As a developing country, Bangladesh is implementing a large number of infrastructure projects in recent times. Along with the boom in the real estate sector, large span bridges, elevated express ways, metro-rail, subway, bus rapid transits, airports, expansion of railway service, deep-sea port, barrage, surface water treatment plants, etc are some of the examples of ongoing or upcoming mega structures. Being a disaster prone country and highly vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise, infrastructure development to combat those natural adversity is required in the near future too.

At this transition of developing the country’s basic infrastructure, CIRS is aimed at providing intellectual input for successful implementation, planning or maintenance of the structures. It is expected to maintain a relation between the industry and academia, through innovative research for appropriate technology suitable for the country. Center for Infrastructure Research and Services (CIRS), can offer access to University’s state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and facilities to industries of all sizes for a wide range of testing and analysis services. The services which we offer reflect the breadth and depth of University’s research capabilities, from independent testing services to collaborative prototype generation. We have expert technicians, servicemen and stuffs under the direct supervision of faculty members to carry out the tests and analysis. CIRS undertakes research, testing and consultation works in the field of engineering, construction management and environmental issues as required by private, government or autonomous bodies.




Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam
Ph. D., The University of Tokyo, Japan
M. Sc. Engg. (Civil), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
B. Sc. Engg. (Civil), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2053

  • Infrastructure related research
    • Sustainable Infrastructure
    • Green Building
    • Construction management
    • Water and Environmental solutions
    • echnology for adaptation to climate change
  • Consultancy
  • Testing and Research




The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DCEE) reserves the right to change the rates at any time without any prior notice.

Rates for Testing of Engineering Materials and Services

Sl.No. Name of the Test Test Rate (Tk.)
1 Tensile Strength (deformed bar up to 25 mm), for a set of 3 nos. 1,500
2 Tensile Strength (plain bar up to 25 mm), for a set of 3 nos. 1,800
3 Tensile Strength (deformed bar more than 25 mm), for a set of 3 nos. 1,800
4 Tensile Strength (plain bar more than 25 mm), for a set of 3 nos. 2,500
5 Impact, for a set of 3 nos. 1,200
6 Stress-Strain Curve, Modulus of Elasticity, for a set of 3 nos. 4,500
7 Spring Test, per specimen 1,600
8 Tension test of Angle / Plate; for a set of 3 nos. 2,400
1 Absorption Capacity and Specific Gravity 1,500
2 Angularity Number 1,500
3 Bulking of Sand 2,000
4 Elongation Index 1,500
5 Flakiness Index 1,500
6 Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) 1,800
7 Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV) 2,000
8 10% Fine Value 2,000
9 Los Angeles Impact and Abrasion (Small Sized Aggregates, ASTM C131) 2,000
10 Los Angeles Impact and Abrasion (Large Sized Aggregates, ASTM C535) 2,000
11 Sieve Analysis (Small Sizes Coarse Aggregates) 1,500
12 Sieve Analysis (Large Sized Coarse Aggregates) 1,500
13 Sieve Analysis (Fine Aggregate) 1,500
14 Unit Weight of Aggregate 1,500
1 Compressive Strength (3,7,14, and 28 days) 4,800
2 Fineness 1,000
3 Setting Time 1,500
4 Normal Consistency 800
1 Absorption capacity 1,000
2 Crushing Strength 1,500
3 Efflorescence 1,200
4 Size and Shape 1,000
5 Unit Weight 1,000
1 Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit 1.500
2 Compaction: Standard Proctor 3,600
3 Compaction: Modified Proctor 3,800
4 Moisture Content 500
5 Grain Size Analysis (Sieve Analysis) 1,500
6 Unconfined Compression Test 2,500
7 Maximum and Minimum Density of Cohesionless Soil 3,500
1 Compressive Strength: Concrete Cylinder (100x200 mm) for a set of 3 nos. 1,500
2 Compressive Strength: Concrete Cylinders (150x300 mm) for a set of 3 nos. 1,800
3 Stress-Strain Curve of Concrete 4,800
4 Concrete Cylinders (casting and testing) 5,000
5 Design of Concrete Mixes 30,000
6 Design of Concrete Mixes (with admixture) 35,000
7 Compressive Strength: Cubes (<200 mm), for a set of 3 nos. 1,500
8 Compressive Strength: Cubes (200 to 300 mm), for a set of 3 nos. 1,800
9 Field Visit, Field Tests, and Identification of Causes of Cracking 50,000
10 Design of Repair Methodology Negotiable
11 Carbonation of Concrete, per spot 2,600
12 Concrete Strength of Structural Members (hammer test), per member 2,000
13 Core sample collection and testing at lab (for one core) 20,000
14 Cutting and testing of core sample for compressive strength (for one core) 4,000
1 Specific Gravity 1,500
2 Standard Penetration 1,500
3 Softening Point (R&B) 1,500
4 Solubility 1,500
1 Moisture Content 500
2 Compressive Strength 2,000
3 Unit Weight 500

CIRS has been established following the role model of Monash Infrastructure (MI) of Monash University, Australia. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, North South University has been in touch with Monash University since 2017. Both the institutes have jointly arranged national seminar and exchanged meetings at their own campuses. AnMoU has been signed in connection to this for future collaboration in future. Apart from this, CIRS also signed MoU with the following institutes;

    • Institute of Water Modeling (IWM), Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • SuperMap, Beijing
    • House Building Research Institute (HBRI) / In process
    • Bangladesh Road Research laboratories (BRRL) / In process
    • CEGIS / In process




CIRS, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
7th Floor, South Academic (SAC) Building, NSU, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh
Phone: +8802 5566-8200, Ext.-6243/ 2053/ 1990/ 1980
E-mail:,, khandaker.moniruzzaman@northsouth




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