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Mission & History

Purpose of establishment

To secure public safety and promote steady economic development through the prevention of safety accidents involving public
facilities by performing safety diagnosis of key public facilities, developing and supplying technologies, providing a database on the maintenance history of facilities, and training technical professionals.

Legal basis of establishment and competent authority

  • Legal basis of establishment: Special Act on the Safety Control of Public Facilities (Law No. 4922)
  • Competent authority: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • Location:
    • Jinju headquarters: 24, Ena-ro 128beon-gil, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (52856)
    • Ilsan office: 315, Goyang-daero, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do (10223)

Key roles and functions

  • Secure the safety of key national facilities
  • Develop and supply advanced technologies for facility safety
  • Establish and operate information systems for facility safety and maintenance
  • Cultivate personnel specializing in facility safety and technology
  • Assess results of precision inspection and precision safety diagnosis
  • Conduct safety inspections of small vulnerable facilities
  • Provide facility performance services
  • Operate the facility disaster management system
  • Integrated maintenance of special bridges
  • Operation of the Secretariat of the Apartments Defect
  • Dispute Mediation Committee
  • Operation of the Secretariat of the Construction Accident
  • Investigation Committee
  • Operation of the Secretariat of the Specialized Committee for Conciliation of Building Disputes
  • Safety management of construction projects
  • Underground safety maintenance
  • Public safety service and social responsibility activities

History

scale up
2000-present
  • 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).