Mission & History

CICA’s History

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.

CICA’s International Role

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).

We are a Non Profit, Voluntary, Global Association

We represent member construction companies and associations from different regions

CICA’s Actions

As a non-profit, voluntary and global association representing member construction companies and associations from different regions, CICA takes part in the following actions :

  • Represent and speak 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.
  • Club for contractors of any size and as a lobby at international level interacting with worldwide public organizations.
  • Encourage the exchange of experiences, information and technical knowledge.
  • Promote investment in engineering and building that enhances both our environment and the quality of life for all.
  • Promote the global construction industry, by stressing notably its fundamental impact on the economy at local, regional and global levels.