PWD Training Academy and Testing Laboratory

Master plan

Public Works Department inaugurated its training academy and a testing laboratory, on 30th December 2010 at Allenbari, Tejgaon, Dhaka. It is a specialized wing of Public Works Department and the aim of the PWD Training Academy and Testing Laboratory is to improve the skill and efficiency of the PWD officers and staffs through proper training.

Director (equivalent to Superintendent Engineer) is the administrative head of the training academy. There is one Senior Instructor (equivalent to Executive Engineer) and two Junior Instructors (equivalent to Assistant Engineer) posts, the rest of 20 are staffs of different level. At present Syed Mahfuz Ahmad PEng. is the Director of the PWD Training Academy and Testing Laboratory. He is the 4th director of the academy and 2nd full fledge director.

Current Area of the Buildings

                                                       Residential building 155 sqm

                                                       Testing laboratory 146.32 sqm

                                                       Academic Building 1268 sqm

                                                       Dormitory Building 1064 sqm

                                                       Garage 46 sqm

                                                       Bituminous road 500 sqm


Department Of Architecture has already been requested to prepare a detail master plan of the the academy to incorporate residential quarter for both officers & trainees. Besides there are provisions for Water Testing Lab, Plumbing Lab, Fire Lab etc. in this master plan.


Currently there is a Badminton court & Lawn Tennis court in the Academy. Provision for A footbal ground, A Cricket ground, Volleyball court & A Swimming Pool has been considered in master plan.


Around 15,000 sft area is fixed for gardening in front of the main building of the training academy. Various types of flowers are seen by turns.