Camara Brasileira da Industria da Construcao

Organization's name: Camara Brasileira da Industria da Construcao
Organization's acronym: CBIC
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: SCN Quadra 01 Bloco E Ed Central Park 13 andar Brasilia DF
Phone: 55 61 33271013
Fax: 55 61 33271393
Web site:
Organization type: Private sector
  • Portuguese


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Biodiversity
  • Business and Industry
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Climate Change
  • Coorporate Accountability
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Financing for Development
  • Governance
  • Habitat
  • Industrial Development
  • Information
  • Labour
  • Population
  • Private Sector
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Development
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Torture
  • Trade and Development
  • Women/gender Equality

Financing for Development:
  • Increasing financial and technical cooperation for development
  • Mobilizing domestic financial resources for development

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Women and poverty
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • Population structure

Social Development:
  • Disabled persons
  • Employment
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Social policy
  • Technical cooperation

  • Development indicators
  • Environmental Accounts
  • Household Statistics
  • Informal Sector Statistics
  • Labour and Compensation
  • Population and housing censuses
  • Poverty statistics
  • Price and Quantity Statistics
  • Social Statistics and Social Monitoring
  • Statistical activities classification

Sustainable Development:
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Gender equality
  • Indicators
  • Industrial development
  • Information for decision-making and participation
  • Institutional arrangements
  • Partnerships
  • Trade and environment
  • Waste (solid)
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Brazil
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1957
Year of registration (YYYY): 1957
Organizational structure: Directed by a Board of Directors elected by the members, the CBIC operates through its five technical committees, two of them-end facing the activities: public works, privatizations and Concessions (COP) and real estate Industry (CII). Other three committees are facing activities-means: policy and labor relations (CPRT), materials, equipment, services, technology, quality and productivity (COMAT) and environment (CMA). The entity also has three specific activities oriented forums: forum for Lawyers (FA), Forum of Social Action and citizenship (FASC) and Forum of Seconcis. In addition to the Database Center.
Number and type of members: CBIC was founded in 1957 in Rio de Janeiro, with the goal of addressing issues related to the construction industry and the real estate Market, and to be the industry's representative in Brazil and abroad. Headquartered in Brasília, the CBIC gathers 62 unions and employers of the construction sector, of 27 units of the Federation.
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Business and industry
  • Non-governmental organization
Involvement in UN Partnerships: Yes
If yes, explain in detail: ILO - Green Jobs
Affiliation with other organizations: CBCS; ABNT
Publications: Sustainable Building Program - 2011

Social Development

Confirmation of the activities of the organization at the regional, national or international level: CBIC Award for Social Responsibility; National day of Social; Inclusion of women in Construction Industry; Construction industry Professional appreciation and Action for Employment to Construction Industry


Statements or documents submitted
to the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF):
The Flowers in the Construction

Public Administration and Development Management

Involvement in Public Administration: "PAC" and "Minha Casa Minha Vida"

Other UN Entities

Accreditation with other UN Entities:
  • UNDP
  • WHO
  • UNEP
  • ILO