中国建筑业协会成立于1986年10月,当时名为中国建筑业联合会，自1993年第二届理事会改为现在的名称，英文名称为:CHINA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION。 中国建筑业协会是全国各地区、各产业部门从事土木工程、建筑工程、线路管道和设备安装工程及装修工程活动的企事业单位、教育科研机构、地区建筑业协会、产业部门建设协会，以及有关专业人士自愿参加组成的全国性行业组织，是在民政部注册登记具有法人资格的非营利性社会团体。2009年被民政部审定为AAAAA级全国性行业协会。 协会现有团体会员65个，其中省、自治区、直辖市和有关城市建筑业协会51个，产业部门和解放军工程建设协会14个，直属会员单位（大型企业）千余家。
China Construction IndustryAssociation was founded in October 1986 with the name of China Construction Industry Union. Since 1993 in its second Council, it was renamed as China Construction Industry Association(CCIA).
CCIA is a not-for-profit organizationwith corporate capacity and registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA),the People‘s Republic of China. As a national industrial organization, itsmembers include enterprises, education and scientific research institutions,local construction industry associations, and construction associations of various industry sectors carrying the businesses of civil engineer,construction engineer, installation project of pipelines and equipment, and decoration around China and across various industrial sectors, as well as related professionals voluntarily participated in the Association.
CCIA now has 65 group members, 51 of which are construction associations of various provinces,autonomous regions,municipalities, and cities while 14 of which are those from industrial sectors and the People‘s Liberation Army of China. It also has more than one thousand direct members (large enterprises).
In more than 20 years, under the guidance of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MHURD) and MCA,CCIA has been committed to promote better and faster development of the construction industry and enjoyed supports and trusts from both governments and enterprises.
In compliance with the Constitution,laws, regulations, and related policies of China as well as requirements for developing the socialist market economy system and building a harmonious socialist society, as a service-oriented organization, CCIA has been dedicated to join forces from the construction sector to represent interests of
the enterprises, to maintain their legal rights, to regulate their conducts, to strengthen industrial self-regulation, and to promote the healthy development of the construction industry, which contribute to the building of a well-off society in a all round way as a backbone industry.