The Research and Development Institute of the Construction (Infrastructure) Industry (EHDAS RD), was founded by the co-operation of the largest and most influential engineering organizations with the ultimate goal of building capacities for improving sustainability and competitiveness of this sector locally and globally, through extracting, coding and translating knowledge to measurable development in a continuous manner.
EHDAS RD sees its role not only as a ‘knowledge integrator’ but also has the mission of “institutionalizing entrepreneurial attitude, sustainable innovation capacity, empowerment and participatory governance.
The founders and sponsors of the Institute cover six high impact network governance engineering organizations of the country. These networks represent, serve and interact within a supply and demand chain of 7 million people. The members of the said organizations include 2000 engineering project-based SMEs. These companies manage the second largest number of workforce capacity in the fields of Construction and Infrastructure Industries.
These six organizations are:
1-The Association of Iranian Contracting Companies of Industrial Installations and Equipment
2-The Syndicate of the Construction Companies
3-The Association of the Iranian Engineering and Contracting Companies of oil gas and petrochemicals
4-The Association of Iranian Exporters of Technical and Engineering Services
5- The Syndicate of Iranian Electrical Industries
6- Association of Mass Produced Housing companies