of the material.

Compilation of papers and presentations from the National Seminars

1st National Seminar: Construction Industry – Inspiring Through Practice

  1. Study on the effect of PET bottle fibre in concrete

  2. Using group glass (150micron to 4.36mm) as fine aggregate in concrete mix

  3. Low-cost solution for urban wastewater treatment in Bhutan

  4. The evolution of structural forms and its influence on bridge engineering

  5. Seismic vulberability of buildings in Phuentsholing Thromde

  6. California Bearing Ratio, Evaluation and Estimation – A case study on comparison for pavement Design

  7. Paradigm and practice in construction of modern bridges in Bhutan

  8. Smart city concept in the context of ALDTP

  9. Practical aspects of shotcrete for underground support

  10. Excavation and Challenges of 720MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project-Underground-Powerhouse Paper

  11. Construction of exploratory drifts of Nyera Amari integrated hydropower project (I & II) – A case study

  12. Geo-technical assessment of the excavation of exploratory drift at integrated Nyera Amari hydropower project (I & II)

  13. Construction of tunnel by conventional method in Bhutan

  14. Determination of total sediment in Chhukha Dam and its measures

  15. Introduction to surveying and mapping for land surveyors using total station, LISCAD and ArcGIS for constructional development works

  16. A study to propose a model to estimate a realistic duration for building projects in Bhutan

  17. Limiting difference between classroom teaching-learning and construction site

  18. Headrace channel slope stabilization by soil nailing at Dagachhu Hydropower Project