Commercial Construction Industry Organizations
Bob Moore Construction Company has provided the following information about the leading commercial construction industry trade organizations.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a nonprofit technical and educational society organized in 1904 and is one of the world's leading authorities on concrete technology. ACI is a forum for the discussion of all matters related to concrete and the development of solutions to problems. The standards for concrete and tilt-up construction developed by ACI are used by real estate developers, architects and commercial construction companies across the United States.
The Association of General Contractors (AGC) is America's oldest and largest construction industry trade association. The AGC coordinates with OSHA, EPA and other government agencies on regulations, lobby politicians to influence legislation and participate in judicial actions that affect the industry. Local AGC chapters work to improve jobsite safety, standardize permitting and other regulatory requirements throughout their areas and improve the performance of their region's commercial construction companies through education and a commitment to greater standards.
The Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA) is the leading trade organization in the industry for tilt-up construction. Founded in 1986 by a group of construction companies, professionals and manufacturers, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association works to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as construction companies' preferred method for commercial concrete construction. Unlike the other trade organizations, TCA supports commercial construction companies almost exclusively as residental contractors typically don't use tilt-up construction to build houses.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. 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.