Aluminum Association, Inc. (AA)
900 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006
(202) 862-5164 (fax)
The Aluminum Association (AA) is the trade association for domestic producers of primary and secondary aluminum and semi-fabricated aluminum products. Member companies operate 300 plants in 40 states.
American Galvanizers Association (AGA)
6881 South Holly Circle, Suite 108, Englewood, CO 80112
(800) H OT SPEC or (720) 554-0900
(720) 554-0909 (fax)
The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) promotes corrosion prevention through the use of post-fabrication hot-dip galvanizing. The AGA produces over 50 different publications, videos, and slide programs discussing various aspects of galvanizing for long-term corrosion prevention. These materials are provided at no charge to specifiers. Other complimentary services include educational seminars and the 1-800-HOT-SPEC line for answering questions about galvanizing and its applications. The AGA represents galvanizing companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and 18 other countries.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1735 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20006
(202) 626-7300 or (800) AIA-3837
(202) 626-7547 (fax)
Since 1857, The American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America's architects. The AIA works to meet the needs and interests of the nation's architects and the public they serve by developing public awareness in the value of architecture and the importance of good design. In partnership with The American Architectural Foundation, the AIA strives for a national design literacy in the belief that a well-trained, creative profession and an informed public are prerequisites for a community's quality of life.
American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
Three Park Avenue, New York NY 10016
Constituent societies of AIME include the Iron and Steel Society (see separate entry), the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Mining Engineers, and the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.
American Iron & Steel Institute
1140 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 705
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 463-6573 (fax)
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) is a non-profit association of companies and individuals in the Western Hemisphere engaged in the iron and steel industry. The Construction Marketing Committee promotes the use of steel buildings, bridges, pipe/tank, and construction products through research, education, and promotion programs. The Committee on Construction Codes and Standards oversees efforts to achieve competitive provisions in applicable building codes and standards. AISI publishes the Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Headquarters, 1819 L Street, N.W. 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-9287 (fax)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit membership organization that coordinates the United States voluntary standards system, bringing together interests from the private and public sectors to develop voluntary standards for a wide array of United States industries. ANSI is the official United States member body to the world's leading standards bodies: the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), via the United States National Committee (USNC).
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
555 N. Kensington Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL 60526
(708) 352-0499 (fax)
(http://www.ans.org/about/) The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology. December 11, 1954, marks the Society's historic beginning at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. ANS has since developed a multifarious membership composed of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators representing 1,600 plus corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. It is governed by three officers and a board of directors elected by the membership.
American Petroleum Institute
1220 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005
The American Petroleum Institute (API), founded in 1919, is a non-profit corporation that represents the domestic petroleum industry. Its membership consists of a broad cross section of the petroleum and allied industries, including such functional segments as exploration, production, transportation, refining, and marketing.
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-0f-Way Association (AREMA)
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1125, Landover, MD 20785
(301) 459-8077 (fax)
The American Railway Engineering Association (AREA) is a professional organization concerned with engineering and maintenance work on railways in North America. It covers the track and bridge aspects of railroading, as well as roadbed, electrification, scales, and the mechanics of track maintenance machinery. AREA's twenty-two technical committees determine the content of the Manual for Railway Engineering. This standard reference in its field is revised annually to reflect the latest field-proven procedures and designs for railway engineering.
American Society for Metals International
9639 Kinsman Road, Materials Park, OH 44073-0002
(440) 338-5151 or (800) 336-5152
(440) 338-4634 (fax)
ASM International is the society for materials enginners and scientist, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology and applications of metals and materials
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
P.O. Box 28518, 1711 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228-0518
(614) 274-6003 or (800) 222-2768
(614) 274-6899 (fax)
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. Through our organization and membership, we provide a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken PA, 19428-2959
(610) 832-9555 (fax)
Organized in 1898, ASTM has grown into one of the world's largest voluntary, full-consensus standards development organizations. From the work of 132 technical standards-writing committees, ASTM publishes standard testing methods, specifications, practices, guides, classifications, and terminology for materials, products, systems, and services. Related scientific and technical information is also published in various books and journals. ASTM's activities encompass metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services and devices, electronics, and many other areas. Technical research and testing is performed voluntarily by 34,000 members worldwide. Almost 9,000 standards are published each year in the 69 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards and related information are widely used and accepted throughout the world.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400
(800) 548-ASCE or (703) 295-6300
(703) 295-6222 (fax)
The mission of the American Society of Civil Engineers is to advance professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering in service to humanity by: improving the quality of life worldwide; developing and promoting standards of excellence; providing life-long education for civil engineers; serving members' needs, to meet the challenges at the frontiers of developing technology and societal change. The building load standard ASCE-7 is one of several that ASCE produces.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME International, Three Park Ave. New York, NY 10016-5990
(212) 591-7722 or (800) THE-ASME
(212) 591-7674 (fax)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a non-profit educational and technical organization. Founded in 1880, ASME serves its members, industry, and government by encouraging the development of new technologies and finding solutions to the problems of an increasingly global technological society. Its programs include publishing, technical conferences and exhibits, engineering education, government relations, and public education, as well as the development of codes and standards.
