The UCA has been able to register several achievements since its inception in September 1985. It has cooperated with municipalities and professional bodies to assist in continuing task of developing a building and safety code for the UAE construction industry. This function is executed through the UCA’s Technical Consultative Committee.
The UCA has placed the UAE in the focus of the international building officials’ community by the virtue if its prominent membership of the World Organization of Building officials (WOBO), an affiliate body of the United Nations. At present, the UCA’s chairman is also the president of WOBO.
The UCA is also an institutional member of the Federation of Arab Contractors and the Federation of Islamic Contractors.
The UCA has signed protocols of cooperation with its counterparts in several countries including, China, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Canada, the UK and the USA. These protocols assist in flow of market and technical information between the UAE and the respective country for the benefit of industry on both the sides.
The UCA serves as the Middle Eastern office of the International Marine Contractors Association Which aims at improving safety standards in underwater projects.
In addition to the protocols of cooperation the UCA also receives delegation from construction industries in other countries as well as send its own delegations abroad for the purpose of enhancing international cooperation in UAE construction industry.