The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) is a statutory body established in terms of the Council for the Built Environment Act, 2000 (Act No. 43 of 2000) (CBE Act).
Champion sound governance of the professions, appropriate standards of health, safety and environmental protection, standards of training and ongoing human resource development in the built environment, in order to protect the interests of the public and to maintain a sustainable built environment and natural environment.
Serve as a forum where the built environment professions, through their respective Councils can interact with regard to matters of mutual interest, to the benefit of the built environment.
Serve as facilitator in order to encourage participation by the built environment professions in integrated development in the context of national goals of government.
Act as sentinel to ensure the uniform application of norms and guidelines set by the Councils for the Professions throughout the built environment.