Associations

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American Advertising Federation

// AAF
The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. They accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.

American Architectural Manufacturers

// AAMA
AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.

American Association of Advertising

// AAAA
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States.

American Hardware Manufacturers Association

// AHMA
AHMA provides a wide range of programs and services for member firms as well as the entire industry, including industry conferences, events and workshops; legislative representation in Washington; domestic and international marketing support; technology initiatives; cost-saving programs; targeted publications; networking opportunities; and many other industry-directed services.

American Institute of Building Design

The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), a nonprofit professional organization established in 1950, is dedicated to the development, recognition, and enhancement of the profession of building design. AIBD strives to protect and enhance our member's ability to practice their profession. AIBD is committed to providing quality continuing education to ensure that our members remain current with technology, materials and building codes. AIBD is also committed to establishing and maintaining professional relationships with other trade, business, and professional organizations within the design and construction industry. At all times AIBD will hold itself to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism as specified by our institute's by laws and code of ethics and will uphold the protection of the health, welfare, and safety of the general public. This commitment is to the public and industry we serve and the profession we represent.

American Institute of Graphic Arts

// AIGA
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

American Lighting Association

// ALA
The American Lighting Association is a trade association representing the lighting industry. Members include lighting and ceiling fan manufacturers, retail showrooms, sales representatives and professional residential lighting designers.

American Marketing Association

// AMA
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in North America. It is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide.

American Society of Furniture Designers

// ASFD
Founded in 1981, ASFD is the only international non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing, improving, and supporting the profession of furniture design and its positive impact in the marketplace. Professional Members specialize in the design of both residential and contract furnishings and accessories.

Associated Builders and Contractors

// ABC
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing nearly 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 78 chapters across the United States. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

Brick Industry Association

// BIA
BIA is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services. The Association is involved in a broad range of technical, research, marketing, government relations and communications activities. It is the recognized national authority on brick construction.

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association

// BHMA
BHMA was founded in 1925 as the Hardware Manufacturers Statistical Association. Although the Association continues to collect proprietary statistics for its member companies, BHMA today is nationally recognized for its leadership role in ensuring the quality and performance of builders hardware.

Building Design and Construction

// BDC
Providing essential solutions to inspire Building Teams to design and construct great places for people.

Center for the Built Environment

// CBE
Our mission is to improve the design, operation, and environmental quality of buildings by providing timely, unbiased information on building technologies and design techniques.

Construction Owners Association

// COAA
Construction Owners Association of America supports project owners' success in the design and construction of buildings and facilities through education, information and developing relationships within the industry.

Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association

// CEDIA
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi-room entertainment systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing lighting control, security, and HVAC systems.

Design-Build Institute of America

// DBIA
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is an association of leaders in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high performance projects.

ebuild

// ebuild
Brought to you by the editors of Building Products Magazine, ebuild is the largest online directory of building materials, construction tools and building products for homebuilders and remodelers.

Graphic Artists Guild

// GAG
The Graphic Artists Guild is a national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience, raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.

Home Builders Institute

// HBI
HBI’s mission is to advance and enrich the education, training and placement of men and women in careers serving the workforce needs of the building industry.

Kitchen Cabinet Manufactureres Association

// KCMA
KCMA is a voluntary non-profit industry trade association originally founded in 1955. Currently, KCMA has over 360 members located in the United States and Canada who manufacture kitchen cabinets and bath vanities, fabricate countertops or supply goods and services to the industry.

Log Homes Council

// LHC
The Log Homes Council is a national organization with membership comprised of manufacturers of log homes. The LHC is part of the Building Systems Councils, a council of the National Association of Home Builders. Council members are log home manufacturers and producers who have united to develop and promote quality building systems and ethical business practices by participation in both mandatory and voluntary council programs designed to benefit log home customers.

National Association of Home Builders

// NAHB
NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.

National Association of Housing

// NAHRO
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans—particularly those with low- and moderate-incomes. Our members administer HUD programs such as Public Housing, Section 8, CDBG and HOME.

National Association of Women In Construction

// NAWIC
NAWIC enhances the success of women in the construction industry. NAWIC has many education opportunities: For children - to explore and open their minds to the possibilities construction offers as a career choice; For Adults - to further their careers with certification courses.

National Concrete Masonry Association

// NCMA
NCMA is an association of producers of concrete masonry products, and suppliers of products and services related to the industry. NCMA offers a variety of technical services and design aids through publications, computer programs, slide presentations and technical training.

National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards

// NCSBCS
NCSBCS serves as a forum for the interchange of information and provides technical services, education and training to our members to enhance the public’s social, economic well-being through safe, durable, accessible and efficient buildings.

National Institute of Building Sciences

// NIBS
The Institute's public interest mission is to: improve the building regulatory environment; facilitate the introduction of new and existing products and technology into the building process; and disseminate nationally recognized technical and regulatory information.

National Real Estate Investor

// NREI
National Real Estate Investor is the leading authority on commercial real estate trends. The magazine's readers represent a cross-section of disciplines -- brokerage, construction, owner/development, finance/investment, property management, corporate real estate, and real estate services. No other publication provides as much independent research on a variety of topics that pertain to the office, industrial, retail, hotel and multifamily markets as National Real Estate Investor.

National Tile Contractors Association

// NTCA
Organized and chartered in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the industry, and is recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world.

National Wood Flooring Association

// NWFA
The NWFA is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, from manufacturers, to distributors, to retailers, to installers. We provide training and resources for wood flooring professionals to assure that you get high-quality flooring that will last a lifetime.

Public Relations Society of America

// PRSA
The Public Relations Society of America, based in New York City, is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals. The Society has nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into more than 100 Chapters nationwide, 19 Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has nearly 300 Chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Society for Environmental Graphic Design

// SEGD
SEGD is the global community of people who work at the intersection of communication design and the built environment.

Society for Marketing Professional

// SMPS
The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) was created in 1973 by small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to create business opportunities.

The Evergreen Building Products Association

// EBPA
The Evergreen Building Products Association (EBPA) is a private, non-profit membership organization comprised of businesses, government agencies, trade associations and individuals who have an active interest in promoting western-style construction, US building products and related services to international markets.

Timber Framers Guild

// TFguild
We are a non-profit educational membership association dedicated to the craft of timber framing. We serve as a center of timber frame information and design for the professional and the general public.

U.S. Green Building Council

// USGBC
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

Vinyl Sliding Institute

// VSI
The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) is the trade association for manufacturers of vinyl and other polymeric siding and suppliers to the industry.

Western Wood Products Association

// WWPA
Western Wood Products Association represents softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states and Alaska. Supported by Western lumber manufacturers, WWPA delivers lumber grading, quality control, technical, business information and product support services to sawmills as well as those who use Western softwood lumber products throughout the world.

Window and Door Manufacturers Association

// WDMA
WDMA is the preeminent trade association for the window, door and skylight industry. Our member companies are the leading U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of high performance products for the domestic and export markets.

Wood Floor Covering Association

// WFCA
The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is the industry’s only unbiased source of information. The WFCA and its 3,000-strong retailer membership are dedicated to providing consumers the information, service and support needed to ensure a successful floor covering purchase experience.