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In essence, transformation indicates change; however, transformation may hold different meanings for various role-players involved in the built environment. In line with its mandate the CBE must, by definition, be the initiator and facilitator of just this sort of top-level "conversation" around transforming the built environment and provide leadership on transformation within the built environment professions. Transformational change can occur in various aspects including structure, culture, products or services, diversity (race, age, gender, and backgrounds) or simply doing things differently.

South Africa's Built Environment is arguably one of the sectors within the country that is most in need of transformation. Following the completion of a Baseline Study and Situational analysis, the CBE constituted a Transformation Steering Committee in order to gain active participation from high-level role players in the built environment, to provide guidance on strategic transformation issues and to create a platform where joint knowledge can be shared and cooperation can be fostered.

CBE’s PARTICIPATORY approach towards achieving HOLISTIC transformation, hinges on:

  • Focus on the entire SKILLS PIPELINE
  • Streamlining the process – with a specific focus on key “areas” in need of redress/-structure
  • Ensuring continuous supply of quality and aptly skilled individuals
  • Cooperation between key role players

The SKILLS PIPELINE aims to significantly increase in the number of registered professionals within the shortest amount of time.