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FEATURED ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

FULL LIST OF ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

100RC 100 Resilient Cities
ABAA Air Barrier Association of America
ACHP Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
AAC Aluminum Anodizers Council
AEC Aluminum Extruders Council
AAMA American Architectural Manufacturers Association
ACA American Coatings Association
ACEC American Council of Engineering Companies
ACI American Concrete Institute
AIA The American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Building Design
APA American Planning Association
APA The Engineered Wood Association 
American Society of Civil Engineers
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASCC American Society of Concrete Contractors
ARCAT
ASID American Society of Interior Designers
ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects
ALA Association of Licensed Architects
Better Buildings
BSLC Binational Softwood Lumber Council
BIA The Brick Industry Association
BuildSteel
CfAD Center for Active Design
Concrete Network
CRRC Cool Roof Rating Council
CSI The Construction Specifications Institute
DBIA Design-Build Institute of America
Energy.Gov Office of Renewable Resources
GANA Glass Association of North America
GBA Green Building Alliance
GRHC Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
GA Gypsum Association
IIBEC International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants
IBPSA International Building Performance Simulation Association
ICRI International Concrete Repair Institute
INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE
IWBI International WELL Building Institute
IWFA International Window Film Association
MBMA Metal Building Manufacturers Association
MCA Metal Construction Association
MPI Paint Info
NCCA National Coil Coating Association
NFCA National Fenestration Rating Council
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
National Institute of Building Sciences
NCPA National Precast Concrete Association
NRMCA National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
NRCA National Roofing Contractors Association
Natural Stone Council
NAPHN North American Passive House Network
NSF International
PIMA Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
PCA Portland Cement Association
RCMA Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SCIP  Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice
SWR Institute Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute
Think Wood
TCA Tilt-Up Concrete Association
ULI Urban Land Institute
USGBC US Green Building Council The Vinyl Institute Whole Building Design Guide
WDMA Window and Door Manufacturers Association
Wood Products Council WoodWorks

UPCOMING EVENTS

Latest association news

2019 ASID National Awards honors designers making an impact within industry

The American Society of Interior Designers ​(ASID) National Awards recognize design professionals who have shown immense dedication and commitment to enhancing the industry and have created a significant, impactful body of work throughout the course of their careers. The winners of the 2019 ASID National Awards are: ​Primo Orpilla​, co-founder of Studio O+A (Designer of Distinction); ​Healthy Building Network (Design for Humanity), Rosalyn​ Cama,​ FASID, EDAC, president of Cama, Inc. (Design Innovation), and Stephanie​ Clemons,​ Ph.D., FASID, FIDEC, professor and coordinator of the Interior Architecture + Design Program at Colorado State University (​Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit).

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Teknion’s Dallas showroom receives LEED Silver, WELL Gold Certification

“The dual pursuit of LEED V4 and WELL made for a very complex project,” said Tracy Backus, Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion. “The building was a LEED Certified space, which was strategic in our decision making. Also, the community and art district gave us an incredible opportunity to meet many of the concepts of WELL. A perfect marriage for our team! With a focus on increased natural light, enhanced thermal comfort and rigorous attention to material ingredients and finish selection, we have a very satisfied internal customer and an incredible space to proudly share with our clients.”

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Conference to highlight the future of architecture

Everyone’s getting ready for North America’s largest “can’t miss” annual gathering of architects and design professionals — The AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (A’19). A’19 is designed around the theme “Blueprint for a Better Future,” recognizing the critical challenges facing the world’s communities today, and bringing awareness to the future of architecture and the profession. Programming will address topics including, sustainability; equity, diversity and inclusion; affordable housing; biophilic design; building energy performance; and revitalization.

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AIA awards four projects with research grants

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced recipients of its Upjohn Research Initiative grants. Four projects will each receive up to $30,000 in grants for research that will advance the future of architectural design and practice. The AIA Upjohn Research Initiative supports applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge.

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ACI Foundation funds research projects

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) has selected six research projects to receive grants this year. These projects include Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) Tool, An Innovative Approach to Concrete Confinement Reinforcement, Effective Characterizations of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) for Concrete Applications, and more.

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The Portland Cement Association releases new report on the value of resilient design and construction

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s cement manufacturers, released a new report focused on resiliency titled The Real Value of Resilient Construction. The report demonstrates through historical data, evidence from external sources, and comparisons of building materials that resilient design and construction built with concrete leads to longer lasting buildings due to concrete’s ability to stand up to normal wear and tear and resistance to extreme weather events.  

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HPD Open Standard Version 2.2 released

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative has released HPD Open Standard Version 2.2, the latest update to its industry-leading open standard for transparency and reporting for building product contents and associated health information.  This update introduces a major new feature – the Supplier HPD, a specification and methodology for enabling standard-based ingredient reporting and transparency throughout the building product supply chain. Using the HPD Open Standard, manufacturers are able to provide accurate, reliable and consistent information to decision makers – architects, designers, building owners – to enable the selection of products featuring transparency and healthier building materials.

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MGM Springfield receives industry’s first LEED Platinum certification

MGM Springfield has received the world’s first United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) New Construction Platinum level certification for a gaming resort. Working closely with state and city officials, as well as the local community, MGM Resorts committed to designing and building a property that exemplifies the Company’s values in support of environmental sustainability and positive social impact while honoring local history and architecture.

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Dodge Momentum Index dips in April

The overall Dodge Momentum Index is down 8.5% since April 2018, with the commercial component 4.7% lower and the institutional component 13.9% lower. However, over the past several months the Momentum Index has moved in a crablike fashion with neither strong gains or losses. This suggests that there continues to be a reasonably healthy number of projects in the planning pipeline to support a moderate level of construction activity in the coming months.

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