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We are improving our IT systems

We are transforming our IT systems to better your experience as a customer by implementing cloud technology and ERP. This may temporarily affect our registration turnaround times as we stabilise the systems to ensure the integrity and reliability of our processes. The cidb is moving with urgency to minimise delays. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated and our regular query handling channels remain open to assist you on 086 100 2432 or     

Proceedings of cidb Postgraduate Research Conference book

Over 5000 readers have downloaded The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution book. Don't miss out, get your copy from Amazon and other major online book retailers and learn about the proceedings of the 11th cidb Postgraduate Research Conference. Read more

Construction Monitor – Transformation

The 2019 cidb Construction Monitor - Transformation covers empowerment issues focusing on the state of transformation in the consulting engineering and contracting sectors. Read more…

Compliance Monitor – Quarter 4 2019

Our quarterly Register of Projects Compliance Monitor provides indicators of compliance with the Register of Projects. The indicators support cidb enforcement efforts while infrastructure clients can use them to verify their level of compliance. Read more ….

cidb SME Business Conditions Survey Q4 2019

With indicators remaining low across the sector, the 2019Q4 cidb SME Conditions Survey suggests that the South African building and construction industry remained under tremendous pressure.  Read more …

cidb appoints new CEO

The cidb Board is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Cyril Vuyani Gamede. He brings with him extensive executive and board experience gained from both the public and private sector. The Board looks forward to his leadership in driving the mandate of the cidb of growing and developing the construction industry. 

Concrete Issue 17

The latest issue of our newsletter looks at some of cidb's highlights in 2019. These include new developments from the cidb, recognising the crucial role women play in the construction industry and celebrating the achievement of a South African youth at the International WorldSkills Competition.  Download a copy to read more. 

cidb online registration is temporarily suspended from 29 November 2019

Kindly take note that the cidb's online registration service will be temporarily suspended from Friday 29 November 2019 at 16:30 until further notice. This is for us to upgrade in order to enhance the performance of the site.  Your understanding is appreciated, and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

cidb Construction Monitor Q3 – Employment: October 2019

The cidb Construction Monitor – Employment (Quarter 3) examines employment trends as well as factors affecting employment in the construction sectorRead more …

cidb Registration

Please note that the cidb offers full suite of registration services to contractors through our provincial offices. The cidb does not endorse any third-party agencies to provide registration services on behalf of cidb.

cidb- SME Business Conditions Survey Q3 2019

The 2019Q3 cidb SME Business Confidence Index suggests that conditions remained tough in the South African building and construction industry. Pessimism prevailed as both general builders (GBs) and civil engineers (CEs) continued to experience a severe shortage of work. Read more …

Building and construction activity at financial crisis levels

The 2019Q3 cidb SME Confidence Survey once again confirms that the South African building and construction industry continues to struggle amid tough economic conditions. "Sentiment remained in the doldrums as both general building (GB) and civil engineering (CE) contractors continued to experience a severe shortage of work". Read more….

Guidelines on the newly adjusted cidb Tender Value Ranges

New Tender Value Ranges come into effect on 07 October 2019 following their publication in Government Gazette 42561, Notice 357 of 5 July 2019.  The tender value adjustments seek to bring government construction tender value ranges to par with inflation.

cidb updates its Standard for Uniformity

Following extensive consultation with stakeholders, the cidb has published an update to the Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement, in Government Gazette No. 42622 of 8 August 2019. Together, the updated Standard and the new Framework for Infrastructure Delivery and Procurement Management address gaps and overlaps in procurement roles between the cidb and National Treasury.  Click here for the Gazette notice.