Explore these links to relevant building and construction and aluminum industry resources.
The Aluminum Association, Inc.
The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products, as well as suppliers to the industry.
The Aluminum Anodizers Council represents the interests of aluminum anodizers worldwide and is the principal trade organization for the anodizing industry in North America.
AAMA - American Architectural Manufacturers Association
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association: The window standard creator and your strong new business partner in the fenestration industry
The American Association of School Administrators: Their mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.
The Aluminum Extruders Council is an international association dedicated to helping manufacturers, engineers, architects and others to discover why aluminum extrusion is "the better material process for better products."
Now Bricsnet, the e-marketplace for the global building industry. Bricsnet is an integrated work-centric environment, where building professionals access industry information, buy and sell materials, obtain mission-critical software applications, and share project information.
The company that manufactures glass, including Low E, for the commercial and residential construction, specialty, and automotive glass markets.
The American Institute of Architects: The association for registered architects and the architectural profession.
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Aluminum Company Of America, Alcoa is a world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina.
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
Autodesk is the world's leading design and digital content creation resource. The company provides AutoCAD software and Internet portal services to help customers drive business through the power of design.
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials
Built on AutoCAD® 2005 software, Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2005 gives you the productivity of automated documentation, the efficiency of intelligent architectural objects, and the flexibility of file-based collaboration. You still have all the traditional drafting methods you're used to, so you can start using intelligent architectural objects at your own pace.
The Azon companies are world leaders in the technology for the manufacture of thermal barrier aluminum fenestration products.
The Building Codes Assistance Project is dedicated to assisting states in the development and implementation of statewide building energy codes. The value of energy efficiency in properly implemented construction standards is universally recognized as the easiest and most cost-effective way to help consumers save energy and money, make housing more affordable, and reduce air pollution. All of these benefits are difficult or impossible to capture if not taken into consideration at the time of construction.
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
International is a premier network of 19,000 commercial real estate professionals.
CSI - The Construction Specifications Institute
The Construction Specifications Institute: a national association of professional specifiers that provides technical and product information, continuing education, professional conferences, and construction product trade shows. CSI knowledge for creating and sustaining the built environment.
DBIA - Design-Build Institute of America
This web site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows.www.efficientwindows.org
EREN - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network (Dept. of Energy)
Fenestration Research and Development
Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL)'s Environmental Energy Technologies Division develops technology that uses, converts, and stores energy more efficiently and with less environmental impact, and studies the link between energy use and the environment.
A great starting place for finding the prominent glass associations and facts about glass.
GANA - Glass Association of North America
Glass Web Site
A great starting place for finding the prominent glass associations and facts about glass.
One of the world's largest manufacturers of float glass and fabricated glass products. You also should know that we manufacture and supply the automotive industry with a variety of exterior products.
ICC - International Code Council
BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI formally consolidated into a single, 50,000-member organization:ICC will provide world-class service to members and customers, and remains dedicated to public safety through the development of building safety and fire prevention codes.
The Insulating Glass Certification Council: A non-profit organization which sponsors and directs a program of periodic accelerated laboratory testing and unannounced plant inspections to insure continuing insulating glass performance through specified standards.
Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is a North American association of insulating glass manufacturers, suppliers of component materials and other industry-related professionals dedicated to upgrading product performance by promoting awareness of technological developments in the industry. IGMA provides the leadership required to assure the continued growth of the IG industry.
Kawneer North America offers architectural aluminum building products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Our comprehensive product line includes entrances, framing systems, windows and curtain wall systems. From thermal efficiency and sustainability to hurricane and blast resistance, Kawneer products are designed to optimize both aesthetics and performance.
McGraw-Hill Construction - Architectural Record
McGraw-Hill Construction - Engineering News Record
McGraw-Hill Construction - Dodge
The McGraw-Hill Construction Network for Products
The Building Code Compliance Office (BCCO) was created as an independent entity in 1991 to provide oversight guidance on Code related issues to all building departments in Miami-Dade County.
Municipal Code Corporation
Has more than 50 years experience publishing Codes of Ordinances for local governments. This includes original codification, and updating. Municipal Code Corporation is the leader in the ordinance codification industry because we are committed to customer service and dedicated to staying abreast of technology.
NFRC - National Fenestration Rating Council
The National Fenestration Rating Council: A non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door, and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects, designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities, and government agencies. NFRC provides consistent ratings on window, door, and skylight products.
NGA - National Glass Association
The National Glass Association: The largest trade association representing the flat (architectural and automotive) glass industry.
NIBS - National Institute of Building Sciences
PASourceNet Business Directory
The Business Resource Network provides Pennsylvania businesses with supplier and sales leads, international trade leads and other information as a courtesy to visitors and enrollees. It is offered as a convenient, concise, up-to-date, assistance tool for companies pursuing domestic and international interests.
This one-stop resource center for Pacific Gas & Electric provides studies on industry-related topics, e.g., daylighting.
Since 1883 PPG Industries, Inc. has been dedicated to providing innovative materials for manufacturing, construction, automotive, chemical processing and numerous other global industries.
PPG Industries is a leading global supplier of coatings, fiber glass, glass and chemicals. ndustrial Coatings is one of six PPG coatings businesses which also includes Packaging, Automotive OEM, Automotive Refinish, Aerospace and Architectural Coatings.
Rebuild America is a national network of public-private partnerships engaged in making energy-efficient improvements to their communities. Local action plans reduce energy costs, with savings used to modernize buildings and revitalize communities.
makes it easy to find articles covering the wide range of home building information.
Saflex® is a global business with manufacturing and sales throughout the world. Their plastic interlayer is used in laminated glass.
SCIP - Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice
The Safety Glazing Certification Council: A non-profit corporation, established in 1971 by manufacturers of safety glazing products, building code officials, and others concerned with public safety.
Southwall Technologies designs and produces thin film coatings that selectively absorb, reflect or transmit certain types of electromagnetic radiation. Proprietary manufacturing processes create thin films for a wide range of commercial applications — from transparent window insulation to anti-glare filters.
SPG - Special Projects Group (Architectural Builder's Hardware)
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty facts, in print, web links, gallery, news, poetry, questions from visitors to this site World's Greatest Statues.
Sweets.com is the construction industry’s premier construction and building product marketplace.
ThomasNet is the most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America where you can: • Place orders online • View and download millions of Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings • View thousands of online company catalogs and websites:
USGBC - US Green Building Council
Valspar - Industrial Coatings
Viracon offers the most complete range of high-performance architectural glass products available worldwide.