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» Trade Associations and Professional Societies


American Arbitration Association
150 N. Michigan Avenue, #3050
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 616-6560


American Coatings Association
1500 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 462-6272


American Council of Engineering Companies
1015 15th Street, N.W., 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005-2605
(202) 347-7474


American Conference of Governmental
Industrial Hygienists, Inc.
1330 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
(513) 742-2020

ACI International

American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Drive
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331-3439
(248) 848-3700 or


American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(800) 227-5558


American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
1667 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 457-0480


The Associated General Contractors of America
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, Virginia 22201
(703) 548-3118


American Industrial Hygiene Association
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 777
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
(703) 849-8888


American Institute of Steel Construction
130 East Randolph Street, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6219
(312) 670-2400


American Iron and Steel Institute
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 452-7100


Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
1620 I Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 331-2820


American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191
(800) 548-2723


Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
1401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1225
Arlington, Virginia 22209
(703) 812-9505


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Two Park Avenue
New York, New York 10016-5990
(800) 843-2763


The American Society for Nondestructive Testing
1711 Arlingate Lane
Columbus, Ohio 43228-0518
(800) 222-2768


Air & Waste Management Association
Multiple Sections and Chapters
For more information and to find your local Chapter, visit:


American Welding Society
8669 NW 36 Street, #130
Miami, Florida 33166-6672
(800) 443-9353


American Water Works Association
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80235
(303) 794-7711


The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
1055 Crupper Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 888-8320


Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
933 North Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4758
(847) 517-1200


Construction Safety Council
4415 West Harrison Street, Suite 404
Hillside, Illinois 60162
(800) 552-7744


The Construction Specifications Institute
110 South Union Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(800) 689-2900


Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association
P.O. Box 19206
Golden, Colorado 80402
(205) 402-8700


Factory Mutual Engineering Corporation
1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Norwood, Massachusetts 02062-5001
(781) 762-4300


National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471
(800) 344-3555


National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(888) 285-6773


Portland Cement Association
5420 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, Illinois 60077-1083
(847) 966-6200


Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
3927 Old Lee Highway, #101B
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
(800) 523-6154


The Society for Protective Coatings
800 Trumbull Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
(412) 281-2331


Steel Tank Institute
944 Donata Court
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047
(847) 438-8265


Valve Manufacturers Association of America
1050 17th Street, N.W., Suite 280
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 331-8105


Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1994
(800) 666-0206


The Welding Research Council
P.O. Box 201547
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
(216) 658-3847


Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association
540 Fort Evans Road, Suite 304
Leesburg, Virginia 20176-3379
(703) 444-1777

» Building Codes

American Concrete Institute - ACI 318

Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary
This code is published by the American Concrete Institute. This code provides minimum requirements for the materials, design, and detailing of structural concrete buildings.

American Concrete Institute

American Concrete Institute - ACI 350

Code Requirements for Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures
This code is published by the American Concrete Institute. The code portion of this document covers the structural design, materials selection, and construction of environmental engineering concrete structures. 

American Concrete Institute

American Concrete Institute - ACI 376

Code Requirements for Design and Construction of Concrete Structures for Containment of Refrigerated Liquefied Gases
This code is published by the American Concrete Institute. This code provides minimum requirements for design and construction of reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures for the storage and containment of refrigerated liquefied gases.

American Concrete Institute

American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE 7

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
This Standard is published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. This Standard provides requirements for general structural design and includes means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, and earthquake loads, as well as their combinations, which are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents.

American Society of Civil Engineers

International Code Council - ICC

The International Code Council develops model codes and standards which are used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable and resilient structures.

500 New Jersey Avenue, NW 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
(888) 422-7233

National Fire Protection Association - NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

Published by the National Fire Protection Association. The NEC is a benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection.

1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471
(800) 344-3555

Additional state and local regulatory Building Codes are also referenced as necessary.

» Government Agencies

Bureau of Reclamation

1849 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20240-0001

Department of the Interior

1849 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20240


Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210


Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20460




Federal Aviation Administration
Department of Transportation
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20591
(866) 835-5322

Federal Specs

General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20405
(800) 488-3111


U.S. Food & Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993
(888) 463-6332

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027
(800) 232-4636

United States Army

Corps of Engineers
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180-6199
(601) 636-3111
US Army Corps of Engineers

» Other Information Sources

American Institute of Steel Construction Manual

This manual for the design, fabrication and erection of structural steel for buildings is published by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

130 East Randolph Street, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6219
(312) 670-2400

Standard Forms of Agreement - EJCDC

The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee develops and periodically updates the standard documents for contractual relations between parties involved in a construction project. Sale of the documents is made through ASCE, CEC, CSI, and NSPE.

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program - NEHRP

Established by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, Public Law 95-124, bringing many different efforts together into a cohesive national program in order to reduce the risks to life and property within the US from future earthquake.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST is designated by Congress as the Lead Agencey for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). This Office supports the NEHRP Secretariat Office, which coordinates the NEHRP research and implementation activities for the four NEHRP agencies which are the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), NIST, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the US Geological Survey (USGS).

100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899
(301) 975-6478

The following organizations are also part of NIST:

Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA

500 C Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20472
(202) 646-2500

National Science Foundation - NSF

4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230
(703) 292-5111

US Geological Survey - USGS

National Earthquake Information Center - NEIC

Box 25046 MS 966
Denver Federal Center
Denver, Colorado 802225-0046
(303) 273-8500
National Earthquake Information Center