What we do
OverviewThe 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, Engineering, Landscape Architects, Project and Construction Management, Property Valuation, and Quantity Surveying.
The mandate of the CBE, as stated in Section 3 of the CBE Act 43 of 2000 is to:
- promote and protect the interests of the public in the built environment.
- promote and maintain a sustainable built environment and natural environment.
- promote ongoing human resource development in the built environment.
- facilitate participation by the built environment professions in integrated development in the context of national goals.
- promote appropriate standards of health, safety and environmental protection within the built environment.
- promote sound governance of the built environment professions.
- promote liaison in the field of training in South Africa and elsewhere, and to promote the standards of such training in the country.
- serve as a forum where the built environment professions can discuss relevant issues.
- ensure uniform application of norms and guidelines set by the councils for the professions throughout the built environment.