This Institute was originally conceived as “Center of Awareness in Construction and Engineering" (CACE) during October 1989 by few like minded, dedicated professionals to provide vocational training to grass root level and middle level managers in the construction trades and management.
During December 1993, it was registered as Regional Institute of Construction, Management And Research (RICMAR) under Karnataka Co-operative Societies Act. In 1997, it is named as 'INSTITUTE for RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT and TRAINING of CONSTRUCTION TRADES and MANAGEMENT (INSTRUCT).
The Institute firmly believes that planning, quality, cost, time and productivity have to improve at every level from the Tradesmen to the Managers. Construction constitutes nearly 50% of the total capital outlay in the national development works. Construction activity includes areas such as housing, infrastructure, environment, restoration and up-gradation of civil engineering structures and integrated development projects including water supply, sanitation, soil conservation, irrigation etc.
INSTRUCT has completed more than 1100 programs including several seminars / workshops and trained nearly more than 27,000 construction staff. Many of these are also organized at the national level.