Engineers Development Council (EDC), registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, No S-54901 of 2006 serves as autonomous body and representative of the various segments of Indian Industry with the mandate to provide impetus to collective interest in organized infrastructural development of the nation.
EDC is a change agent to accelerate a process of self-reform that should enable the industry to answer the challenges of the future. Clarity of purpose and intent forms EDC's mandate. Since its inception in 2006, the Council has taken several initiatives for the development of the industry. Few are given below:
· Advice the Government on policy formulation related to construction industry.
· Standardization of construction contracts and procedures.
· Training manpower at skilled worker level and construction management level.
· Grading of construction entities
· Devise mechanisms for workers' welfare.
· Create an environment that ensures equality of opportunity for all Indian contractors.
· Help evolve policies for financing.
· Help the industry move from the current state of rule-bound, lowest-price-based contracting to a more quality-conscious, time-bound & technology-driven one.
· Dispute Resolution in Construction Contracts.
· Establishing construction equipment bank.
· Interaction and networking with international organisations to promote emerging technologies and best practices.