Architecture and Related Resources

AIA (national)
Member services; job openings and resumes; calendar of conferences and events; honors and awards announcements; links to Dodge Reports; election and business meeting information; news; continuing education information and transcripts; online learning opportunities; professional interest areas; Architect Finder database; membership information; books, CD-ROMs and videos at the Learning Source; online ideas exchange with fellow members. The American Institute of Architects will be celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2007. Read about its 150 years of service to the profession and the nation as well as events to celebrate this anniversary.

AIA Trust
A clearinghouse for financial and insurance services provided to AIA members, including health insurance, disability, life, retirement, business owners protection, mortgage and auto insurance; small firm professional liability program.

American Society of Interior Designers
Regreen (ASID and USGBC)

American Arbitration Association
A comprehensive site for up-to-the-minute information about mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution; information on education and training resources, events and publications.

American Architectural Foundation
Information on grants and scholarship opportunities; comprehensive overview of education programs and resources; links to the Mayor's Institute on City Design and the Octagon Museum.

American Subcontractors Association
The professional construction subcontractor's online portal to advocacy, leadership, ASA Chapters, networking and education.

American National Standards Institute
The private, non-profit membership organization that facilitates voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems; information on the ANSI Federation and the latest national and international standards-related activities.

American Planning Association
Access to periodicals, newsletters and research articles; career opportunities; consultants database; AICP certification exam information; news; membership directory; programs and services.

American Society of Architectural Illustrators
Directory of architectural renderers; online newsletter; membership information; annual convention dates; Architecture in Perspective.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
Links to chapters throughout the world; news; directory of providers of services and equipment; technical resources including bookstore and industry directory; activities, meetings and information on technical committees and continuing education.

American Society of Interior Designers
Continuing education; government affairs; events; membership information; members-only services, message board and live discussion groups; designer referral service; awards.

American Society of Landscape Architects
News; annual awards call for entries; access to software and books; LARE exam review courses; ASLA CADdetails; member firms; career opportunities; continuing education information; annual meeting and expo information.

Arquitectos - The Society of Hispanic Professional Architects
The Society of Hispanic Professional Architects Information on events, opportunities, related links, the history of Arquitectos.

Associated General Contractors of America
An organization that promotes the hiring of qualified general contractors and the use of the latest technology; Web site advocates building the best quality projects for public and private owners.

Association for Preservation Technology
A multidisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the application of technology to the conservation of the built environment; site offers access to an international network, up-to-date historic preservation technology, and technical publications.

Building Owners and Managers Association International
Forum for real estate industry professionals; access to comprehensive industry research and office building performance data; events; publications, products and services, including the Standard Method of Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings.

Construction Management Association of America
Site offers a searchable database of construction managers; Professional Practice Corner with suggestions for how to make your project run better; online discussion forums; national conference registration; information on CM certification.

Construction Specifications Institute
Technical information and products; details on certification, individual chapters, and publications; database of certified professionals; events, exhibits, educational programs (earn LUs) and tours.

Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat
An international non-profit organization sponsored by architectural, engineering, planning, and construction professionals, established to facilitate professional exchanges among those involved in all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operation of tall buildings and the urban habitat.

Design-Build Institute of America
Course offerings and upcoming conferences nationwide; past issues of newsletter; membership directory; news; membership information and publications.

International Code Council
The International Code Council was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. ICC offers design professionals seminars that assist in maintaining licensure.

International Association of Lighting Designers
Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.

International Interior Design Association
Networking and educational opportunities; trade shows and events; competition entry forms and Images of work; list of conferences and educational events; legislative news; membership information; publications for review and purchase; bulletin board.

National Organization of Minority Architects
Information on events and local chapters; job listings; competitions; related links; the history of the organization.

Preservation Directory
An online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States and Canada.

Society for Design Administration
Advances and promotes educational and professional standards of design firm administrative personnel; networking opportunities; continuing education; certification, career support and employment opportunities; information on national events, local chapters, papers and publications.

Society for Marketing Professional Services
Represents professional marketers who work in the A/E/C industry; job postings; national marketing conference and certification exam; Foundation's Research Project; annual Marketing Communications Awards Program winners; upcoming chapter events across the nation; online continuing education.

Society of Architectural Historians
Site serving scholars, professionals in allied fields and the general public; information on forums, publications, study tours of significant buildings and sites; membership and journal subscription information; local chapters, related organizations and activities; annual meeting information; dissertations underway.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Architects
Information on events, opportunities, related links, the history of Arquitectos.

USGBC
USGBC's national members are organizations, corporations and institutions across the globe. Any organization that shares our goal of a more sustainable built environment should join the USGBC community.

AIA Competitions
Schedules and eligibility and submission criteria for the honors and awards programs.

Design Intelligence
The Design Futures Council's monthly "Report on the Future" and the repository of timely articles, original research, and industry news.

Electronic Blue Book of Building and Construction
Online version of the industry's leading source for regional construction information; more than 800,000 listings and 46,000 display ads; company profiles and Web links.

FWDodge.com
A searchable database of over 500,000 construction projects nationwide. Bid alert services, digital blueprints, detailed projects specifications, bid tracking.

US General Services Administration
One-stop Web site for up-to-date information on the GSA, the agency that provides all other federal agencies with workspaces, products, and services.

McGraw-Hill Companies' Information Group
Portal to McGraw-Hill's family of Web sites, includes interactive online cost estimating and project collaboration.

Merchandise Mart
Descriptions of and links to trade shows (including NeoCon), related properties, popular consumer events, and exhibitor information.

R.S. Means
Site of North America's leading supplier of up-to-date, accurate construction cost information, electronic cost databases and software, construction estimating and facilities management seminars, reference books and consulting services; online construction dictionary.

Stoneinfo.com
Resource of stone suppliers from around the world; technical center; companies and products

Sweets.com
Over 16,000 searchable pages of industry and product information, specs and drawings on over 25,00 building products and built-in RFQ/RFP functions.

Technical Preservation Services for Historic Buildings
Helps homeowners, preservation professionals, organizations and government agencies preserve and protect this nation's heritage by providing guidance publications, videos and this Web site on preserving, restoring and rehabilitating historic buildings; links to related programs and national organizations; information on grants and tax credits.