Appendix C
List: Trade Associations

This is a partial list of trade associations organized by the MasterFormat™ divisions with a link to the website. The list includes Canadian and U.S. references. The contact information can also be found through a search on the Internet or in the following sources:

  • National Master Specification (NMS)
  • Associations Canada – the Directory of Associations in Canada

Division 3

ACI   American Concrete Institute,

ACPA   American Concrete Pavement Association,

ACPA   American Concrete Pipe Association,

CAC   Cement Association of Canada,

CPCI   Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute,

CRSI   Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute,

NPCA   National Precast Concrete Association,

PCI   Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute,

Division 4

BIA   Brick Industry Association,

BSI   Natural Stone Institute,

CBAC   Clay Brick Association of Canada,

CMC   Canada Masonry Centre,

CMCA   Canadian Masonry Contractors Association,

NCMA   National Concrete Masonry Association,

Division 5

AA   Aluminum Association,

AWPA   American Wire Producers Association,

AWS   American Welding Society,

CISC   Canadian Institute of Steel Construction,

CSSBI   Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute,

NAAMM National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers,

Division 6

AHA   American Hardboard Association,

AITC   American Institute of Timber Construction,

AWI   Architectural Woodworking Institute,

AWMAC  Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada,

AWPA   American Wood Protection Association,

CPIA   Canadian Plastics Industry Association,

CWC   Canadian Wood Council,

FPS   Forest Product Society,

NHLA   National Hardwood Lumber Association,

OFIA   Ontario Forest Industries Association,

TPIC   Truss Plate Institute of Canada,

Division 7

AI   Asbestos Institute,

CRCA   Canadian Roofing Contractors’ Association,

EIMA   EIFS Industry Members Association,

TIAC   Thermal Insulation Association of Canada,

Division 8

AAMA   American Architectural Manufacturers Association,

AGMCA   Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association,

CSDMA   Canadian Steel Door Manufacturers Association,

GANA   Glass Association of North America,

NGA   National Glass Association,

WDMA   Windows & Door Manufacturers Association,

Division 9

AWCI   Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries International,

CPCA   Canadian Paint and Coatings Association,

NFCA   National Floor Covering Association,

TCAA   Tile Contractors Association of America,

TTMAC   Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada,

WACCA   Walls and Ceilings Contractors Association,

Division 23

AHRI   Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute,

AMCA   Air Movement and Control Association Inc.,

API   American Petroleum Institute,

CGA   Canadian Gas Association,

HRAI   Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada,

MCAC   Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada,

MSS   Manufacturers’ Standardization Society of Valve and Fittings Industry,

SMACNA Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association,

Division 26

CECA   Canadian Electrical Contractors Association,

EFC   Electro-Federation Canada,

IEEE   Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,

NEMA   National Electrical Manufacturers Association,

Division 28

CANASA  Canadian Security Association,

Division 32

AAPT   Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists,

Division 33

AWWA    American Water Works Association,