The school was founded following the request of the National Federation of Public Works, the French Building Federation and companies in the Construction sector. It was the birth of a new university-level engineering programme that considered applicants’ interests in the areas of public works and construction.
The school was accredited for the first time on 12 May 1992 by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI - French engineering degree accreditation institution) under the name ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS DE CACHAN (ESTP de CACHAN or Public works Engineering School of Cachan). The first engineering students were received as early as September of the same year.
On 6 May 1997, the school changed its name and became ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE D’INGÉNIEURS DES TRAVAUX DE LA CONSTRUCTION DE CACHAN (Building and Civil Engineering School of Cachan - ESITC de CACHAN). It was once again accredited by the CTI.
On 11 July 2000, the university was once again accredited by the CTI for a duration of 6 years (the maximum accreditation period possible). Since then, we have been re-accredited regularly.
Ministerial decree of 18 July 2001 (Official journal of 26 July 2001).
ESITC CACHAN was accredited by the CTI to provide training by work-study.
ESITC CACHAN is recognised as a private educational establishment serving the public good (EESPIG) by ministerial decree MENS1500429A of 6 July 2015.
On 1 September 2017, the school moved to the area of Arcueil and settled into its very own, entirely renovated building. It thus became the Building and Civil Engineering School of Paris (ESITC PARIS).