Established in October 1999 as the Crowded House Area Arranging Realization Conference with the aim of promoting urban development of areas of dense wood housing based on the lessons learned from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred in January 1995.
Activities of the Conference commenced with Mr. Takasuke Watanabe, Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology assuming the position of Chief Advisor, Mr. Makoto Ishii, Managing Director of Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc. assuming the position of Chairperson, and Mr. Fumio Tamura, Senior Director of Masuda-gumi Koumuten Co., Ltd. (current IRIS Corporation) assuming the position of Senior Managing Director. (The titles of each of the persons are referred to using the then-current ones.) Have promoted the activities of project consolidation and redevelopment projects for the areas of dense housing mainly in Ota City, Tokyo, and engaged in the reconstruction projects, which yielded successful outcome in a short-term, drawing on measures under the Act on Facilitation of Reconstruction of Condominiums in response to requests from the Ota City Government of Tokyo and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for consultation for the reconstruction of condominiums for which anti-seismic structural strength calculations were faked, which caused the safety myth of housing to collapse.
Took over and promoted the “operation to promote infrastructure development of welfare facilities for nursing and medical care of elderly persons and persons w ith disabilities” upon the request from the NPO Nursing Care Infrastructure Development Association.
Have constructed welfare facilities with more than 1,000 beds so far.
The momentum for promoting supporting projects such as urban development in the Asian countries had increased within the Conference due in part to the fact that several members were undertaking non-profit making activities in those countries. Accordingly, the name of the Conference was changed to the “Asia Pacific Town-Building Assistance Consortium” in December 2018.
Added to the line of business were “(1) international cooperation activities and (2) activities to support development of vocational abilities and enhancement of employment opportunities.”
Philippines Arayat Training School (PATS), a vocational training school supported by APTAC as its overseas business, opened in Santo Niño Tabuan, Arayat-city, Pampanga-province, Philippines (Pre-opening).
The project of training of Japanese language education and basic technical skills has been launched in order to provide young Filipinos with opportunities to work for APTAC member companies.