Cement Research & Development Institute

Cement Research and Development Institute (CR&DI) was established in 1983 by the State Cement Corporation of Pakistan (SCCP) under the administrative control of Ministry of Industries & Production. The institute started well providing testing services to the Kalabagh Dam project and to 14 cement factories. However, with the passage of years it lurked into dormancy. In 2005, TUSDEC (Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company) was entrusted the task of rejuvenating the institute, reactivating its laboratory and testing facilities. CR&DI consequently relaunched its operations on 16 January 2006.

Since its re-inception, CR&DI is operated by TUSDEC with the help of a management committee which is comprised of highly experienced cement industry professionals who have evinced an active role for CR&DI particularly in concrete testing and advisory services. In the near future, CR&DI will be upgraded to a Common Facility Centre with an emphasis on Cement Research, in addition to offering the latest sample testing capacity. Headquartered in Lahore, CR&DI offers state-of-the-art testing facilities for cement and allied materials compliant to the following international and national standards:

  • American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM)
  • British Standards Specifications (BSS)
  • Indian Standards Specifications (IS)
  • Pakistan Standards Specifications (PSS)
  • Sri Lankan Cement Standards (SLS)

Mission
Serve the cement and construction industry by providing materials testing according to international standards, diversifying production outputs, initiating adoption of new technologies, specification standardizing, acting as an effective liaison between cement producers and consumers as well as conducting research on cement and allied materials