Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association (AGA) represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. Today, more than 68 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the nation receive their reliable, affordable supplies of natural gas from AGA members—and natural gas meets almost a quarter of America’s energy needs.
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 17 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.4 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.8 million jobs and contributes $227.6 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.
BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.
Koffel Associates is a fire protection engineering design and code consulting firm, recognized as an expert in the fire protection and life safety aspects of codes and standards. Koffel provides consulting; engineering design & construction administration; codes & standards development; seminar development & training; product testing & evaluation / representation; and litigation support to public and private clients worldwide. Since 1986, Koffel Associates’ team of industry leaders and staff—fire protection engineers; registered engineers; NICET-certified technicians; code officials; and authorized National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Code Council (ICC) trainers—have met the design and consulting needs of its clients.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily.
Since it was founded in the early 1940s, NAHB has served as the voice of America’s housing industry. We work to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent.
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive.
NTA is nationally recognized and IAS accredited for testing, inspection and certification. With unparalleled personal attention to detail during each phase of every project, from testing and inspection through certification, combined with quality auditors located throughout the country, we can meet the needs of all clients, no matter how challenging the product or environment. Whether you need Engineering, Plan Review, Inspection, Certification, Testing or Expert Witness Services, NTA can help. We are also accredited by the SCC – for specific subject areas as identified in our scope of accreditation – for Canada.
The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is an industry funded initiative established to promote the economic and environmental benefits of softwood lumber products in residential and non-residential construction. Programs and initiatives such as reThink Wood and WoodWorks are supported financial by the SLB with a focus on increasing the demand for appearance and softwood lumber products in the United States.
Using wood obtained through sustainable forestry practices in green building applications promotes a healthy environment and a strong economy. The softwood lumber industry is an important job creator and supports hundreds of local communities, many of them rural.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 93 percent of U.S. cement production capacity with facilities in all 50 states. PCA promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.