Associations

American Society of Concrete Contractors

The American Society of Concrete Contractors was formed by and for concrete contractors and others who provide services and goods to the industry. It is a powerful organization of contractors who share the same goals – to improve their businesses and their roles as contractors. Members include contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and other professionals. There are over 500 member companies in the U.S. and abroad. ASCC seeks to be the voice of the concrete contractor, serving as a collective instrument to give them a stronger presence in the construction industry. ASCC is committed to helping members enhance the quality of their construction and their businesses. Contractors become better equipped to improve all aspects of their performance with the help of valuable information and member interaction. The Decorative Concrete Council advances the quality and use of decorative concrete systems. The Manufacturers Advisory Board counsels the ASCC on how to enhance the interaction between manufacturers, service providers and the contractor members. The Safety and Risk Management Council provides publications and other resources to make ASCC contractors the safest in the industry.

Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC's mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization 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 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, 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. Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Founded in 1920, The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is a professional engineering organization dedicated to connecting public decision makers to private sector companies and individuals in the architectural, engineering, construction and environmental disciplines. It is a dynamic group of more than 21,000 dedicated professionals who work to enhance our national security, and our nation’s facilities and infrastructure at home and abroad. Our mission: To promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and in related fields. Our vision: To be a premier global engineering organization leading the professional and personal growth of all members in support of military readiness and the development of solutions to national security challenges. Our values: Integrity, Patriotism, Public Service, National Security, Technical Competence, Excellence and Environmental Stewardship.