American Welding Society (AWS)
550 N.W. LeJeune Road, P.O. Box 351040, Miami, FL 33126
(305) 443-9353 or (800) 443-9353
(305) 443-7559 (fax)
The American Welding Society (AWS) provides services to its members and the industry that advance the science, technology, and applications of welding and materials joining throughout the world. In its leadership role, AWS is recognized as the authority on joining technology and the source for coordinating matters pertaining to codes, standards, materials, education, certification, and research. Services include the AWS International Welding Exposition, publishing the Welding Journal, developing and publishing consensus standards, and offering a broad range of educational and welding certification programs.
American Zinc Association (AZA)
1112 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 240
Washington DC 20036
(202) 835 0164
The American Zinc Association is a Washington, D.C. based trade organization comprised of primary and secondary producers of zinc metal, zinc oxide and zinc dust marketed in the United States. AZA is the voice for zinc in the United States-- the world's largest single-country market. Through active public policy and public relations programs, AZA seeks to influence the development of legislation and regulations which impact zinc and to educate the public and key audience about the metal.
Architectural Engineering Institute
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 295-6300 or (800) 548-2723
The Mission of the Architectural Engineering Institute is to provide a Multi-disciplinary Forum for Building Industry Professionals engaged in the Planning, Design, Construction, and Operation of Buildings to examine Technical and Professional Issues of Common Interest.
Associated General Contractors of America
2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 548-3119 (fax)
The AGC of America is the largest commercial construction association in the United States. Its 33,000 members are active in highway, building, municipal-utility and heavy-industry construction. View AGC members online!
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
1755 Northwest Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 486-6498 (fax)
The Associated General Contractors of Ohio is a commercial construction trade association governed and directed by contractors. It is a full service AGC Chapter and is chartered by the AGC of America, a national trade association located in Washington D.C. Its structure in Ohio includes seven self-funded, self-governed organizations in the major metropolitan construction markets throughout the state.
Associated Owners & Developers
PO Box 4163
McLean, VA 22103
(703) 734-2908 (fax)
Associated Owners & Developers is a growing, dynamic association committed to creating a more favorable business environment for those who own, develop and manage real property.
Association for Bridge Construction and Design
P.O. Box 23264
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The site features information and useful resources for anyone with an interest in bridge design, bridge technology, or historic bridges.
Association of American Railroads (AAR)
50 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 639-2558 (fax)
The Association of American Railroads represents North America's major freight railroads and Amtrak. AAR strives to help make the rail industry increasingly safe, efficient and productive by: Conducting and coordinating research, development and other support programs; Facilitating the seamless exchange of electronic information among railroads, their customers and suppliers; and Advocating the interests of railroads in the public policy arena.
Association of Iron & Steel Engineers (AISE)
Three Gateway Center, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1097
(412) 281-4657 (fax)
The Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE) is a technical society serving the steel industry worldwide through the collection and dissemination of technical information relating to the production of iron and steel. This is accomplished through a monthly technical journal, national conventions, local and regional meetings, technical publications, equipment specifications, a biennial industrial trade show, and technical committees which represent both user and supplier. Founded in 1907, AISE has developed into a multi-disciplined organization with over 10,000 members covering all phases of steel industry operations.
Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA)
4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795
(708) 799-2300 or (800) 214-4321
(708) 799-4981 (fax)
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) International, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization which publishes the National Building Code. Founded in 1915, BOCA International is the original professional association of construction code officials. The organization was specifically established to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas concerning building safety and construction regulation. BOCA came into being because its founders had a desire for excellence and professionalism in code enforcement. Today, BOCA offers a wide variety of membership services to promote code professionalism. The organization maintains ongoing model code development activity, conducts regular training and education programs, offers a wide variety of model construction.
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)
201 Consumers Road, Suite 300, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada M2J 4G8
(416) 491-6461 (fax)
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), a national association, represents the structural steel, steel platework, and open-web steel joist industries by promoting good design, safety, and efficient and economical use of steel as a means of expanding markets for its Fabricator, Mill, Honorary, and Associate Members. Services encompass steel design information, technical publications, such as the Handbook of Steel Construction, computer programs, continuing education courses, marketing, and industry-government relations. CISC manages the Steel Structures Education Foundation and the Canadian Steel Construction Council.
Central Fabricators Association
1370 S. 74th Street Suite 106
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 453.4504 (fax)
Founded in 1926, the Central Fabricators Association is a regional trade association serving the needs of structural steel fabricators across 13 states. Through quarterly meetings, publications, and other educational activities, CFA keeps its members informed on what is happening in the industry and how to improve business operations. Central Fabricators Association
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-1791
(703) 684-0300 or (800) 689-2900
(703) 684-0465 (fax)
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), founded in 1948, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of construction technology through communication, education, research, and service. CSI serves the interest of architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, product manufacturers, and others in the construction industry.
Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute (CSPI)
652 Bishop Street N., Unit 2A, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, N3H 4V6
(519) 650-8081 (fax)
The Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute (CSPI) was formed in 1961 to promote wider use of corrugated steel pipe and corrugated structural plate structures for drainage and other uses across Canada. CSPI provides product information, recommends standards and specifications, and recommends practices in the design, selection, application, and installation of corrugated steel pipe. CSPI provides liaison with the Canadian Standards Association, the National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association, and the American Iron and Steel Institute.
Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA)
8720 Red Oak Boulevard, #201, Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 676-1199 (fax)
CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the United States Division of Material Handling Industry. The voluntary association of CMAA members has existed since 1955. Member companies represent industry leaders in the overhead crane market.
Factory Mutual Engineering and Research Company
1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 762-9375 (fax)
Factory Mutual Research or FM is a world-renowned organisation with over 100 years' experience in advancing property loss prevention through fundamental and applied scientific research, independent third-party product testing and the development of engineering guidelines.
810 First Street NE, #510, Washington, DC 20002
The Gypsum Association is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1930. To be eligible for membership, a firm or individual must manufacture gypsum board. The Gypsum Association is located in Washington DC. It represents manufacturers of gypsum board in the U.S. and Canada and provides technical information and assistance to the construction industry and code enforcement community regarding gypsum board.
Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust
1750 New York Ave NW, West Lobby
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 393-1148 (fax)
A Labor-Management Taft Hartley Trust, whose primary mission is to expand opportunities for union Ironworkers and their signatory contractors though progressive and innovative labor management cooperative programs.
Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI)
East Ohio Building, Suite 1105, 1717 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114-2879
(216) 241-5901 (fax)
The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) is an association of North American manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, and special formed parts. IFI members combine their technical knowledge to advance the technology and application engineering of fasteners and formed parts through planned programs of research and education. IFI and its members work closely with leading national and international technical organizations in developing standards and other technical practices. IFI is comprised of 90 fastener manufacturers and 35 suppliers of goods and services commonly used in the manufacture of fasteners.
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
5360 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601-2258
(310) 692-3853 (fax)
The International Conference of Building Officials is dedicated worldwide to public safety in the built environment through the development, maintenance, and promotion of uniform codes and standards, enhancement of professionalism in code administration, and the facilitation of the acceptance of innovative building products and systems. The Conference works toward these objectives through the publication of the Uniform Building Code and its associated family of codes and standards and through the offering of high quality training, technical assistance, and certification examinations based on these documents.
International Iron and Steel Institute
Iron and Steel Society (ISS)
186 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7528
(724) 776-0430 (fax)
The Iron and Steel Society (ISS) is a constituent society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). ISS members are active in the field of iron and steel processing and technology. ISS provides a medium of communication and cooperation among those interested in any phase of ferrous metallurgy and materials science and technology.
James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation (JFLF)
22801 St. Clair Ave., P.O. Box 17035, Cleveland, OH 44117-0035
(216) 486-1751 (fax)
The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, incorporated as a non-profit entity in 1936, is the only organization in the United States specifically dedicated to educating the public about the art and science of arc welding. The Lincoln Foundation recognizes technical achievement with substantial monetary awards and publishes educational materials for dissemination to the public. International Assistant Secretaries now carry out Lincoln Foundation programs in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Hungary, Japan, New Zealand, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Southern Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association (LGSEA)
1726 M. Street, N.W., Suite 601 Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 785-3856 fax
The Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association (LGSEA) was formed in 1994 to build a national network of architects and engineers knowledgeable in efficient steel framing design, and to resolve technical issues related to steel framing and then deliver those solutions to the marketplace. We are accomplishing these objectives through publications and educational programs produced through the combined expertise of the world's foremost leaders in research, structural design, and fabrication of products for the light gauge steel framing industry.
Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)
Material Handling Industry (MHI)
8720 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 676-1199 (fax)
MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY OF AMERICA (MHIA) is the non-profit organization under which domestic and international activities are conducted. Active members are manufacturers of industrial material handling equipment and systems, or user-specified components for such equipment. They market their products in the United States. Associate membership is held by business, publications, consultants and systems simulators.
Materials Property Council
Three Park Ave. 27th Floor, New York, NY 10016
(212) 591-7183 (fax)
MPC addresses the most challenging problems facing industry through the mechanism of group sponsored research.
Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA)
1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851
(216) 241-0105 (fax)
The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) was formed in 1956 with the goal of developing sound design criteria for verifying the performance of structures under various loads. MBMA has promoted the benefits of metal building systems to building code officials, architects, and engineers. MBMA has 27 member manufacturing firms that employ 10,000 persons and operate 57 manufacturing facilities in 24 states and three foreign countries.
