BEPEC offers a one-stop-shop for international clients who are in the market to employ South African built environment professionals. BEPEC is a section 21 non-profit organisation in Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Together with the DTI, they provide support to export-ready firms to export their built environment services internationally.
Previously known as the International Business Development Section (IBDS), BEPEC was created in 2001 in response to the globalisation of the consulting engineering sector, post South Africa’s 1994 democratic elections. Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) were instrumental in BEPEC’s creation.
The IBDS was transformed into BEPEC after the Architectural and the Quantity Surveying professions joined the organisation in 2008. The Association of Construction Project Managers (ACPM) is also now part of BEPEC.