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The objective of this survey is to create a database of unemployed built environment graduates/persons to engage with them on any matter affecting their participation in built environment matters.

The objective of this survey is to create a database of built environment professional private practices for the purposes of creating information baseline to equip the CBE when engaging with relevant stakeholders such as government and private sector on matters impacting the built environment professions.

The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) hereby acknowledges the latest media statement on National State of Disaster declared in terms of the Disaster Management Act dated 15 March 2020 by President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

Executive Management

About CBE

The Council for the Built Environment (CBE), located in Pretoria is a statutory body established under the Council for the Built Environment Act (No. 43 of 2000).

It is an overarching body that coordinates six Councils for the Built Environment Professions - Architecture, Landscape Architects, Engineering, Property Valuation, Project and Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying.


The CBE delivers its mandates through the following programmes:

The purpose of this Programme is to ensure that the CBE is in the best shape to achieve goals set out in the Strategic Plan. In its efforts to become an Optimum Functioning Council, the CBE will focus on the following initiatives:

  1. Business Value Re-engineering to make the CBE fit-for-purpose
  2. Marketing and Awareness campaigns to make the public aware of the CBE and its services
  3. Develop a Revenue Enhancement Strategy towards long-term financial sustainability
  4. Align IT systems to the CBE strategy, Internet of Things and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The functions of the Programme are housed in the Divisions:

  1. The Office of the CEO – Stakeholder Relations, Communications, Transformation, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  2. Corporate Services – Finance, Human Capital and Facilities Management, Supply Chain Management, Internal Audit, Risk Management

The CBE will develop a Built Environment Transformation Strategy. The anticipated outcomes of the CBE’s intervention will be purposeful acceleration of professional skills alongside social, economic and operational transformation across the Built Environment.

Current initiatives to mobilise transformation in the Built Environment include collaborative committees to take custodianship of specific topical issues relating to transformation. The following four Transformation Collaborative Committees (TransComs) have been established with support from DPWI:

  1. Procurement Policy and Legislation
  2. Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
  3. Occupation Specific Dispensation
  4. Skills Development

The purpose of this Programme is to coordinate an enabling Built Environment Skills Pipeline from school to professional level with all relevant stakeholders on board, which produces professionals for the industry, in line with demand forecast.

The purpose of this Programme is to coordinate research outputs, provide advice and facilitate knowledge management on Built Environment matters, including the professions.

This Programme will focus on establishing a repository of research outputs, publications and policy advisory on issues impacting the Built Environment.

The purpose of this Programme is to provide an enterprise-wide legal service to all areas of the CBE business, to promote sound governance in the Built Environment professions and protect the public in its dealings with registered persons and the CBEP.

This Programme will enable the CBE to implement the following of its mandates:

  1. Promote and protect public interest in the Built Environment through:
  2. Hear and decide on appeals lodged with the CBE within the statutory deadline
  3. Monitor and promote compliance by the CBEP with Corporate Governance principles

Skills and Capacity Development

Research and Advisory

Regulations and Public Protection




All service providers who wish to conduct business with the CBE by rendering goods/services are required to comply with National Treasury’s mandatory requirement of being registered on Government’s Central Supplier Database (CSD).

Suppliers wishing to register can visit the CSD Website.

Please note that the CBE will not award any quotation/bid to a supplier who is not registered as a prospective supplier on the CSD. Hence, it is the service provider’s responsibility to ensure that registration is completed correctly and timeously.


Annual Performance Plans

The CBE's annual performance plan includes information relating to the strategic overview, programme objectives and technical indicators.

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Strategic Plans

The CBE's annual performance plan includes information relating to the strategic overview, programme objectives and technical indicators.

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Annual and Quarterly Reports

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The CBE produces various research publications on built environment issues including issues impacting on service delivery and the economy. The main focus of undertaking research is to enable the CBE to advise government on any matters falling within the scope of the built environment.

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The built environment comprises buildings, spaces and products that are created or modified by people. This includes homes, schools, workplaces, parks or recreation areas, greenways, business areas and transportation systems.

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Annual Plans
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Manual on the Promotion of Access to Information Act (No. 2 of 2000), for the Council for the Built Environment.

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News & Events

Latest News

Scope of Work – ECSA

Date: 30 June 2020 THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR CATEGORIES OF REGISTRATION FOR THE PROFESSIONS REGULATED BY THE ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA AMBIT OF THE SCOPE OF WORK In the context of this process, scope means “the range of work performed by a registered…

Explanatory Note On IDOW

1. Purpose The purpose of the note is to explain the regulation of the built environment professions, with reference to certain regulatory mechanisms and to place the identification of the scope of work for each category of registration in perspective. The note explains that the…

Identification of Work (IDoW) Update

Date: 30 DECEMBER 2019 The approach being followed with the IDoW process moving forward. The CBE is following its statutory mandate to, after consultation with the CC and in consultation with the councils for the professions, identify the scope of work for each category of…

Media Releases



The dwindling number of cranes interspersed across our South African skyline speaks to the reality of the poor economic growth we are experiencing in the construction industry. We have fallen down a slippery slope exacerbated by a relentless, unyielding and fastpaced business environment. This monumental…

Indaba 2019 Video

  Breaking the Barriers. This is the theme of the Council for the Built Environment’s third National Transformation Indaba. The inability of small and medium businesses to prosper economically in the built environment, poor implementation of policies and lack of policy reforms have contributed to…

In the Media



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