Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing mason contractors. The MCAA is committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry by providing continuing education, advocating fair codes and standards, fostering a safe work environment, recruiting future manpower, and marketing the benefits of masonry materials.
Phone: 800-536-2225 • www.masoncontractors.org
CLICK HERE for a List of MCAA Educational Webinars
AIA Wisconsin: A Society of The American Institute of Architects
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, AIA Wisconsin is the statewide society of The American Institute of Architects. With over 1,400 members, AIA Wisconsin represents architects in private practice, business, industry, government and education, as well as interns, allied professionals and students. Its mission is to serve members, advance their value and improve the quality of our built environment.
Phone: 608-257-8477 • www.aiaw.org
The Brick Industry - Heartland Region
Heartland Brick (a.k.a. the Heartland Region of The Brick Industry Association, formerly Heartland Brick Council) is a not-for-profit association of Midwest clay brick manufacturers. Like most industry associations we market and support our products in various ways and serve as a gateway to the industry as a whole. Heartland Brick has a particular interest in communities, which is the foundation for our program of free community planning assistance.
Phone: 866-644-1293 • www.heartlandbrick.org
Construction Specifiers Institute (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.
Phone: 414-962-4638 • www.csinet.org
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), established in 1918, is the national trade association representing the concrete masonry industry. The Association is involved in a broad range of technical, research, marketing, government relations and communications activities.
NCMA is an association of producers of concrete masonry products, and suppliers of products and services related to the industry. NCMA offers a variety of technical services and design aids through publications, computer programs, slide presentations and technical training.
Phone: 703-713-1900 • www.ncma.org
MasonrySystems.org is the brainchild of the Masonry Executives Council (MEC), a coalition of professionals from more than two dozen masonry associations. Their goal is to provide a unified source of inspiration and information about masonry design and construction. By working together, they're striving to make it easier for architects, engineers, developers, school boards, and city officials to choose to use masonry for their buildings.
Phone: 800-536-2225 • www.MasonrySystems.org
Portland Cement Company
Founded in 1916, the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs.
Where cement and concrete are concerned, so is the Portland Cement Association: in manufacturing, in raising the quality of construction, in improving our product and its uses, in contributing to a better environment. In practice, this mandate means well-rounded programs of market development, education, research, technical services, and government affairs on behalf of PCA members-cement companies in the United States and Canada.
Phone: 847-966-6200 • www.cement.org
The American Concrete Institute (ACI)
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
Phone: 248-848-3700 • www.concrete.org
Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards
MACS is a member-based association that consists of masonry-related industry professionals whose goal is to ensure fair and equitable representation of masonry materials and practices in today’s building codes and standards.
Phone: 703-713-1900 • www.masonryalliance.org
BIM is an acronym that stands for an object, a "building information model" and also a process for creating and using that object, "building information modeling". The BIM model provides a digital representation of the building, so that the modeling and analysis tools used by architects, engineers, constructors, managers and owners can read from and write to the same information source.
BIM is expanding quickly within the construction industry worldwide. However, the masonry industry is not well represented. Therefore, there is a need to develop BIM tools for masonry to maintain market share. With that intent, an Initiative was formed in 2012 specifically to advance BIM for masonry.