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Construction Industry

Construction in the Philippine Economy

• An industry that is primarily engaged in the putting up of buildings and structures and
other land improvement.
• Provision of technical/engineering services undertaken by horizontally integrated
construction firms.
• The manufacture of construction materials.
• Informal construction activities like repair and maintenance and own account
construction.

Presidential Decree No. 1746

(November 28, 1980) created the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines
(CIAP) to promote, accelerate and regulate the growth and development of the
construction industry in conformity with the national goals.

Main Function

 To evolve an overall strategy and exercise centralized authority for the optimum
development of the construction industry

 To monitor and study the operations of the construction industry both here and abroad,
to identify its needs, problems and opportunities and to recommend and/or implement
policies, legislations, programs and measures to support the development of the
industry

 To rationalize investments in the construction industry in accordance with national


investment priorities and development needs

 To establish criteria for the classification and categorization of contractors which


accurately reflect their contracting capacity and performance capability

 To seek the adoption of credit and other financing policies necessary for sustaining the
continued and orderly development of the construction industry and for supporting
Filipino contractors particularly those involved in overseas construction
References
https://www.dbm.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/OPCCB/OPIF2010/DTI/CIAP.pdf
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56aec2aa76d99c5d803d91b5/t/571f765845bf21e7d87d993f/1461679712902/Philippine+Const
ruction+Association+Country+Report+Oct20.pdf
http://ciap.dti.gov.ph/legal-mandate
 To identify and recommend other incentives necessary to support overseas construction

 To promote construction manpower training to supplement the manpower training


efforts of the private sector, through the centralization of programming and
coordination of activities of all government agencies

Regulatory Board

 Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) – to assume the functions of the


abolished Philippine Licensing Board for Contractors under RA 4566 (Contractors
License Law)

 Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB) – to formulate, policies, plans,


programs and strategies for developing the Philippine overseas construction industry;
regulate and control the participation of construction contractors in overseas
construction projects; and administer the grant of incentives for Filipino overseas
contractors.

 Philippine Domestic Construction Board (PDCB) – to formulate, recommend and


implement policies, rules, regulations and guidelines and adjudicate disputes arising
from public construction projects.

 Construction Manpower Development Foundation (CMDF) – to formulate an overall


construction manpower development plan and strategies and develop and implement
manpower training programs for the construction industry

References
https://www.dbm.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/OPCCB/OPIF2010/DTI/CIAP.pdf
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56aec2aa76d99c5d803d91b5/t/571f765845bf21e7d87d993f/1461679712902/Philippine+Const
ruction+Association+Country+Report+Oct20.pdf
http://ciap.dti.gov.ph/legal-mandate