As important as it is to keep up with the latest developments in safety, it is tough for typical, cast-in-place concrete contractors to find the time to get away from business to educate themselves in industry trends. This is why the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) stepped in to save the day. The association works exceptionally hard to serve companies that specialize in in-situ concrete casting.
The Concrete Reinforcing Steel InstituteNot Your Grandfather’s Steel
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is headquartered in Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1924 when leadership came together to assist one another in industry practices and business matters. Fostering a spirit of collaboration, CRSI works with changes in the building code to make sure steel reinforced concrete remains a competitive construction material.
Association of Women ContractorsCreating Equity through Education, Networking and Advocacy
The Association of Women Contractors (AWC) grew throughout the years. Once composed of 10 members, today, its membership has grown to over 220. Members are women-owned businesses that bid work in the construction industry such as general contractors, specialty subcontractors, material suppliers and even trucking companies.
Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative (CIECI)Making Construction a Stronger Industry
This year, the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative (CIECI) is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving the compliance and ethics practices of the construction industry. Members are leading construction industry companies that are dedicated to the highest standards of ethical behavior.
The Fabricators & Manufacturers AssociationOver 2,500 Members Strong
Fast approaching its fiftieth anniversary, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) advocates for the growth and sustainability of North America’s metal processing, forming, and fabricating industries.
American Subcontractors Association (ASA)Advocacy, Education and Representation for America’s Subcontractors
Given that subcontractors are responsible for three-quarters of the construction activity that takes place in the United States, it makes sense that subcontractors would want to have the unified representation, advocacy, education, networking opportunities, resources and support of a national trade association.
The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA)Elevating the Industry
In 1972, Les Kuzmick, Sr. created the non-profit Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) with the vision of bringing contractors and manufacturers together to create a forum in which the concrete cutting industry and new technologies were freely discussed. As a concrete saw blade manufacturer based in Southern California, Kuzmick believed there would be many advantages to an association where others gathered and helped each other to advance the industry, and he was right.
The Pennsylvania Precast AssociationServing the Industry
The history of precast concrete goes back centuries due to its quality, durability, longevity and convenience. It was first used by ancient Roman builders to construct aqueducts, buildings and tunnels – many of them still in existence. Precast concrete items such as box culverts, highway barriers, retaining walls and other products are widely used worldwide, and their benefits are proudly represented by the Pennsylvania Precast Association (PPA), a not-for-profit corporation.
NAWICThe National Association of Women in Construction Brings Positive Change to the Industry
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas with 122 chapters across the country and over four thousand women-only members. It was initially established as Women in Construction in Fort Worth in 1953.
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)Powered by Unity
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) represents the $160 billion electrical construction industry including those responsible for installation, repair, service and maintenance of electric systems and equipment. Its members embody the who’s who of the electrical industry.
General Contractors Association of New York (GCANY)Representing Members since 1909
1909 marked the founding of the General Contractors Association of New York (GCA), headquartered in New York City. As a trade association, the GCA represents the city and state’s unionized heavy construction and public works contractors involved with the construction of rail and mass transit systems, roads, bridges, building foundations and water and wastewater treatment plants. In other words, the essential infrastructure that those living in large cities often take for granted.
Carolinas AGCImproving Quality of Life in North and South Carolina
“Carolinas AGC is a full-service construction industry association that provides workforce development, job leads, safety/education and training programs, government relations, advocacy, meetings for networking and business development, and everything else people in the commercial and industrial construction industry need. Our motto is ‘the trusted voice of construction in the Carolinas,’” states Dave Simpson, president and chief executive officer of Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC).
Architectural Woodwork InstituteSetting the Bar in Woodworking Standards
The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is the leading woodwork trade association with roots going back over a century. The institute publishes and maintains industry standards, hosts conferences and seminars and operates an education center to encourage young people to enter the profession. Run on a non-profit basis, the institute has over two thousand members and is proud of its long history and prominent position in the woodworking sector.
The Steel Tube InstituteAdvocating HSS
Since it was formed almost one hundred years ago, the Steel Tube Institute (STI) has evolved to meet the needs of industry. It was created in 1930 when several manufacturers came together to educate about the many advantages of using steel tubing, and STI continues to endorse this well-known construction material. It also advocates best practices and safety initiatives specific to steel tube producers.
National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association (NCSPA)The Voice for a Proven Solution
Since its first introduction to the construction industry in the late 1800s, the composition, patterns, applications and state of performance of corrugated steel pipe (CSP) and structural steel plate systems have been assessed to provide insights into overall performance and effectiveness. Because of its potential hundred-year lifecycle, CSP is proving to be a real winner for owners, contractors, engineers and specifiers in private and public civil construction projects throughout the United States.
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)Advocacy and Service for an Entire Supply Chain
Since 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has served as the unified voice of the entire heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry and supply chain.
Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA)The Foundation of all Construction
Over 280 Ontario producers and suppliers of sand, gravel, and crushed stone products and services are represented by the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA). Founded in the late 1950s as the Aggregate Producers Association of Ontario, the non-profit is the trusted and undisputed voice within the aggregate industry to relevant stakeholders, including provincial authorities, municipal governments, conservation authorities, environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs), and the public.
Stakeholder Engagement in ConstructionBuilding Consensus is Building Success
Sustainability has become a new standard for construction projects and the best way to achieve sustainable project goals is to identify, evaluate, prioritize, and manage the interests of various stakeholders through a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to achieve the desired project outcomes.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete AssociationStrength and Safety
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has a history going back almost ninety years and continues to build on its past as it advocates the many benefits of concrete in the building industry for today. This membership organization is the leading supporter of the concrete sector and works in conjunction with state associations on issues such as regulation.
USGBCData, the New Natural Resource
Founded in 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) pioneered the concept of sustainable building. The organization hit the ground running and quickly grew into an internationally renowned organization made up of 76 chapters, 13,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 181,000 professionals.
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