AIA. Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.
ASLA. The American Society of Landscape Architects promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication and networking.
BIA/SC. The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA/SC) is a nonprofit trade association representing firms engaged in all aspects of building homes and communities throughout Southern California.
CBMDA. California Building Materials Dealers Association is a nonprofit association representing and made of building material dealers, manufacturers and industry related professionals. CBMDA has a proven record of accomplishment on behalf of its members since 1946. Today it is the recognized representative of the building material industry in California.
CSI. CSI was founded in March 1948 by the specification writers of government agencies who came together to improve the quality of construction specifications. The Institute's efforts were essential in improving construction specification quality so that it could meet the demands of the post-war construction boom. Development of specifications best practices, promulgating standards/formats, professional education, and certification were cornerstones of the Institute.
ICPI. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute offers extensive technical information for the design and use of interlocking pavements.
MCAC. The Mason Contractors Association of California, Inc. (MCAC) is a 501(c) (6) mutual benefit trade association that seeks to Inform, Represent, Protect, and Promote the welfare of the masonry industry and the individuals that work within it. Funds collected from dues are used to promote and advocate masonry industry positions on important legislation and regulations, advance and expand California's presence and influence in the development of building codes and standards, finance competitive awards and scholarships for mason apprentices, and bring educational presentations to members.
mindful Materials. mindful MATERIALS is not another certification. mindful MATERIALS is an open-source data platform with aggregated human health and environmental information from leading manufacturers, vetted by experts passionate about making it easier to make informed product choices.
MITA. The Masonry Industry Training Association promotes masonry as a career and teaches masonry skills in partnership with high schools and colleges. Students gain a head start in a rewarding career, and potential employers can draw from a better equipped pool of candidates.
PCSC. The Producers' Council of Southern California has been serving the twelve local AIA Chapters since 1931. The PCSC selects a Liaison to serve each Chapter office and coordinate efforts to provide meaningful resources. As an AIA/CES Registered Provider, members provide a wide variety of presentations and events offering opportunities for AIA members to receive credits while enhancing knowledge and skills.
TMS. The Masonry Society is an international gathering of people interested in the art and science of masonry. TMS is a professional, technical, and educational association dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on masonry. Members are design engineers, architects, builders, researchers, educators, building officials, material suppliers, manufacturers, and others who want to contribute to and benefit from the global pool of knowledge on masonry.
USGBC. The U.S. Green Building Council® is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED® ProfessionalsTM, USGBC® is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students. USGBC is the developer of the LEED green building certification program and the convenor of the Greenbuild® International Conference & Expo.