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Professional Associations

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)
Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities. [8/16]
AGC of America: The Associated General Contractors of America
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. [8/16]
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Industrial Design (ID) is the professional service of creating products and systems that optimize function, value and appearance for the mutual benefit of user and manufacturer. [8/16]
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
NAHB is a repository of information for everyone from home owners to industry professionals of all types. [8/16]

House and Home Plans

American Bungalow
Magazine’s online website for the Bungalow homes of the 20th Century. (defined as "Bungalows reflected the whole range of architectural movements of their day, from Queen Anne to Arts and Crafts, Tudor to Prairie and Pueblo, Spanish to English Colonial Revival, and even Modern." ) Feature articles, news and events, a bookstore, and subscription information are included. [8/16]
House Plan Collections
“Houseplans offers tens of thousands of home, cottage, garage plans and more, many from world-renowned architects, making the once-expensive, and complex process of designing or renovating your home simple and affordable. Our plans are functional and customizable…” Plans are for sale, but thousands of designs to search by hundreds of architects. [8/16]


American Wood Council
Mission of AWC:  "To increase the use of wood by assuring the broad regulatory acceptance of wood products, developing design tools and guidelines for wood construction, and influencing the development of public policies affecting the use and manufacture of wood products." [8/16]
ARCAT: Find Building Product Information Fast
"300,000 pages of architectural building products." [8/16]
Ask the Builder
"Home building, remodeling and improvement tips powered by Ask the Builder." Site includes archives of projects and columns, building tips, a product index, an online store, and links.  [8/16]
CMD: Construction Market Data
Featured Builiding Product Listings. CMD (now a ConstructConnect Company, formerly Reed Construction Data).  Construction and building product information and specification sheets. Includes links to Building Codes in all states. [8/16]
Concrete Network
Product information for the many categories of concrete use, vendors, as well as tips and and discussions on concrete use for a variety of options. [8/16]
National Building Museum:
telling the stories of architecture, engineering and design

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. [8/16]
National Wood Flooring Association
Wood flooring resources including an interactive design studio, maintenance and repair information, membership information, products information. [8/16]


International Code Council (ICC)
"The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes." Includes a searchable database of information on government relations, codes, standards, certification, news, consumer safety, organizations, calendar of events, and a library of links to PDF files of codes. [8/16]
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
"The authority on fire, electrical and building safety." Includes information to purchase codes, and access to the NFPA journal. [8/16]

Rhode Island
Rhode Island State Building & Fire Code Regulations

PDF files of all of the state building codes, including residential, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy, accessibility, fire safety, fuel gas, and elevator safety codes. Also includes specialized codes and regulations and information on enforcement and interpretation of codes.  [8/16]
Massachusetts State Building Code/Board of Building Regulations and Standard (BBRS)
The 8th edition of the Base Code is comprised of the International Building Code 2009 (IBC), several companion I-codes and a separate package with Massachusetts amendments to the I-codes. [11/16]
Building Codes and Related Codes
Easy to use listing of Connecticut codes: Accessibility, Building, Electrical, Energy, Mechanical, Plumbing from the Connecticut Judicial Branch, Law Libraries. [4/17]

Last updated 201704/ AP