Professional/Government Organizations

American Tort Reform Association
Citizens for a Sound Economy
American Legislative Exchange Council
Institute for Legal Reform
AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies
ACEC American Council of Engineering Companies
AGC Associated General Contractors
AIA American Institute of Architects
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASNT American Society for Non-Destructive Testing
ATC Applied Technology Council
CASE Council of American Structural Engineers
CEI Construction Estimating Institute
DBIA Design Build Institute of America
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Association
NAFE National Academy of Forensic Engineers
NCSEA National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PMI Project Management Institute
SEI Structural Engineering Institute
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Technical Organizations

AASHTO American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials
ACI American Concrete Institute
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
AISI American Iron & Steel Institute
APA American Plywood Association
AWC American Wood Council
AWS American Welding Society
BIA Brick Industry Association
CISC Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
CRSI Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
IMI International Masonry Institute
LGSEA Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association
MAC Masonry Advisory Council
MBMA Metal Buildings Manufacturers Association
NCMA National Concrete Masonry Association
NPCA National Precast Concrete Association
PCA Precast/Prestressed Concrete Association
PTI Post-Tensioning Institute
SDI Steel Deck Institute
SJI Steel Joist Institute
SSMA Steel Stud Manufacturers Assosciation

Building Codes – Professional Registration

BOCA Building Officials and Code Administrators International
Building Code Search Engine
ICBO International Conference of Building Officials
ICC International Code Council
NCEES National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

SBCCI Southern Building Code Congress International

Standards – Specifications

ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
CSI Construction Specifications Institute
UL Underwriter Laboratories Standards

Legal – Liability – Insurance

DPIC Design Professionals Insurance Companies
FM Factory Mutual
SERMC Structural Engineers Risk Management Council

Seismic Resources

EERC Earthquake Engineering Research Center at Berkeley.
USGS Earthquake Information


ENR Engineering News Record
Structural Engineer Magazine
Structure Magazine


Steel Search Engine

General Links

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The Architectural Index
American National Standards Institute(ANSI)
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Building Officials & Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA)
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
Council of American Building Officials (CABO)
Design-Build Institute of America DBIA)
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
Southern Building Code Congress International Inc. (SBCCI)
Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP)

Selected U.S. Federal Government Agencies

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE)
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)

Boards, Commissions, and Committees