Industry Partners & Links: Associations


Alliance of Construction Trades
Formerly American Subcontractors Association of Tucson, is a non-profit trade association that represents specialty trade contractors and suppliers in the construction industry. ACT serves more than 169 member companies in the Tucson area, representing over 4,500 employees.

American Council for Construction Education 
ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology and as the accrediting agency for two-year associate degree programs of a like nature.

American Road & Transportation Builders Association 
Founded in 1902, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association is a national federation of private firms, public agencies and associations with a primary goal of advocating strong federal investment in transportation infrastructure.

American Society of Civil Engineers 
Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 120,000 civil engineers worldwide, and is America’s oldest national engineering society.  ASCE advances professional knowledge and improves the practice of civil engineering.

American Society of Professional Estimators 
The American Society of Professional Estimators serves construction estimators by providing education, fellowship, and opportunity for professional development.

American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals – an industry partner

ASCSP has been established as a non-profit corporation in response to the growing need for education, credentials, technical standards and a Code of Ethics within the cost segregation industry. Membership will be open to all individuals that meet the standards currently set by ASCSP.

American Subcontractors Association 
The American Subcontractors Association, Inc. (ASA) is a non-profit trade association of subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and suppliers in the construction industry. Founded in 1966, ASA serves more than 5,500 firms through a nationwide network of state and local chapters.

The Asphalt Institute
The Asphalt Institute is a U.S. based association of international petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers, and affiliated businesses. The Asphalt Institute’s mission is to promote the use, benefits and quality performance of petroleum asphalt, through engineering, research and educational activities and through the resolution of issues affecting the industry.

Associated Builders & Contractors
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 23,000 merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms in 79 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.

Associated Equipment Distributors
Membership association of 1,200 independent distributors, manufacturers, and other organizations involved in the distribution of construction equipment and related products and services in North America and throughout the world.

Associated General Contractors
The Associated General Contractors of America is the largest and oldest national construction trade association, founded in 1918. AGC represents more than 33,000 firms, including 7,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and 12,000 specialty-contracting firms. Over 14,000 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, through a nationwide network of chapters.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing business development resources to the off-road equipment manufacturing industry (construction, agriculture, forestry, mining and utility). AEM owns or co-owns and produces several leading industry trade expositions, including CONEXPO-CON/AGG, CONEXPO Asia, ICUEE – The Demo Expo, World of Asphalt and IFPE,International Exposition for Power Transmission.

Construction Management Association of America
CMAA is a 19 year old industry Association of more than 1100 members. The Association’s mission is to promote professionalism and excellence in the management of the construction process. It is the only organization in the Western Hemisphere dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional Construction Management/Program Management.

Construction Owners Association of America

COAA promotes facility Owner leadership and continuous improvement in the planning, design, and construction process through education, collaboration, and information exchange.

Construction Users Round Table

CURT exists to create a competitive advantage for construction users. CURT accomplishes this multifaceted objective by providing aggressive leadership on those business issues that promote excellence in the creation of capital assets.


Construction Specifications Institute


Design-Build Institute of America
DBIA is the center of expertise for integrated project delivery, advocating best practices, creating and disseminating educational information, and furnishing advice and support to facilities owners and users.

Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) represents the interlocking concrete pavement industry in North America. ICPI calls itself “the industry voice” and says its membership represents a majority of the concrete paver production in North America.

International Safety Equipment Association
ISEA consists of companies that make equipment to protect the safety and health of people during work.

Mason Contractors’ Association of Detroit, Michigan
The Mason Contractors’ Association is a union supporting organization with collective bargaining agreements with Bricklayers and Laborers (Mason Tenders). MCA’s contractor members build commercial, industrial, retail, warehousing, educational, hospital & health care facilities and similar masonry structures.

Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania
MBAWPA is the Pittsburgh-area affiliate of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Mechanical Contractors Association of America
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, a national association located in Rockville, MD, offers information on mechanical contracting, service and plumbing-related issues as well as association activities.

National Asphalt Pavement Association
Since its founding in 1955, NAPA has been providing comprehensive answers and definitive solutions to the questions and concerns of the HMA industry.

National Commissioners for the Certification of Crane Operators
Independent not-for-profit, 501(c) 6 organization formed in January 1995 to develop effective performance standards for safe crane operation.

National Concrete Masonry Association
NCMA represents producers and suppliers in the concrete masonry industry. The association focuses its efforts on research, production and marketing of concrete masonry building systems. In addition, the association carries out government relations and a host of other activities on behalf of its members.

National Council of Structural Engineers Association
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.

Portland Cement Association
PCA represents cement companies in the U.S. and Canada through market development, engineering, research and education programs. Journalists may find useful information about concrete construction, research and trends on the PCA website.

Revitalization Institute
Revitalization Institute is a global research & education non-profit. We advance restorative development in all twelve sectors of the built, natural, & socioeconomic environments. Our workshops help mayors, governors, planners and developers grow rural or urban economies while enhancing their natural resources & quality of life.

Roof Consultants Institute
RCI represents approximately 1700 consultants to the roofing and building envelope industry.

Society for Marketing Professional Services (The)
The Society for Marketing Professional Services represents a dynamic network of 6,300 professionals with marketing and business development responsibilities in architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. SMPS’s mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry.

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
International association serving members engaged in the crane, rigging and oversize/overweight transportation industries.

Surety Information Office
Formed in 1993 to disseminate useful information about the benefits of corporate surety bonding in public and private construction, SIO is supported by the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) [member agents and brokers] and The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) [member surety companies].

The Road Information Program (TRIP)
Incorporated in 1971, TRIP is a non-profit – 501 (c) (6) – organization that researches, evaluates and distributes economic, environmental and technical data on highway transportation issues.

Utility & Transportation Contractors Association 
A construction association, numbering 1,100 member firms active in road, bridge, transit, wastewater, water, utility and environmental remediation construction.