Metal Construction Association
4700 W. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
The Association's activities are initiated and directed through MCA Councils, Committees, and special task groups. Through these Councils, Committees, and task groups, members are able to pool their knowledge and experience for the general benefit of the industry. Programs undertaken by MCA include market development, education, and technical service through the use of technical guidelines, statistics, specifications, and brochures. Special attention is also given to problems affecting the industry, such as code requirements, fire testing, wind load regulations and similar concerns.
Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA)
3309 56th Street NW, Suite 105
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(216) 241-0105 (fax)
The result of more than three years of planning by industry leaders, we launched The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) in 1998. We're a coalition of metal roofing manufacturers, paint suppliers and coaters, dealers, associations and related companies whose purpose is to educate the public about the many benefits of residential metal roofing.
National Association of Architectural Metals Manufacturers (NAAMM)
8 South Michigan Ave., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 332-0706 (fax)
The National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM) is the Chicago-based trade association representing manufacturers of metal products. NAAMM develops, maintains, and publishes technical information on products from members in its five divisions: Architectural Metals Products Division (metal stairs, railing systems, and miscellaneous and ornamental products), Flagpole Division, Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association Division (hollow metal doors and frames), Metal Bar Grating Division, and Metal Lath/Steel Framing Association Division.
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
1440 S. Creek Dr.
Houston, TX 77084-4906
(281) 228-6300 (fax)
NACE develops and distributes high-quality technology to prevent and control degradation of materials in engineered systems. NACE promotes: (1) the application of all materials, e.g., metals, polymers, concrete, ceramics, natural materials, composites, and electronic materials; (2) the integration of all degradation phenomena, e.g., corrosion, wear, and fracture; and, (3) the integration of corrosion science and engineering into the design process. NACE is a professional association with more than 16,000 members across many industries. Programs include professional recognition and certification, education, training, seminars, committee work weeks, and an annual conference. NACE also publishes two monthly journals, standards, books, and computer software.
National Association of Women in Construction
327 S. Adams St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 877-5551 (800) 552-3506
(817) 877-0324 (fax)
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. It was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. National Association promoting Women in Construction.
National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association (NCSPA)
1255 Twenty-third St., NW
Washington, DC 20037-1174
(202) 833-3636 (fax)
The National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association (NCSPA) was founded in 1956 to promote sound public policy relating to the use of corrugated steel drainage structures in private and public construction. The association collects and distributes technical information, assists in the formulation of specifications and designs, and conducts seminars to increase the awareness of the product. Among publications are Design Data Sheets, Drainage Technology Bulletins, two installation manuals, and two cost analyses of pipe materials.
National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
645 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 540 Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 649-5840 (fax)
The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) was formed to constantly improve the level of standard of practice of the structural engineering profession throughout the United States, and to provide an identifiable resource for those needing communication with the profession. NCSEA serves the needs of the structural engineering profession and its clientele. The NCSEA represents over 10,000 structural engineers throughout the United States.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101
Quincy, MA 02269-9101
(617) 770-0700 (fax)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an international non-profit organization, is recognized as the premier institution dedicated exclusively to protecting lives and property from fire and related hazards. NFPA publishes over 270 nationally recognized codes and standards, as well as numerous fire service training and educational programs. More than 62,500 members work voluntarily to further NFPA's mission.
National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
Robin Hill Corporate Park, Route 22, P.O. Box 1000, Patterson, NY 12563
(845) 878-4200 Ex. 133
(845) 878-4215 (fax)
This site contains information on fire sprinklers (commercial and residential) with over 60 free articles, case studies, and other publications. Several company directories and sprinkler ordinances from around the country are also listed. Specific sprinkler specification listings and manufacturers are available as well as an online catalog for products (such as fire protection handbooks, inspection forms, etc..) You can also register for upcoming seminars (AIA and NICET certified). We are the leading source for fire sprinkler information on the web.
National Institute of Steel Detailing (NISD)
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 670
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 568-3781 (fax)
The National Institute of Steel Detailing (NISD) was formed in 1969 to create a better understanding and bond between individuals engaged in the detailing profession. NISD strives to eliminate practices which are injurious, to promote the efficiency of their work, and to uphold the proper standards for the steel detailer in relations with other members of the construction industry. The institute is a non-profit association of regional chapters, firms, and individuals in the United States who serve the fabricated structural and miscellaneous steel industry.
National Metalizing Association
The National Metalizing Association promotes the use of metalizing for corrosion control in atmospheric and immersion service. 1. The Association is a group of companies and structure owners committed to the professional, first quality application of aluminum and zinc based metalized coatings. 2. The Association provides a forum within which applicators and structure owners can work to ensure the effective, first quality use of metalizing. 3. Our work includes building awareness of the metalizing process, providing information to interested parties, and developing demand for the use of metalizing and its first quality application. 4. We carry out these tasks through direct contact with structure owners and engineers and through the website The Metalizing Journal (http://www.emetalizing.com/)
National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association
1535 Pennsylvania Ave.
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 288-2006 (fax)
The National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association was formed in 1958 to serve the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry. Today we have over 1,000 members across the U.S. and in over a dozen foreign countries. Our members produce the full spectrum of ornamental and miscelleneous metalwork, ranging from railings to driveway gates, and from sculpture to light structural steel. NOMMA provides information for fabricators who produce ornamental and miscellaneous metal work.
