Professional Organizations

The organizations listed below are affiliated with our program and/or the contruction industry. They support our program directly through affiliations with student clubs, scholarship opportunities, seminars, and competitions.

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

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The mission of ACCE is to be a leading global advocate of quality construction education; and to promote, support, and accredit quality construction education programs.

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American Institute of Constructors (AIC)

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AIC is an organization established to help individual construction practitioners achieve the professional status they deserve. The Institute is the constructor's counterpart of professional organizations found in architecture, engineering, law and other fields.

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing all specialties within the U.S. construction industry. ABC was founded in 1950 to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders.

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he Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the voice of the construction industry, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry related companies dedicated to skill, integrity, and responsibility.

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Associated Schools of Construction (ASC)

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The Associated Schools of Construction is the professional association for the development and advancement of construction education, where the sharing of ideas and knowledge inspires, guides and promotes excellence in curricula, teaching, research and service.

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Construction Employers' Association (CEA)

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The Construction Employers' Association (CEA) is comprised of over 100 of the premier unionized contractors (primarily commercial and industrial general contractors) who perform building construction work in Northern California. Our membership base performs over $10 billion in public and private construction volume annually. CEA is the only organization whose sole purpose is to protect and promote the interests of the unionized commercial building construction industry in Northern California. Our effectiveness as an organization is due in large part to the active interest and involvement of the owners and principals of member firms. CEA's membership roster is a veritable list of "Who's Who in the Northern California Building Construction Industry."

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Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

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CMAA - Advancing Professional Construction and Program Management Worldwide.

  • “The Mission of CMAA is to promote the profession of Construction Management and the use of qualified Construction Managers on capital projects and programs.”
  • The Vision of CMAA is “to be the recognized authority in the management of the construction process.”

Benefits of Student Membership:

  • Exposure to firms interested in internship and mentoring programs
  • Ability to survey future employers
  • Education sessions shed light on every day challenges you will face as CM practitioner
  • Scholarship Money!!

Student Chapter Benefits

  • Source of information on what is happening in the industry.
  • A means of building a network of contacts in the industry.
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships
  • Educational seminars for free

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Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is a membership organization founded in 1993 to advocate and advance single source project delivery within the design and construction community. The design-build method of project delivery embraces architecture/ engineering and construction services under a single contract, thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor.

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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)

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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves the unique needs of approximately 2,300 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service. We do this by providing our members with high-quality educational materials and programs to help them attain the highest level of managerial and technical expertise.

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National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

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NAHB is an association whose mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. Chief among NAHB’s goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. As "the voice of America’s housing industry," NAHB helps promote policies that will keep housing a national priority.

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Retail Contractors Association (RCA)

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The Retail Contractors Association is a national organization of high caliber retail contractors united to provide a solid foundation of ethics, quality and professionalism within the retail construction industry.

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