As the PCA grew into an umbrella of the Philippines’ most notable contractors, it has acknowledged how creating alliances serves as a valuable tool in strengthening the construction industry. Since its establishment, the PCA has affiliated with several organizations with thrusts that run parallel with the directions of the Association. Through its network of domestic and international organizations, the PCA is able to keep the communication lines between its members and its local and international associates open, allowing the former to derive benefit from the technological and related advancements within and outside the Philippine region.
The advocacy shared by the PCA and its affiliates contributes substantially to the rapid attainment of the Association's goals and objectives for the industry. The closer and more formal relations that the PCA has fostered through agreements have broadened its reach in the construction domain and intensified its force in the international realm.
ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF)
The ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF) is an alliance of ASEAN construction associations founded on May 30, 1985. It aims to unify the associations by providing a venue where they can conduct forums for dialogues, by fostering closer cooperation, and by promoting mutual consultation among the construction contractors in the ASEAN. To date, its members include the Indonesian Contractors Association (ICA), Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM), Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL), Thai Contractors Association (TCA), Vietnam Association of Construction Contractors (VACC), and the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA).
International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations (IFAWPCA)
The International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations (IFAWPCA) is a fraternity of builders fathered after the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. had recognized the need to build ties with builder groups beyond the Philippine shores. It aims to bring about closer contact, international fellowship and cooperation among contractors from various countries and geographical areas in Asia and the Western Pacific, to promote the exchange of construction technology, to build and brace the relationship between the governments and contractors in the region with a view towards finding mutually beneficial solutions to problems, and to establish, in accordance with the laws of the respective member countries and geographical areas, cooperative working arrangements in the furtherance of civil engineering and building construction.
Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)
The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) forges ahead in addressing the employers’ interest in matters relating to labor-management relations and socio-economic development, all bound for industrial peace. Its objectives include the formulation and recommendation of policy proposals on all issues affection labor-management relations, enhancing both professional and ethnical management practices and standards, encouraging and ensuring the success of the tripartite consultation machinery, promoting corporate social responsibility based on enlightened self-interest and assisting employers in the strengthening of labor-management relations.
Construction Sector Transparency Initiative Philippines Foundation (CoST)
First launched in the Philippines on September 2008 with representatives from the private sector, government and civil society, the CoST is an international multi-stakeholder initiative espoused by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom and the World Bank. It champions the concepts of transparency and accountability in the construction sector and seeks to augment the accountability of procuring bodies and construction companies for the cost and quality of public-sector construction projects. For its pilot phase in the Philippines, the CoST Foundation worked up all existing transparency initiatives in the country with enhancement, reforms and sustainability efforts.
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
The key focus of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is to serve as a catalyst for the promotion and growth of enterprises in the Philippines. It has been the national government’s partner in furthering several reform measures aimed at promoting business development and economic growth in the country. Dubbed as the voice of Philippine business, the PPCI upholds the welfare of the business community by serving as its representative in policy making and consultative bodies.
Construction Industry Tripartite Council (CITC)
The Construction Industry Tripartite Council (CITC) is a government agency that performs consultative and oversight functions in the creation and enactment of laws, policies and issuances concerning the working conditions, health and safety in the construction industry.