Industry Resources



Associations
 

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
Provides service and information via manuals, software and government relations
www.acca.org


American Academy of Environmental Engineers
Contains catalogues, directories and articles on environmental issues
www.aaee.net


American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)
Publications, seminars and business resources for engineers
www.acec.org


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Offers educational opportunities, publications, meetings and government relations
www.aia.org


American Society of Professional Estimators
Provides education, seminars, fellowships and certification
www.aspenational.com


American Subcontractors Association (ASA)
Represents subcontractors and specialty trade contractors
www.asaonline.com


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Building technology, labor issues, education, structural design and regulatory affairs
National Chapter - www.abc.org


Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Information on proposed legislation, regulations and industry trends
National Chapter - www.agc.org


Building Owners & Manufacturers Association (BOMA)
Monitors and lobbies pertinent legislation, regulatory codes and standards and provides continuing education programs
www.boma.org


Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
Unites and provides information and educational programs to those who have financial responsibilities in the construction industry
www.cfma.org


Construction Industry Institute
Research consortium to advance the capital projects industry
www.construction-institute.org


Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association (MECA)
Provides an advantage to its members' operations and bottom line through communication, education and legislation
www.meca-network.org


Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
Represents companies engaged in the installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and process piping systems
www.mcaa.org


National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
Represents owners, managers and employees of electrical contracting companies
www.necanet.org


National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA)
Represents the paint and paint coatings industry before federal, state and local governments - air quality legislation
www.paint.org


National Roofing Contractors Association
Preserve and promote the art of roofing application
www.roofonline.org

 

 

Software



Deltek
CostPoint is a sophisticated project and financial accounting tool for construction companies.
www.deltek.com


Dexter + Chaney
Forefront Construction Management Software consists of integrated construction accounting, project management, document imaging, human resources tools, and more.
www.dexterchaney.com


Foundation Software
Foundation is a construction job cost accounting system featuring specialized functions for labor intensive contractors to improve their accounting, job-costing and overall financial management.
www.foundationsoft.com


Geac
The StarBuilder suite of software solutions integrates job cost accounting, standard and web-enabled project management, service management, executive information, and estimating.
www.construction.geac.com


Intuit
The Master Builder is a fully integrated construction management software linking estimating, production, accounting, and analysis. QuickBooks Pro is a financial management tool with customization options to help boost efficiency and accuracy in organizing company, customer, and tax information.
www.intuit.com


Best Software
Best Software as a developer and supporter of automated business management solutions with a wide range of front office and back office solutions -including accounting, human resources, payroll, fixed asset management, customer relationship management, and e-commerce software- for small and mid-sized companies do business in today's marketplace:
www.bestsoftware.com


Peachtree
Peachtree combines comprehensive business management tools with professional accounting basics in a flexible, user-friendly format.
www.peachtree.com


Timberline Software
Timberline Accounting is part of an integrated collection of accounting software designed specifically for construction and real estate to automate, streamline, and extend financial control.
www.timberline.com


 

Other
 

Architecture Engineering Construction Information
Provides information on building products, software/hardware and government regulations
www.aecinfo.com


Bricsnet
Architectural and engineering information
www.bricsnet.com


Buzzsaw.com
Business-to-business collaboration and e-commerce services for everyone in the building industry
www.buzzsaw.com


F.W. Dodge
Provides project information used by construction industry
www.fwdodge.com


Institute for Research in Construction (IRC)
Provides research, building code development and materials evaluation services in Canada
http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/irccontents.html


Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA)
Electronic newsletter covering most industry sectors
www.ioma.com


National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP)
Offer seminars, schools, videos and publications
www.nasbp.org


R.S. Means
Resource for cost estimating and management issues
www.rsmeans.com


Surety Information Office (SIO)
Information source for surety bond industry news and trends
www.sio.org


Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Largest industrial buying and specifying guide on the internet
www.thomasregister.com