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General Builders and Civil Contractors Confidence Continues to Fall in Q3

According to the cidb SME Business Conditions Survey, general building confidence dropped in the third quarter. The ongoing pessimism in the sector was in line with the broad-based weakness in underlying indicators.  Read here... 

cidb Annual Report 2016/2017

The latest cidb Annual Report highlights milestones that the entity has achieved as well as challenges that it faced during the 2016/2017 financial year.  To access the Annual Report click here...

Q3 - SME Business Condition Survey, September 2017

Read about the contractor's sentiments on business conditions in the construction industry in our 3rd quarter SME Business Conditions Survey released in September 2017. The Business Conditions Survey measures business sentiment among contractors in cidb Grades 3 to 7.

cidb Newsletter: Concrete Issue 9

Download a copy of the latest cidb Concrete newsletter and read about: the cidb Board Member; Mike Makhura; The suspension of downgrading for Grades 2 to 6; Mihle Mvelakubi of Northlink College in the Western Cape to represent South Africa in Abu Dhabi at the WorldSkills international trades competition; and much more.  Read here...

Construction Monitor - July 2017

The cidb Construction Monitor (previously called the cidb Quarterly Monitor) provides an overview of the contracting sector in South Africa. This 2nd quarter instalment of the publication places emphasis on Contractor Development.    

WARNING: Beware of Contractor Registration Renewal Email Scam

We are urging all cidb registered contractors to be aware of a scam that is doing the rounds targeting contractors for bogus registration renewal and annual registration fees. Please be on high alert for suspicious 'cidb' registration fee reminders and threats of registration suspensions. NEVER pay fees into any account, other than the cidb bank account provided in the cidb registration application forms, obtained from the cidb website:  Report suspicious e.mails to the cidb fraud hotline: 0800 11 24 32. 

Compliance Monitor - July 2017  

The 2nd quarter cidb Compliance Monitor providing indicators of the level of compliance to i-tender/ Register of Projects by public sector construction client is now available



cidb Grade 1 Contractor Study 

In the highly competitive world of construction, what does it take for a cidb registered Grade 1 construction company to succeed? Using a review of literature as well as data collected from 1200 construction firms, this study provides an in-depth look at the typical construction company registered at this level – a must-read for anyone wanting to gain a comprehensive understanding of Grade 1 contractors.



Drivers of Cost of Construction Assessment and Recommendations 

Read about cost drivers in public sector construction in this joint cidb and Department of Public Works report. The report looks at trends in infrastructure costs and quantifies the main cost drivers in construction.



You have the Grade.  Now Add the Advantage!

If you are a registered contractor with competencies or management systems matching up to the new cidb standards you may be in line for cidb recognition. The call to contractors in the relevant grades to apply for recognition to cidb's new Competence Standard as well as the Standard for Management Systems got off to an exciting start with three workshops for Grade 4 to 9s in Pretoria on 7 and 8 March 2017.  More workshops are scheduled to take place in other provinces, starting in Kwazulu Natal and Western Cape in March 2017. Contact 012 482 7277 for more information.