National Society of Architectural Engineers (NSAE)
700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 702
Topeka, KS 66603-3758
(785) 357-6629 (fax)
The National Society of Architectural Engineers is a professional organization promoting the advancement of architectural engineering. NSAE incorporated in 1984 as the outgrowth of a student organization at the University of Kansas in cooperation with the other existing ABET-accredited architectural engineering programs.
National Steel Erectors and Metal Building Dealers Association
The National Steel Erectors and Metal Building Dealers Association is for the purpose of taking the concerns of the steel/metal building and turning them to a positive by way of the members. Steel Erectors can be networked with Metal Building Contractors, Manufacturers etc. Quarterly the association has seminars to adress such concerns as fall protection, safety, installation of standing sean, expediting erection time, insurance etc.
New York State Steel Fabricators Association
728 Court Street
Utica, NY 13502
The New York State Steel Fabricators Association is a statewide trade association positioned strongly in New York State, to attract structural steel fabricators. The organization is open to all structural and miscellaneous steel fabricators throughout Upstate New York. Also welcomed are affiliate members; those who are considered an integral part of our fabrication activity. Two out of three meetings per year are educational in format and an excellent way to stay current with leading edge technology and industry issues. The third meeting focuses all attention on the AISC Steel Bridge Building Competitions.
North American Steel Framing Alliance (NASFA)
1726 M Street, NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20036-4523
(202) 785-3856 (fax)
The North American Steel Framing Alliance (NASFA) is an organization that was established by the American Iron and Steel Institute in 1998 to rapidly accelerate the use of light gauge steel framing in residential construction.
Research Council on Structural Connections
The RCSC is a non-profit, volunteer organization, comprised of over 70 leading experts in the fields of structural steel connection design, engineering, fabrication, erection and bolting. Previous, current, and future research projects funded by the RCSC serve to provide safety, reliability, and standard practice for the steel construction industry throughout the world.
Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)
SSPC was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures. In 1997, the name of the association was changed to The Society for Protective Coatings to better reflect the changing nature of coatings technology and the ever-expanding types of construction materials.
Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)
900 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213-1206
(205) 591-0775 (fax)
The Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI) was established in 1940 as a membership organization dedicated to promulgating and maintaining a comprehensive set of model building codes and to providing support services to users of the code. It continues that tradition today with the Standard Codes TM which cover every aspect of commercial and residential construction. The SBCCI also provides technical and educational services to assist code enforcement professionals and others in providing the most efficient, effective, and skilled service to the building industry.
Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) is probably the world's largest research and technical organisation supporting the use of steel in construction. The objective of The Steel Construction Institute is to develop and promote the effective use of steel in construction. We are an independent, technical, member-based organisation, which was founded in 1986. We have over 600 corporate members in 37 countries.
Steel Deck Institute
P.O. Box 25
Fox River Grive, IL 60021-0025
Since 1939, the Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has provided uniform industry standards for the engineering, design, manufacture, and field usage of steel decks. The SDI is concerned with cold-formed steel products, with various configurations distinctive to individual manufacturers, used to support finished roofing materials, or to serve as a permanent form and/or positive reinforcement for concrete floor slabs. Members of SDI are manufacturers of steel floor and roof decks. Associate members are manufacturers of fasteners, coatings, and other related components.
Steel Erectors Assn. of America, Inc. (SEAA)
2216 West Meadowview Road, Suite 115
Greensboro, NC 27407
(413) 208-6936 (fax)
The Steel Erectors Association of America is dedicated to advancing the common interests and needs of all engaged in building with steel. The Association's objectives in achieving this goal include the promotion of safety, education, and training programs for steel erector trades, development and promotion of standards, and cooperation with others in activities which impact the commercial construction business.
Steel Fabricators Association of Southern California, Inc.
8815 Sorensen Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 696-7620 (fax)
Listing of active and associate members of the Southern California fabricator community. Directory of officers, regional, and national committees SFA members participate. "White page" profiles of member companies and website links where applicable.
Steel Joist Institute (SJI)
1205 48th Avenue North, Suite A,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(803) 449-1343 (fax)
The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) is a not-for-profit organization. Besides setting standards for the steel joist industry, SJI works closely with major building code bodies throughout the country helping to develop code regulations regarding steel joists and joist girders. SJI also invests thousands of dollars in ongoing research related to steel joists and joist girders, and offers a complete library of publications and other training and research aids.
Steel Plate Fabricators Association (SPFA)
11315 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 104,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
(513) 469-0599 (fax)
The Steel Plate Fabricators Association (SPFA) has been a forum for the steel plate fabricating industry for nearly 60 years. Members are fabricators manufacturing products from steel plate and companies supplying goods and technology. SPFA promotes profitable industry growth through award programs for the Steel Plate Fabricated Product of the Year for reservoir, elevated, and standpipe storage tanks, quality certification for steel pipe and accessory manufacturers, seminars on steel water pipe, steel water tanks, welding cost reduction, and productivity. Services include a monthly business trends report.
