CONSTRUCTION TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

These are some of the construction trade associations and government agencies that I have found useful over the years for technical and installation information, and standards and specifications for building materials. Some provide information primarily for their contractor and manufacturer members. Others provide a lot of useful information to the general public. Most have online information as well as technical pamphlets and brochures. Manufacturers are another good source of installation and technical information about their products.

Foundations and Concrete

Portland Cement Association

American Concrete Institute

Lumber, Panel, and Decking Products

American Wood Protection Association (AWPA)

APA- the Engineered Wood Association

The California Redwood Association

Deck Industry Association

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA)

Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI)

Western Wood Products Association (WWPA)

USDA Forest Products Laboratory

ROOFING AND SIDING

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer’s Association

California Shake & Shingle Bureau

Metal Roofing Alliance

The Roofing Institute

Vinyl Siding Institute

Western Wood Products Association (WWPA)

WINDOWS AND DOORS

American Architectural Manufacturers Association

Efficient Windows Collaborative

National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC)

Sustainable by Design

Window and Door Manufacturers Association

INTERIOR FINISHES

American Lighting Association

Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industries

Carpet and Rug Institute

Drywall Finishing Council

FloorFacts

Gypsum Association

National Wood Flooring Association

Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

KITCHEN & BATH

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

Tile Council of North America  (TCNA)

Home Ventilating Institute

Marble Council of America

Porcelain Enamel Institute

INSULATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

EEBA

FSEC

LEEDS

Passive House

Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA)

 

HEATING and COOLING SYSTEMS

ASHRAE

SMACNA  Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association

 

VENTILATION AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Carpet and Rug Institute

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Healthy House Institute

Home Ventilating Institute

National Center for Environmental Health

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  Indoor air quality program

 

 






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