Sri Lanka's construction sector has witnessed a boom in recent years, particularly in the property development sector. The vast experience and technological leadership of the local construction industry, as well as special skills in operations, maintenance, and management, frequently give local firms a competitive edge in international projects.
Economic development, rapid urbanization and increased consumer spending have been facilitated through the government's growth and development plans and support from the Urban Development Authority. Together, this proactive approach has fueled demand for construction in the form of housing, high-rise buildings and condominiums, hospitals, schools and universities, roads, highways and bridges and hotels among others.
In fact, government policy encourages private investment in several infrastructure projects such as water supply, waste water disposal, power generation, roads, industrial estates and car parks.
The construction sector caters to various requirements within the supply and value chain of a typical project. These services include architecture, quantity surveying, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) and total construction project management.
Tax concessions, low labour and raw material costs and dedicated government institutions that ensure high quality standards and development controls, investment in construction services are extremely attractive.
The Association of Consulting Engineers, Sri Lanka, comprises of practicing consultants, private and public sector firms engaged in the entire range of engineering consultancy services and privatized infrastructure projects.
The Association focuses on enhancing the status of the consulting engineering profession in Sri Lanka, quality development, productivity enhancement, and promotion of ethical practices. It conducts courses, workshops and lecture programs to upgrade the knowledge of professionals in the construction industry.