Origin & Principle
Architecture being one of the eight major art forms, a group of Taiwan's practicing architects deemed fine technology is indispensable of maintaining the artistic accomplishment. At the time, there was no architect society to present this artistic excellence in order to promote the international exchanges, these architects registered it under an organization in the Ministry of Internal Affairs under the name of R.O.C. National Institute of Developing Building Technology in August of 1979. Over the years, six Chairmen have served the Institute. The 1st term Chairmen were represented by Keng Peng-Cheng, Yang Wen-Te and Shen T.H. Haigo, Hsu Chung-Chuan was elected as the 2nd & 3rd term Chairman, Chiang Chiu-Szu was elected as the 4th & 5th term Chairman, Li Chung-Yueh was elected as the 6th & 7th term Chairman, Su Chin-Chiang was elected as the 8th & 9th term Chairman, Li Hsueh-Jong was elected as the 9th & 10th term Chairman. Currently, the Institute is under the Directing of Mr. Zheng Tzan-Qing (who was elected as the 11th term Chairman) with the support of the Board of Directors over the years as well as the members. By the 4th term, the Institute change its registered name as “National Institute of Building Technology ”, and the membership has grown from the original couple of dozens to over 500 members till today.