Industry Resources


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

American Academy of Environmental Engineers
Contains catalogues, directories and articles on environmental issues

American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)
Publications, seminars and business resources for engineers

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

American Society of Professional Estimators
Provides education, seminars, fellowships and certification

American Subcontractors Association (ASA)
Represents subcontractors and specialty trade contractors

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

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

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

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

Construction Industry Institute
Research consortium to advance the capital projects industry

Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association (MECA)
Provides an advantage to its members' operations and bottom line through communication, education and legislation

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

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

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

National Roofing Contractors Association
Preserve and promote the art of roofing application




CostPoint is a sophisticated project and financial accounting tool for construction companies.

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

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.

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

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.

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:

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

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.



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

Architectural and engineering information
Business-to-business collaboration and e-commerce services for everyone in the building industry

F.W. Dodge
Provides project information used by construction industry

Institute for Research in Construction (IRC)
Provides research, building code development and materials evaluation services in Canada

Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA)
Electronic newsletter covering most industry sectors

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

R.S. Means
Resource for cost estimating and management issues

Surety Information Office (SIO)
Information source for surety bond industry news and trends

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Largest industrial buying and specifying guide on the internet