Navigate through our curated list of valuable resources and industry-related links, designed to keep you informed and connected in the world of construction.
Door and Hardware Institute
The Door and Hardware Institute is a professional organization that serves the North American marketplace as the advocate and primary resource for information, professional development and certification resource for the architectural openings industry with a focus on the channels of distribution.
Construction Specifications Institute
The Institute provides technical information and products, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to enhance communication among all disciplines of nonresidential building design and construction and to meet the industry’s need for a common system of organizing and presenting construction information.
The Reference Library
The Reference Library has grown from the need for up-to-date product and code information in the construction industry. TRL has over 1,600 manufacturer catalogs, 7,700 references logged into a computerized data base, code books, a myriad of product samples and a Box Lunch Bureau program. Puzzled about what you want or need? Know what you need but can’t find it? The Reference Library is your source!
National Fire Protection Agency
A worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.
International Code Council
The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. ( BOCA ), International Conference of Building Officials ( ICBO ), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. ( SBCCI ). The mission of the International Code Council is to promulgate a comprehensive and compatible regulatory system for the built environment, through consistent performance-based regulations that are effective, efficient and meet government, industry and public needs.
American National Standards Institute
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. The Institute’s mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association
(BHMA) is the trade association for North American manufacturers of commercial builders hardware. Founded in 1925, BHMA currently authors 30 ANSI/BHMA standards in the builder’s hardware category. In addition, BHMA is involved in international standards, code and life safety regulations and other activities that specifically impact builders hardware.
Architectural Woodwork Institute
AWI promotes the value of architectural woodwork and educates the industry on the highest quality standards. AWI produces a set of quality standards for architectural woodworking containing technical and design illustrations. The Quality Standards Manual covers architectural woodwork from raw lumber and veneers all the way through factory finished and installed product and includes sections on Cabinetry, Ornamental Woodwork, Flush Doors, and Installation.
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