about SCAEF

Historical Background

The consulting industry in Nepal received new opportunities and challenges from early-seventies when government departments started using private professional to provide services in small scale engineering projects. Since then, though the industry is in a continuous path of growth, the parallel support from the concerned quarters of the formulation of appropriate polices, regulations and environment for healthy development could not take place.

Thus, in order to protect the interest of consulting industry of the country, the Society of Consulting Architectural & Engineering firms, Nepal (SCAEF) was registered with the then HMG/N on November 20, 1990 under the collective endeavor of the professional consulting firms. The Government has recognized SCAEF as the National Body on August 15, 1996 and has designed Ministry of Physical Planning and Works as “Line Ministry” to look after the interest of SCAEF and its member firms on February 22, 2005. The Public Works Directives (PWD), January 2002, published by the then HMG/N requires the consulting firms to be registered with the professional societies mandatory for getting short listed to participate in proposal submission.

Our Goal

SCAEF is a non-government organization established with the broader goals to develop the consulting industry in Nepal.

  • By contributing to nation building through the provision of skillful and professional services.
  • By safeguarding the professional rights, interest, privileges and duties of the consulting profession.

Our Objectives

The objectives of SCAEF are to:

  • Encourage the development and upliftment of the business and professional interest of Nepalese Consulting firms.
  • Create a conducive atmosphere for healthy competition amongst consulting firms.
  • Create a situation conducive to greater participation by Nepalese Consulting in development projects within Nepal and abroad and lessen Nepal’s dependence on foreign consultants
  • Enable small firms to render consulting services in large scale projects through joint ventures, and
  • Setup affiliation with international societies and associations.

International Membership

SCAEF has acquired the following international memberships:

  • FIDIC >>International Federation of Consulting Engineers
  • TCDPAP >> Technical Consultancy Development Programme for Asia and the Pacific

Training Avenue

SCAEF jointly with Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal and Nepal Engineering College has formed Construction Industry Training Center (CITC) for training construction related manpower.

SCAEF’s Representation in Various National Committees

The recognition of the importance of SCAEF has led to its representation in the following national committees:

  • Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) headed by Hon. Ministry of Physical Planning and works.
  • CIDIC, Construction Industry Development Implementation Committee under Ministry of Physical Planning and Works
  • Drafting of Public Works Directives for the Government.
  • Building Construction Management Committee under Ministry of Physical Planning and works (MPPW).
  • Nepal national Committee, International Commission of Irrigation and Drainage (NENICID).
  • Nepal Standard Standardization Committee formed under Nepal Bureau of Standards Construction Industry Training Center (CITC)
  • NEFS, National Forum for Earthquake Safety.
  • Standard Document & Building Code Sub Committee for the Construction Enterprise Development Council under MPPW.
  • Road Maintenance Fund Under Then Ministry of Works and Transports.