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Founded in March 1995, the Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea (CERIK) has been acclaimed as the most outstanding think tank in Korea construction industry thanks to the dedicated efforts of its six former directors and an outstanding group of researchers.

After 20 years of remarkable achievements, CERIK is once again poised to open—through innovation—a new chapter in the ever changing environment of the construction industry.
Recently, CERIK has been reorganized and its policy research reinforced, particularly in terms of policies related to industry and technology. In addition, new departments in charge of research on finance, guarantees, and insurance have been created. We are also striving to build and foster an organizational culture based on a foundation of professionalism, mutual respect, communication, and collaboration.

By continuously recruiting and fostering young professionals, we aim to create an outstanding group of researchers consisting of leading construction experts in diverse areas. As we proposed in our vision statement, CERIK 2025, we are working to become a professional research partner on the global stage through the “power and knowledge of creation and change.”

We will dedicate ourselves to achieving the purposes for which CERIK was founded—to propose the future vision of the construction industry, draw up plans for innovation in the industry, lead the government’s construction industry policy as a nongovernmental institution, and support and develop small- and medium-sized construction businesses in regional areas.

By strengthening our networks and communication with those in the construction industry, government, academia, and research circles, CERIK will endeavor to support Korea construction industry during its transition to a transparent and creative service industry that earns the appreciation and respect of the Korean people.

April, 2016
President Sang-Ho Lee