The fundamental functions of a university are to acquire, to conserve and to disseminate the knowledge for the general betterment. In this line, perhaps a responsibility that lies on the shoulder of a University is to provide technical services to the nation, the world engineering community and profession in important projects.
As a center of excellence, BUET is not only continuing as the focal point for the development and dissemination of engineering and technological know-how within the country, but also it is involved to solve complicated practical problems of national importance faced by the planners, engineers and technologists of the country. The university being the home of highly trained man power, expert services are given through this bureau, causing a fourfold enrichment - enrichment of the nation from the expert services, enrichment of the university, enrichment of the staff and enriched teaching and research from the knowledge acquired through The Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation. BRTC, BUET undertakes research, testing and consultation works in the field of engineering, architecture and planning as entrusted to them by private parties and by government and autonomous bodies.