History & Mission

Who is CICA?

Established in 1974 in Tokyo, the Confederation of International Contractors’ Associations (CICA) represents the construction industry at the world level. The worldwide construction industry, involving contractors of all sizes, represents a global turnover of about US$ 7 trillion and employs around 120 million people.

In 2022, CICA gathers 3 regional federations in the world, representing 61 countries:

CICA Members also include the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), the Overseas Construction Association of Japan, Inc. (OCAJI), the Construction Association of Korea (CAK).

Contacts are currently being established with the national African Federations to form a regional federation to become a CICA Member.

Who is CICA

Become a Member of the Confederation of International Contractors' Associations

Join our international network and participate in specific CICA events with leading international construction representatives.


Non-profit, Voluntary and Global Association

As a non-profit, voluntary and global association of trade associations representing member construction companies from their respective regions:

  • CICA represents and speaks for the construction industry on technical, legal and political matters of international concern and provides a forum for fellowship, cooperation and interaction with member federations and linked institutions.
  • CICA is also acting as a club for contractors of any size and as a lobby at international level interacting with worldwide public organizations.
  • CICA encourages the exchange of experiences, information and technical knowledge.
  • CICA promotes investment in engineering and building that enhances both our environment and the quality of life for all.
  • CICA promotes the global construction industry, by stressing notably its fundamental impact on the economy at local, regional and global levels.

The contribution of the construction industry to the world’s growth domestic product is estimated at 10%. But the impact on the world economy at large is much higher: investments in adequate infrastructure, housing and energy efficiency are vital to economic growth, job creation, mitigating energy issues, fighting poverty, improving health and well-being of citizens while providing significant inputs on quality of life, health and climate consequences.

CICA and its member federations, along with their national federations and their companies, are able to assist Governments, international financial institutions (especially Multilateral Development Banks) and other international organizations in order to:

  • Contribute to the elaboration and implementation of their infrastructure projects or action plans;
  • Collaborate actively in the definition and implementation of the required policies (notably in procurement, infrastructure, anticorruption and integrity).

Well-Represented & Well-Respected

CICA regularly holds and participates in high level meetings with governments and international organizations such as the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Chamber of Commerce, etc.
CICA is also interacting closely with industry and professional associations, specialized institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations.