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Industry Affiliations and Partnerships
The American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the accrediting agency for 4-year baccalaureate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology, and as the accrediting agency for two-year associate-degree programs of a like nature.
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) is the nation’s largest and oldest construction trade association, established in 1918 after a request by President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson recognized the construction industry’s national importance and desired a partner with which the government could discuss and plan for the advancement of the nation. AGC has been fulfilling that mission for the last 80 years.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is the leading professional body worldwide for managers in construction. For almost 170 years the Institute has pioneered the way in establishing, promoting and maintaining standards of excellence in the construction industry, and now sets the pace on a global scale for the education and professionalism of those who manage the construction of the built environment.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was founded in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1955. Since its founding, NAWIC has grown to a membership of 6,500 with more than 200 chapters in 47 U.S. States and in three Canadian provinces. On a more global scale, NAWIC has signed International Affiliation Agreements with NAWIC-Australia, New Zealand, and another with South African Women in Construction (SAWiC). In its 45 years of service to its membership, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled trades.
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, a dedicated group of public and private sector organizations proposed the establishment of an “association of associations and agencies,” a partnership, to collaborate on issues related to the security of the nation’s built environment. The name of this organization is The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP).
Since 1913, The Blue Book of Building & Construction has provided the industry’s most comprehensive database of regional, categorized construction information. With over 1,000,000 pre-qualified company listings, it is the most accurate, up-to-date source of contractors, suppliers and service providers working within the building and construction industry. This year, over 600,000 copies of The Blue Book will be distributed – free of charge – to buyers and specifiers of construction related products and services throughout the U.S.
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the only engineering society that represents individual engineering professionals and licensed engineers (PEs) across all disciplines.