Steel Recycling Institute (SRI)
(412) 922-2772 (fax)
The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), a unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, is an industry association that promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products. The SRI educates the solid waste industry, government, business and ultimately the consumer about the benefits of steel's infinite recycling cycle.
Steel Service Center Institute (SSCI)
8550 Bryn Mawr, Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 867-8750 (fax)
The Steel Service Center Institute (SSCI) was established in 1907 to enhance the financial return of member companies by providing information, education, governmental representation, networking opportunities, and a forum to enhance the quality of products and services in meeting customer, supplier, and employee expectations. Steel service centers purchase basic steel products, add value to them through services such as inventory management, pre-production processing, just-in-time delivery, electronic data inter-change, and barcoding, and subsequently sell production-ready metal pieces and parts to manufacturers. Producing mills are Associate Members. International members are welcome.
Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC)
40 24th Street 6th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4656
(412) 281-9992 (fax)
SSPC was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures. SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings serves its members and advances the industry through standards, regulatory advocacy, education, and information exchange.
Steel Tank Institute (STI)
570 Oakwood Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 438-8766 (fax)
The Steel Tank Institute (STI) is a trade association and standards-setting body representing steel tank fabricators and affiliated corporations. STI develops technical standards for fabrication, corrosion control, installation, and secondary containment of underground and aboveground storage tanks. STI members manufacture single- and double-wall steel UST's with sti-P3 or ACT-100R corrosion protection systems, new Permatank TM double-wall UST's and F911 TM and F921 TM secondarily contained aboveground tanks.
Steel Tube Institute of North America (STI)
8500 Station Street, Suite 270
Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 974-6994 (fax)
The Steel Tube Institute of North America (STI), founded in 1930, promotes the responsible growth, prosperity, and competitiveness of the steel tubing industry. STI collects and disseminates information on manufacturing techniques and data and analysis on growth areas, market trends, and product applications. STI provides information to customers on tubular products. Active members are producers of mechanical, pressure, and structural tubing. Associates are suppliers of raw materials and equipment to the tubular products industry.
Structural Engineers Association of Arizona (SEAoA)
318 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 926-8163 (fax)
The Structural Engineers Association of Arizona encourages practice in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards by providing continuing education through regularly scheduled technical meetings and seminars. Members exchange knowledge and experience, participate in local as well as national code development and advisory processes and pursue issues affecting public safety. The SEAoA works with students to help them understand the engineering world and promote structural engineering at the university level. SEAoA provides current association articles and other information as it relates to structural engineering in Arizona and the Southwest U.S., links to other web sites, and who we are.
Structural Engineers Association of Kansas & Missouri (SEAKM)
Information about an organization dedicated to improving teh professional practice of structural engineering in Kansas and Missouri, including upcoming events and relevant links. The SEAKM is an organization dedicated to holding paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public by improving the professional practice and college-level teaching of structural engineering in Kansas and Missouri.
Structural Engineers Association of Kentucky
160 Democrat Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
(800) 455-5573 or (502) 695-5680
(502) 695-0738 (fax)
SEAOK is the Structural Engineers Association of Kentucky, a charter member of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association. Structural engineers improve the personal safety and economic security of the people of Kentucky through enhanced performance of buildings and structures. These enhancements are achieved through continuing education, including collaboration and cooperation with homeowners, contractors, builders, developers and government. SEAOK provides information and resources for the professional and general public relating to the practice of structural engineering.
Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC)
University of Florida, Dept. of Civil and Coastal Engineering
345 Weil Hall
P.O. Box 116580
Gainesville, FL 32611-6580
(352) 846-3978 (fax)
The Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), founded in 1944, offers guidance, through its 16 task groups and 8 task reporters, to specification writers and practicing engineers by developing both simplified and refined calculation procedures for the solution of stability problems, and assessing the limitations of these procedures. SSRC holds regular annual meetings to report on research activities and to indicate where deficiencies exist in our present understanding of structural behavior. The membership of the SSRC is made up of representatives from organizations, consulting firms, and individuals.
Structural Steel Educational Council
P.O. Box 6190
Moraga, CA 94570
(925) 631-1112 (fax)
The Structural Steel Educational Council (SSEC) is a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of California in 1975, for the purpose of producing and distributing educational material. The groups served are educational institutions, public officials, architects, engineers, and other persons or agencies involved with the use of structural steel in construction. This educational material is made available in the publication titled Steel TIPS.
The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
1501 Lee Highway, Suite 202
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 524-3364 (fax)
TAUC is an association of 2,500 union contractors from across the United States, primarily engaged in steel erection, industrial maintenance and construction. The mission if TAUC is to act as an advocate in advancing and enhancing the value of the union construction industry through an educated and action driven membership that fosters the promotion of labor-management cooperation, workplace safety and health, and collaboration with construction users in order to help unison contractors compete more effectively in the marketplace.
