American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a technical and educational consensus organization whose purpose is to further engineering and technical education, scientific investigation and research, and development of standards for the design and construction of concrete structures. The Institute gathers, correlates, and disseminates information for the improvement of the design, construction, manufacture, use and maintenance of concrete products and structures.
American Concrete and Pavement Association
The American Concrete Pavement Association is the national trade association for the concrete pavement industry. The primary mission of the ACPA is to advocate for the use of concrete pavement in highways, airfields, and roadways throughout the United States. ACPA has offices in Chicago (Skokie), Ill., Washington, D.C., and Phoenix (Mesa), Ariz. In addition to 21 state and regional promotion organizations, ACPA affiliates include the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) and the International Grooving & Grinding Association.
American Society of Concrete Contractors
The American Society of Concrete Contractors was founded in 1964 to enhance the capabilities of those who build with concrete. ASCC is dedicated to improving concrete construction quality, productivity and safety. Members of ASCC are concrete contractors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and others involved in concrete construction. Activities include a business insurance program developed with the CNA Insurance Companies, an extensive Safety Manual, Concrete and Safety Hotlines, Safety Videos, Safety Bulletins, Troubleshooting Newsletters and the Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction.
Concrete Foundations Association
The Concrete Foundations Association is a non-profit association representing 400 concrete foundation contractors and suppliers in approximately 40 states and Canada. CFA produces promotional and technical publications available to the public. The association has been in existence since 1976 representing the interests of the industry in codes and standards, and providing educational and networking opportunities for its members.
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Since its founding in 1924, CRSI's primary objective has been to promote the increased use of reinforced concrete construction. CRSI is a national trade association representing producers and fabricators of reinforcing steel, epoxy coaters, bar support and splice manufacturers, and other related associates and interested professional architects and engineers. All are supported through marketing, promotion, research and engineering activities and work on specifications, building codes and engineering services. Information about CRSI membership, member services, technical publications and engineering software is available at www.crsi.org.
Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association, Inc.
The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) is a nonprofit trade association of contractors, manufacturers and affiliated members from the concrete construction and renovation industry. The CSDA mission is to promote the selection of professional sawing and drilling contractors and their methods. Concrete cutting with diamond tools offers industry many benefits including reduced downtime, precision cutting, maintenance of structural integrity, reduced noise, dust and debris, limited-access cutting, and the ability to cut heavily-reinforced concrete. Founded in 1972, CSDA has over 550 international member companies.
Insulating Concrete Form Association
The Mission of the Insulating Concrete Forms Association is to promote the use of ICFs, and to help overcome obstacles to industry growth. ICFA activities include promotion, codes and standards, research, partnering and education. ICFA produces a bi-monthly newsletter, the Dialog, and a bi-weekly electronic newsletter the ICFA Informer. ICFA hosts an Annual Conference & Expo in the Fall. ICFA's Excellence Awards program promotes the best ICF projects throughout North America.
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
The mission of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) is to increase the use of segmental concrete pavement systems in North America. The ICPI will achieve this mission through the following association goals: increase product and system awareness, improve paver installation, enhance technical capabilities, educate users, potential users, and specifiers; develop sustainability strategy and provide membership programs and services. Membership is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and contractors. ICPI publishes a quarterly magazine, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Magazine. ICPI membership services include marketing literature to promote municipal, commercial and residential markets, technical specifications, technical papers, paver installer certification, product certification, training programs, government relations, Hardscape North America education and trade show for contactors and public relations.
International Concrete Repair Institute
The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) was established to improve the quality of concrete restoration, repair and protection, through education of, and communication among, the members and those who use their services. Membership in ICRI consists of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, distributors, government agencies, facility owners, students, and others with an expressed interest in improving the quality of concrete repairs. Local chapters foster the opportunity for education and networking on a regular basis. International meetings are held each spring and fall, featuring technical sessions, interactive forums, and exhibits of members' products and services. An annual awards program is also held, recognizing outstanding restoration and repair projects.
Mason Contractors Association of American
The mission of the Mason Contractors Association of America is to advance and serve the common interests of its members as well as to enhance their position as industry leaders and innovators. The Association will strive to become the sole perceived leader for the mason contractor in the construction industry. It will strive to become the leader for the mason contractor in the legislative process, education, training, research, promotion and safety.
National Concrete Masonry Association
The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) is the national trade association representing manufacturers of concrete masonry, interlocking paving and segmental retaining wall systems, along with companies supplying goods and services to the industry. NCMA conducts national marketing programs for member manufactured systems; offers a wide range of technical and engineering services; represents the industry before code bodies, government agencies, and Congress; serves as a clearinghouse for information of all types of member products; and is engaged in a broad array of other activities, including the operation of a complete research and development laboratory.
The Masonry Society
The Masonry Society (TMS) is a gathering of people interested in the art and science of masonry. It is a professional, technical, and educational association (501[c]) dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge of masonry. TMS members are design engineers, architects, builders, researchers, building officials, material suppliers, manufacturers, and others who wish to contribute to and benefit from the pool of information on masonry. TMS gathers and disseminates technical information through its committees, publications, codes and standards, slide sets, videotapes, newsletter, referred journal, educational programs, professors' workshop, conferences, and Annual Meeting. We provide support to the masonry community through scholarships, education and training programs, and our Disaster Investigation Team, which evaluates the performance of masonry after disasters.