They are charged with the responsibility of monitoring the quality of materials used in road construction and other infrastructure, research on performance of various types of construction materials, pavement design and geotechnical studies. They do this through testing of construction materials and related products, field investigations and surveys for roads, buildings, airports and other infrastructure. They also carry out maintenance and calibration of Research and development of standards on construction materials, methods and safety for roads, building and other infrastructure
The Roads division is charged with the responsibility of Policy formulation and oversight of road construction and maintenance. They are responsible for monitoring and evaluation of road construction and maintenance and reviewing and updating manuals, standards and specifications to be in line with changing road construction technology in the road sector.