ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
Material standards, testing procedures, publications and online information.
Brick Industry Association – BIA
National association of brick manufacturers and distributors. Provides technical assistance to architects and designers, produces marketing materials for the industry and is actively involved in research and code development.
International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers – Local 1 of Oregon
Representing union bricklayers, tilesetters, pointer-cleaners-caulkers, marble masons, stone masons and terrazzo workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Site contains information on their apprenticeship training program, wages and benefits, safety training and more.
National Concrete Masonry Association – NCMA
The national association that represents the concrete masonry industry. Involved in technical, research, marketing and code development. Offers a variety of technical services, publications, computer programs and slide presentations.
Northwest Concrete Masonry Association – NWCMA
The association of concrete block manufacturers of the Pacific Northwest. Involved in promotion, marketing and research for the advancement of the masonry industry. Actively involved in code development.
Official Website of the Laborers’ Northwest Cooperation Fund. Cooperative Labor/Management Fund that advocates for the betterment of Laborers and their signatory contractors. Information on workforce development, market related legislation and general marketing strategies of importance to our industry.
Mason Contractors Association of America – MCAA
The national trade association for industry mason contractors. Actively promotes the interests of the industry through promotion, marketing and work force development. Involved in industry research and code development.
Masonry Industry Promotional Group
Promotion of the masonry industry in Eastern Washington, Idaho Panhandle and Montana.
Masonry Institute of America – MIA
Promotion, technical and research organization established to improve and extend the use of masonry.
Masonry Institute of Washington – MIW
Promotion of the masonry industry in Western Washington. Extensive library of technical resources for the masonry trade.
Information on the design and construction of Rumford Fireplaces.
Tile Council of America, Inc.
National association that promotes the proper design and installation of ceramic tile. Clearing house of technical information and actively involved in research and testing.
Western States Clay Products Association – WSCPA
Brick manufacturers association for the western United States. Develops technical information for the use of clay brick materials with special attention given to seismic issues. Involved in code development and clarification.