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American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the window, door, and skylight industry.
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the only national organization devoted exclusively to the business and advocacy interests of engineering companies.
American Concrete Institute (ACI) The American Concrete Institute is advancing concrete knowledge by conducting seminars, managing certification programs, and publishing technical documents. The American Concrete Institute currently has 16,000 members in over 115 countries and 97 chapters in 32 countries.
American Gas Association (AGA) AGA is an advocate for local natural gas utility companies and provides a broad range of programs and services for member natural gas pipelines, marketers, gatherers, international gas companies and industry associates.
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects.
American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) The American Institute of Building Design is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the development, recognition, and enhancement of the profession of building design.
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) AISC is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is an international membership organization founded to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related issues. This site contains information, guidelines and standards to assist HVAC&R practitioners, and resources for ASHRAE members.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) As the ďadvocate and resource for continuous improvement in healthcare engineering and facilities managementĒ for more than 6,000 members, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is the largest professional group affiliated with the American Hospital Association.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational, and research issues of the engineering and technology community.
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification, and inspection of plumbing systems.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 79 chapters across the United States.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry-related companies dedicated to skill, integrity, and responsibility.
Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) The Association of Licensed Architects is an international, proactive, growing, and dynamic organization of architects and related professionals united to advance the architecture profession.
Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI) AWCI has more than 2,000 members that are primarily wall and ceiling contractors, product suppliers, or product manufacturers in all 50 states and many countries. The contractor portion of the membership accounts for 50 percent of related construction volume in the United States.
Building Design & Construction BD&Cís editorial goal is to provide its readers with information and ideas they can use to create the highest-quality commercial, industrial, institutional, and multifamily buildings.
Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) BOMA International actively and responsibly represents and promotes the interests of the commercial real estate industry through effective leadership and advocacy; through the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information; and through professional development.
Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) The Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), established by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), develops and promotes building earthquake risk mitigation regulatory provisions for the nation.
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) CMAA is leading the growth and acceptance of Construction Management as a professional discipline that can add significant value to the entire construction process, from conception to ongoing operation.
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) The mission of CSI is to advance the process of creating and sustaining the built environment. By using the diversity and expertise of its membership to develop and exchange knowledge, the Institute seeks to be recognized worldwide as the indispensable resource for information on improving that process.
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is a membership organization founded in 1993 to advocate and advance single source project delivery within the design and construction community. The design-build method of project delivery embraces architecture, engineering, and construction services under a single contract, thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor.
Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) DHI is the leading voice for the architectural openings industry and is the only organization to provide the education and certification you need to be a professional in the industry.
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of United States shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates, and industry associates worldwide. Its U.S. members serve 97 percent of the ultimate customers in the shareholder-owned segment of the industry, and 71 percent of all electric utility ultimate customers in the nation.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) FEMA's continuing mission is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) Through its global membership, the IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics among others.
Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) The property/casualty insurance industry's leading supplier of statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims data.
International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) The Alliance is a global standards-setting organization representing widely diverse constituencies-including architects, engineers, research scientists, commercial building owners, contractors, government officials, academia, facility managers, software companies, and building product manufacturers. Alliance members are committed to promoting effective means of exchanging information among all software platforms and applications serving the AEC+FM community by adopting a single Building Information Model (BIM).
International Association of Fire Chiefs (ICHIEFS) The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful network of more than 12,000 chief fire and emergency officers. Its members are leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search & rescue, and public safety legislation.
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.
International Code Council (ICC) The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) MBMA promotes the design and construction of metal building systems in the low-rise, non-residential building marketplace.
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) In its 51 years of service to its membership, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction, from trades women to business owners.
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), established in 1918, is the national trade association representing the concrete masonry industry. The Association is involved in a broad range of technical, research, marketing, government relations, and communications activities.
National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Inc. (NCSBCS) NCSBCS is a not-for-profit organization that represents, on a national level, the statesí building codes and public safety concerns.
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) NCARB is the federation of the state registration boards of the United States. Working with the state boards, NCARB establishes national standards for certifying qualified architects.
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) NECA is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote higher standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) NEMA, created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Established in 1896, NFPA serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety. In fact, NFPA's 300 codes and standards influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries.
National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) The mission of the NFSA is to create a market for the widespread acceptance of competently installed automatic fire sprinkler systems in both new and existing construction, from homes to high-rises.
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization bringing together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor, and consumer interests to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce, and industry throughout the United States.
National League of Cities (NLC) Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, the NLC serves as a resource to, and an advocate for, the more than 18,000 cities, villages, and towns it represents.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers. Founded in 1934, NSPE strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, enhancing the engineer image, advocating and protecting PEs' legal rights at the national and state levels, publishing news of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities, and much more.
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) NAIMA is a trade association of North American manufacturers of fiberglass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) is the trade association of plumbing products manufacturers. Its member companies produce most of the nationís plumbing products.
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The purpose of the Society is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.
Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) was founded in 1956 as a professional society that includes the participation of all architects, regardless of their roles in the architectural community.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product-safety testing and certification organization.