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Purpose and History

Purpose of Establishment

The purpose is to secure public safety and enhance the welfare of the people through construction safety and quality control, facility safety maintenance, underground safety risks management, and efficient execution of related projects.

Legal Basis of Establishment and Competent Authority

  • Legal Basis of Establishment: Korea Authority of Land and Infrastructure Safety Act
  • Competent Authority: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • Jinju Head Office: 24, Ena-ro 128beon-gil, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, 52856, Republic of Korea

Key Functions and Roles

  • Projects on managing the safety and quality of construction works
  • Projects on maintaining the safety of facilities
  • Projects on managing underground safety
  • Projects on the research, development, guidance, diffusion, and education of project-related technologies
  • Integrated maintenance of special bridges
  • Operation of the Secretariat of the Committee for Defect Review and Dispute Mediation
  • Operation of the Secretariat of the Construction Accident Investigation Committee
  • Operation of the Secretariat of the Specialized Committee for Conciliation of Building Disputes
  • Public safety service and social responsibility activities

History

scale up
2000-present
  • 2020
    • Feb. 24 Designated as a Building Maintenance Support Center
  • 2019
    • Establishment of the Living Facility Headquarters Establishment of the Construction Safety Headquarters Establishment of the Disaster Safety Planning Group Establishment of the Information Statistics Center under the Future Innovation Office
  • 2018
    • Establishment of the National Center for Seismic Safety Opening of the Situation Office for National Facilities Opening of the FMS Call Center Obtained Grade A from public organization management evaluation for two years in a row Selected as the best organization for disaster control
  • 2017
    • Establishment of the National Facility Management Headquarters Relocated to Jinju Innovation City Obtained Grade A from public organization management evaluation
  • 2016
    • Mar. 1 Establishment of the Smart Facility Management Division (Performance Management Division).
  • 2014
    • Jul. 16 Establishment of the Construction Safety Division.
  • 2013
    • Dec. 13 Designated as a Green Remodling Creative Center.
  • 2012
    • Jan. 1 Establishment of the Special Bridge Repair and Maintenance Center. Jun. 25 Designation of the National Green Building Service Center.
  • 2011
    • Feb. 15 Establishment of the Facility Safety Research Center (Business-annexed research center). Aug. 18 Establishment of the Green Building Service Center.
  • 2010
    • Oct. 6 Establishment of the Secretariat of the Apartment Defect Dispute Mediation Committee.
  • 2009
    • Dec.15 Recipient of a Public Administration & Security Minister’s Commendation as a Superior Public Agency in the evaluation of disaster management services
  • 2008
    • Mar. 21 Renamed as the Korea Infrastructure Safety & Technology Corporation (KISTEC).
  • 2007
    • Dec. 27 Recipient of the Safety Culture Service Prize in the 2nd National Competititon of the Korea Disaster Safety Network.
  • 2006
    • Oct. 31 Recipient of a Presidential Commendation as a Superior Disaster Safety Management Agency in 2005.
  • 2005
    • Jan. 10 Designated as an educational institution for specialized training for government officials (Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development).
  • 2004
    • Feb. 27 Designated as an educational institution for optional specialized training for local officials (Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development).
  • 2003
    • Dec. 19 Designated as an educational institution for optional specialized training for local officials (Ministry of the Interior).
  • 2002
    • Jul. 15 Renamed as the Korea Infrastructure Safety and Technology Corporation.
  • 2000
    • Jun. 28 [2nd Public Sector Innovation Competition] Recipient of a commendation from the Minister of Strategy and Finance.
  • 1997
    • Jan. 8 Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Commendation for Contribution to Safety Management.
  • 1996
    • Mar. 15 Designated as an educational institution for construction engineers involved in construction safety (Article 8, Enforcement Decree of the Construction Technology Management Act).
  • 1995
    • Apr. 19 Establishment of the Infrastructure Safety and Technology Corporation. Jan. 5 Special Act on the Safety Control of Public Structures (Law No. 4922).