The Metal Initiative
4700 W. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
The Metal Initiative is a coalition of manufacturers, individuals and associations that have come together to provide information on the features and benefits of metal in construction. Carrying its message of metal primarily to the professional building owner community, The Metal Initiative seeks to gather and disseminate useful information for decision-makers.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062-2096
(847) 272-8129 (fax)
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), an independent, not-for-profit, safety testing and certification organization, evaluates products, materials, and systems in the interest of public safety. Founded in 1894, UL is neither a commercial enterprise nor a government agency, but a member of the private sector whose primary objective is to help manufacturers bring safer products to U.S. and global markets. More than 6 billion UL Marks are placed on products annually by more than 40,000 manufacturers. A UL Listing Mark on a product means samples of the product have been tested to nationally recognized safety standards and have been found to be reasonably free from fire, electric shock, and related safety hazards.
United Engineering Foundation
Three Park Ave., 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 691-7441 (fax)
The United Engineering Foundation (UEF) provides Grants for the Advancement of Engineering and has a program of leading edge, interdisciplinary engineering conferences. UEF is the successor to the United Engineering Trustees, Inc. (UET) one of whose Departments was the Engineering Foundation (EF). The transition from UET and EF to UEF was completed in January 1999. The services formally provided by the Engineering Societies Library, another UET Department, have been enhanced and are now available from Linda Hall Library. (Linda Hall strengthened its position as one of the world's leading collections of scientific and engineering material when it acquired ESL holdings in 1995.)
Utilizing CIS 2 Interoperability
This is the home page for AISC's EDI - CIMsteel Initiative. Find out how CIS/2 is making a huge impact in the structural steel industry.
Welding Research Council (WRC)
3 Park Ave., 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
WRC provides a resource for: Cooperative Research Extensive Data Performance and Weldability
Insurance In Touch With Business. As the 7th largest U.S. commercial insurer and the 13th largest U.S. property & casualty insurer, we provide insurance protection to more than one million businesses and professionals in the U.S. and internationally. We understand the importance of being where our customers are. Headquartered in Chicago, CNA has offices throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. In these locations, we work with highly professional independent agents and brokers to ensure our customers receive the personal service and attention they look for in a carrier.
Coastal Training Technologies Corp.
500 Studio Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 498-3657 (fax)
Safety, Skills, Human Resources & Healthcare, CD-ROMs, WBT & Training Videos.
Now 25 years after the company was founded, Coastal’s commitment to Training the Global Workforce has never been stronger. With an extensive line of DVDs, e-learning solutions and instructor-led courses, Coastal has established a reputation for high production values, reliable content and consistent instructional design that is making an impact with employees worldwide.
401 Chamber Street NW
Port Charlotte, FL 33948-6303
The premier source for crane accident reports, photos and professional commentary about crane related accidents. The site was launched on January 27, 1999. An archive of accident listings, dating back to 1995, is available to subscribers.
1300 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114-1503
Phone: (216) 696-7000
FAX: (216) 696-8208
EHS Today, formerly known as Occupational Hazards, informs safety, health and industrial hygiene professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors about trends, management strategies, regulatory news and new products that help them provide safe and healthy work sites.
Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health (eLCOSH)
International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions
5610 Medical Circle, Suite 24
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 663-1546 (fax)
This site is a resource for anyone interested in workers' compensation systems throughout the world. IAIABC is a not-for-profit trade association representing government agencies charged with the administration of workers' compensation systems throughout the United States, Canada, and other nations and territories.
Management and Unions Serving Together (MUST)
21353 Bridge St.
Southfield, MI 48033
(248) 352-9814 (fax)
MUST is a nonprofit 501-C-5 organization that maintains its budget through joint contributions based on a cent per hour worked from each building tradesmen and is then matched by each signatory contractor association. Here is a listing of the following MUST particiapants who meet monthly to discuss matters pertaining to Southeast Michigan's unionized construction industry. Since our founding in 1988, the M.U.S.T. label has meant a total quality construction job.
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Dr.
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
(630) 285-1315 fax
The National Safety Council, founded in 1913 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1953, is the nation's leading advocate for safety and health. Our mission is "to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes.
Operation Safe Site
Safety Services, Inc.
5286 Wynn Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Safety Services, Inc. (SSI) has specialized in the distribution of personal protective equipment and supplies since 1948. We are a privately held, Michigan based, Nationally Certified WBE Women's Business Enterprise. Safety Services, Inc. operates from a centralized service and distribution center in Grand Rapids. Corporate Offices are located in Kalamazoo.
PO BOX 477
Guntersville, AL 35976
(877)906-5088 In US
(256)582-2758 Outside US
(208) 498-4045 (fax)
America's Largest Online Safety Library Over 4400 printable pages of safety information for compliance, training, assessments and recordkeeping. Edit to suit your needs. Since 1996, SafetyInfo has been providing safety services to business and industry through this on-line Safety Library. SafetyInfo is a membership library of comprehensive ready-to-use safety information covering management, training and recordkeeping. . Registered with the Better Business Bureau over 12 years ago, SafetyInfo has assisted thousands of companies and safety professionals meet their goal of safer, more productive workplaces.
