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Associations - Architecture
American Institute of Architects(AIA)
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. The AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society. We carry out our goal through advocacy, information, and community.

Associations - Coating/Finishing
American Galvanizers Association (AGA)
The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of fabricators, architects, specifiers, and engineers, providing technical support on today’s innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control. The AGA maintains a large technical library, provides multimedia seminars, and offers a toll-free technical support hotline to assist specifiers in North America.

National Metal Finishing Resource Center (NMFRC)
The National Metal Finishing Resource Center (NMFRC) is an Internet-based organization which was established in 1995 under a program jointly funded by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Environmental Protection Agency. The NMFRC is the most comprehensive environmental, technical, and pollution prevention metal finishing resource available worldwide.

Associations - Contractors
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC serves our nation's construction professionals by promoting the skill, integrity and responsibility of those who build America.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 77 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with two million employees. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

Associations - Rigging/Erecting
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,300 members from 43 nations. Our members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental.

Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA)
The SEAA is the largest non-profit trade organization of its kind for steel erectors, bringing members access to the industry's most essential technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools, and many other exclusive member benefits.

Associations - Steel/Miscellaneous Metals
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association that serves the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.

American Welding Society (AWS)
The mission of the American Welding Society is to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.

National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA)
The National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association was formed in 1958 to serve the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry. Today we have over 1,000 members across the U.S. and in over a dozen foreign countries. Our members produce the full spectrum of ornamental and miscellaneous metalwork, ranging from railings to driveway gates, and from sculpture to light structural steel.

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
The AISI promotes steel as the material of choice and works to enhance the competitiveness of the North American steel industry and its member Companies.

Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)
The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization that advances the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel. AIST membership includes iron and steel producers, suppliers, academics and students.

World Steel Association
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel acts as the focal point for the steel industry, providing global leadership on all major strategic issues affecting the industry, particularly focusing on economic, environmental and social sustainability. It assists its members to develop the market for steel. worldsteel promotes a zero-accident working environment for steel industry employees and contractors.

Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust
IMPACT is a labor management partnership designed to provide a forum for Ironworker Local Unions and their Signatory Contractors to address mutual concerns and encourage reasonable balanced solutions. IMPACT’s regional and national programs extend this approach, creating a national labor-management network, which promotes discussion of issues affecting the industry as a whole and enables the creation of effective strategies for resolving concerns to create opportunities for the union ironworking industry.

Codes and Standards
Construction Safety Council (CSC)
The Construction Safety Council was founded in 1989 as a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of safety and health interests in the field of construction throughout the world.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.

American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM International)
ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.

LEED Green Building Rating System
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is the National benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings, and provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Fun Links
A History of Welding and Braising
A review of Welding and Braising from Ancient Times to the Modern

What is Steel?
Overview of Steel

What is Fabrication?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabric ...
Overview of Fabrication

Industry Publications
Modern Steel Construction (MSC)
Modern Steel Construction is the official publication of the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. MSC brings its readership in-depth information on the newest and most advanced uses of structural steel in buildings and bridges by focusing on innovative and cost-effective steel designs and the products that help bring them to life. MSC is the only magazine in the United States devoted exclusively to the design and construction of steel-framed structures.

American Metal Market
This online resource provides up to date information about the world metal markets including pricing. This is the daily online newspaper for the metals and recycling industries.

Engineering News Record
This site provides the business and technical news for anyone making a living in or from the construction industry. Site covers major projects, technological achievements, business conditions, markets, finance, costs, legislation, government, management, labor, construction methods, equipment and materials and weekly news.

Metalworking Insiders Report
http://www.metalworkinginsider.info ...
The METALWORKING INSIDERS' REPORT newsletter is the authoritative voice on the worldwide business of metalworking. It's a must-read for executives who depend on timely industry intelligence.

Practical Welding Today®
http://www.fma-communications.com/P ...
Practical Welding Today features the top-quality hands-on information, real-world applications, and down-to-earth advice for welders. No other welding magazine fills the need for this kind of practical information.

Iron & Steel Technology
http://www.aist.org/magazine/previe ...
Iron & Steel Technology is the premier technical journal for metallurgical, engineering, operating and maintenance personnel in the North American iron and steel industry. As the official monthly publication of AIST, Iron & Steel Technology is the most comprehensive and widely circulated journal available today, dedicated to providing its readers with the latest information on breakthroughs and trends in equipment, processes and operating practices in the international iron and steelmaking industry.

The Fabricator
The FABRICATOR® is North America's leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry. The magazine delivers the news, technical articles, and case histories that enable fabricators to do their jobs more efficiently. The FABRICATOR has served the industry since 1971.

Welding Journal
http://www.aws.org/w/a/wj/index.htm ...
Each month the WELDING JOURNAL delivers news of the welding and metal fabricating industry. Stay informed on the latest products, trends, technology and events via in-depth articles, full-color photos and illustrations, and timely, cost-saving advice. Also featured are articles and supplements on related activities, such as testing and inspection, maintenance and repair, design, training, personal safety and brazing and soldering.

Modern Metals
An online magazine dedicated to metalworking professionals including service centers, OEMs, and fabricators containing unbiased coverage of competing metal processes and industry trends. Includes Industry Guides and Trade & Professional Association Directory.

Modern Machine Shop
The magazine for the metalworking industry, MMS's mission is improve and expand manufacturing by connecting the buyers and sellers of metalworking technology. Includes Machining Centers, Cutting Tools, Grinding, Turning, EDM, CAD/CAM, CNC/DNC, Shop Management, Workholding/Handling, Measurement & Quality, Die/Mold Machining, High Speed Machining,etc.

Architect is a monthly magazine that provides the practicing architect with vital business tips, design inspiration, plus ideas for skill development and practice management. Architect provides a complete suite of information services for the 21st century architect. With breaking news, savvy business tips, and state of the art design inspiration, Architect is the place to go for professional success.

environmental design + construction (ED+C)
ED+C is the premier source for integrated high-performance building, is dedicated to efficient and sustainable design and construction. Since 1997, ED+C has supported, and will continue to support, the progressive architect, designer, specifying engineer and building developer to enhance the sustainability of new and existing buildings.

Information / Specifications
The purpose of the 4specs website is to provide commercial specifiers and production architects and engineers with fast access to the design information they need from manufacturers' websites.

ARCAT provides information on building materials for architects, spec writers, engineers and contractors. Including 10,500 manufacturers with thousands of their CAD details, specifications, BIM families, wizards, links to every website and other information. This data assists professionals in making informed product selections.

Steelonthenet .com
Information, contacts & expert support for steel industry professionals.


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