Development

Research and Development
The department of research is responsible for coordinating the research activities of the Contractors and the operations of the board. The department is also responsible for planning and coordinating the development activities of the board. The main objective is to ensure that the board attains a high degree of efficiency in its operations

Research


The department conducts research in different areas of the Construction Industry such study include safety, equipment availability etc. In order to collect information / data from the stakeholders the CRB conducts annual Consultative Meetings. In addition, information on contractor performance, problems encountered etc is obtained through the annual return forms.
Contractor Development

The Contractors Registration Board (CRB) has developed a Sustainable Structured Training Programme (SSTP) for contractors in Tanzania. The program is designed to accommodate all types of contractors at three different levels depending on the class of registration.

The above pictures show contractors attending training

Objectives of SSTP

The main objective of SSTP is to equip contractors with necessary technical and management skills so as to make them more competitive in the local and regional markets. This training focuses on contractor needs, encompasses all contractors and takes into consideration lessons learnt from previous training programmes.

Grouping of contractors

Contractors have been grouped into three categories for the purpose of this training as shown below;

The target cadres in each group are the Directors / Partners (DP), Top Executives (TE) and Technical Supervisory staff (TS). A contractor is expected to complete the modules in his group before he can upgrade to the next group. Contractors wishing to participate in modules, which are not within their group, can do, but priority will be given to the target group.

Training modules

There are twenty (20) training modules under SSTP. These modules are derived from seven basic subjects as follows:

 
Modules
Sno
Subject
Target Group
Small
Medium
Large
1
Corporate Governance
DP,TE
SC110
MC210
LC310
2
Construction in Pre-Contract Practice
TE
SC120
MC220
LC320
3
Resource Management in Construction Projects
DP,TE
SC130
MC230
LC330
4
Contract Management
DP,TE
SC140
MC240
LC340
5
Construction Planning, Organization and Control
TE,TS
SC150
MC250
LC350
6
Equipment Management
TE,TS
-
MC260
LC360
7
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in Construction sites
TS,TS
SC160 & SC170
MC270
-

DP: Directors / Partners
TE: Top executive management
TS: Technical Supervisory Staff
Modules SC170 and MC 270 are specially designed for Mechanical, Electrical and Specialist Contractors

CRB Annual Workshop
The board organises annual workshops in the Zonal Center. The workshop provide a forum for Contractors to interact and share experiences

Information Dissemination
The Board publishes various leaflets, list of registered contractors and a quarterly newsletter "The Contractor" which provides information to the Construction Industry. The Board has a well established Resource Centre open to the public where a number of publications are kept including Annual meetings proceedings, Project management , Joint Ventures etc. The website is also available to disseminate information to the public.