REPRESENTATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT
As an organization concerned with promoting and protecting the interest of as well as furthering the construction industry, the PCA is recognized as its “voice.” As such, members are assured that all business concerns and problems confronting the construction industry are brought to the attention of the government for appropriate action. As the recognized representative of the construction industry, the PCA is represented in a number of government bodies tasked with policy formulation and implementation.
BUSINESS REFERRALS/ OPPORTUNITIES
Through the PCA Newsletter & Circulars, members are provided with information on prequalification/ bid notices, be it government or private construction.
From time to time, PCA is being sought by the government to undertake government construction projects such as school buildings, roads, sewage and systems, etc. PCA then distributes these projects to its members.
LISTINGS IN THE PCA’S DIRECTORY
Annually, the PCA publishes and updates the directory of its members that contains profiles of member-companies. This is circulated among PCA members and distributed to relevant government agencies, foreign embassies in the Philippines and business organizations abroad. The directory is a valuable tool in promoting business and possible joint ventures between Filipino construction contractors and foreign counterparts.
ACCESS TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INFORMATION AND STATISTICS
The PCA newsletter offers a wide range of references on market and product profiles, foreign business and trade directions, company profiles, economic indicators, etc.
OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND DO BUSINESS WITH FOREIGN BUSINESSMEN
The PCA regularly meets foreign businessmen and trace missions coming into the country. The PCA then missions coming into the country. The PCA then conducts one-on-one meetings or, if necessary, arrange a meeting with its members for the purpose of exploring possibility of tie-ups with these foreign businessmen.
PROMOTION THROUGH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES & TRADE MISSIONS
The PCA attends international conventions and conferences and organizes trace missions as well.
As a regular member of International Federation of Asian & Western Pacific Contractors’ Association (IFAWPCA), the PCA attends IFAWPCA Convention every eighteen months. Through this, members are given the privilege to attend and join committees in these conventions.
The PCA also holds the chairmanship and secretariat of the ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF) with most of the Asian countries as members.
It likewise holds a council meeting as a venue to report the status of the construction industry in the respective countries of the members and the possible business opportunities it may offer to other member-countries. These visits and bilateral exchanges are rich sources of contracts and possible joint ventures.
EASY ACCESS TO CONSTRUCTION EXHIBITION, TRAINING, SEMINAR AND SYMPOSIUM
The PCA, as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider, conducts seminars for professionals. It also regularly conducts skills training for construction industry workers in close coordination with the Technical Education Skills & Development Foundation (CMDF).
PCA is also the organizer of the biggest construction exhibition in the Philippines, the Philippine International Construction and Building Materials and Equipment Exhibition (PHILCONSTRUCT). This event allows its partakers to extend their reach from local to international business scenes.
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN PCA COMMITTEES
Membership in PCA committees is open to all members. Membership in various committees allows members to establish direct contacts with people involved in their individual areas of interest. It also gives members a unique hands-on experience in playing big roles in solving matters ensuing within the context and realities of construction business and politics.
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN SPORTS & CIVIC ACTIVITIES
The PCA has its own Golf Club, the membership of which is exclusive to PCA members. Company executives occasionally use golf courses as a venue to discuss and close business deals.