FUNDEC - Association for Training and Development of Civil Engineering was established in January 1995, the outcome of the affiliation between the Department of Civil Engineering of the Instituto Superior Técnico and a number of Portugal’s top building and construction firms.

On 29 May 2008 FUNDEC became a non-profit scientific and technical association its designation as FUNDEC - Associação para a Formação e o Desenvolvimento em Engenharia Civil e Arquitectura dates from then.