5340 Fryling Road
Erie, PA 16510
Information source for the Occupational Safety and Health industry. Find products and suppliers, read current headlines, and keep up with the latest information in your professional community.
State of Michigan: Department of Consumer & Industry Services
The mission of the Bureau of Safety and Regulation is to help assure the safety and health of workers and the protection of wages and fringe benefits.
The Construction Safety Council
4100 Madison Street
Hillside, IL 60162
The Construction Safety Council was founded in 1989 as a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of safety and health interests in the field of construction throughout the world. It was chartered by a board of directors composed mostly of large construction company owners and operators whose vision and leadership made the organization possible. Since it's humble beginnings in 1989, the organization has quickly grown to become a world class professional construction consortium with associations that span the globe.
Dedicated to providing free resources for health, safety, security, environmental and fire protection professionals around the planet.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
444 N. Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 624-5806 (fax)
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
451 Seventh Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20410
(202) 708-0299 (fax)
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships--particularly with faith-based and community organizations--that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20460
For three decades now, the Environmental Protection Agency has helped to carry out our national commitment to the wise care of the environment. The agency has worked with many private citizens who understand that each have a duty to be good stewards of the land and life around us. And that's what we're honoring today."---President George W. Bush at the President's Environmental Youth Awards
ERDC - CERL's Sustainable Design & Development Resource Page
Federal Construction Council (FCC)
c/o National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418
Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20590
Federal Railroad Administration
1120 Vermont Ave. NW.
Washington, DC 20590
General Services Administration
18th & F Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC 20405
(253) 931-7203 (fax)
We provide other federal agencies the workspace, products, services, technology, and policy they need to accomplish their missions.
International Code Council
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 783-2348 (fax)
The ICC founders - the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) - created the ICC in response to technical disparities among the three sets of model codes now in use in the U.S. In the past, it was difficult for building industry professionals to move into different regions within the U.S., much less into an international environment. The ICC offers a single, complete set of construction codes without regional limitations -- the International Codes.
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
1090 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 289-1092 (fax)
The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-govermnental, non-profit organization established by the Congress to serve the public interest by promoting a more rational regulatory environment for the building community, by facilitating the introduction of new and innovative technology, and disseminating nationally recognized technical information.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 3460
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460
From automated teller machines and atomic clocks to mammograms and semiconductors, innumerable modern products and services rely in some way on technology, measurements, and standards provided by NIST. As industrial and national priorities change, NIST focuses on the most critical and emerging needs. Today, the United States faces special challenges and priorities in health care, information technology, and manufacturing, among other fields. NIST is providing the support needed to promote innovation, enhance product and service quality, and reduce costs in these and other important areas.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
NSF's mission: To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
(703) 321-8547 (fax)
The central source for scientific, technical and business-related Government Information.
NIST - VRML Viewer
Visualization of Steel Structures from CIMsteel Integration Standards (CIS2) Files
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20210
The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers. To accomplish this, federal and state governments must work in partnership with the more than 100 million working men and women and their six and a half million employers who are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
The OSHA Defense League
This regulator compliance, health, safety & human resources site provides business & industry with a range of products & services from online training, seminars, equipment, videos, books & CD's to written plans, forms/checklists, labor law posters, magazines, newsletters and worldwide information links. It is a virtual marketplace for risk managers, personnel directors & business owners to find solutions to manditory governmental regulations.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
20 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20314-1000
(202) 272-1803 (fax)
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is made up of approximately 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. Our military and civilian engineers, scientists and other specialists work hand in hand as leaders in engineering and environmental matters. Our diverse workforce of biologists, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, natural resource managers and other professionals meets the demands of changing times and requirements as a vital part of America's Army.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
The Bureau of LStatistics is the principal abor fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. With the strongest commitment to integrity and objectivity, the BLS will be premier among statistical agencies, producing impartial, timely, and accurate data relevant to the needs of our users and to the social and economic conditions of our Nation, its workers, and their families.
United States Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402
732 North Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20401-0001
The Government Printing Office (GPO) keeps America informed. For nearly 140 years, GPO has produced and distributed Federal Government information products. Whether providing public access to Government information online, or producing and procuring printed publications, GPO combines conventional technology with state-of-the-art methods for supporting nearly all the information needs of the Congress, Federal agencies, and the American public.
United States Information Agency
301 Fourth Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20547
The Office of International Information Programs (IIP) is the principal international strategic communications service for the foreign affairs community. IIP designs, develops, and implements a variety of information initiatives and strategic communications programs, including Internet and print publications, traveling and electronically transmitted speaker programs, and information resource services. These reach--and are created strictly for--key international audiences, such as the media, government officials, opinion leaders, and the general public in more than 140 countries around the world.
US Army SPiRiT (Sustainable Project Rating Tool) System