The need for better standards and specification is of paramount importance to the Construction Industry. The CIDB is mandated to “encourage the standardization and improvement of construction materials and techniques”. The CIDB assists the Construction Industry in improving its efficiency through wider use of construction standards.
CIDB works in collaboration with Mauritius Standards Bureau to develop and adopt common standards related to the Construction Industry.
In fact the “Building and Construction Standard Committee” set up under the aegis of the Mauritius Standards Bureau is responsible for the development of common standards on construction. The CIDB is also a member of the Building and Construction Standard Committee and provides guidance and leadership towards the development of common standards related to the Construction Industry.
Standards developed or adopted by the MSB is usually voluntary. However, a few standards are even mandatory such as MS 10, MS 34, etc.
Construction related Standards are available for purchase at the MSB.