The American Wood Protection Association is a non-profit organization responsible for promulgating voluntary wood preservation standards. AWPA Standards are developed by its technical committees in an ANSI accredited consensus-based process that involves individuals from all facets of the wood preservation industry and AWPA’s Standards are universally specified for wood preservation in the United States and are recognized worldwide.
The Western Wood Preservers Institute is a nonprofit member trade organization that represents the preserved wood products industry throughout western North America. The primary activities of the WWPI include regulatory and market outreach programs aimed at sustaining a viable western North America preserved wood industry.
The Southern Forest Products Association is one of the foremost trade organizations in the forest products industry and represents Southern Pine lumber manufacturers from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Treated Wood Council serves companies that harvest and saw wood, manufacture wood preservatives, produce pressure-treated wood products, or serve the treated wood industry. The Council monitors and responds to legislation and regulatory activities related to the treated wood industry.
The International Research Group provides a forum for scientists to present and publish their works related to wood preservation. Annual meetings are held to allow wood preservation scientists to discuss the latest information and research findings.
The International Code Council is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
Underwriters Laboratories is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 66,000 manufacturers’ products each year. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries.
The National Association of Home Builders is a trade association that helps to promote the policies that make housing a national priority. NAHB serves its members, the housing industry, and the public at large. NAHB has a long history in the housing industry and NAHB’s various internal groups analyze policy issues, work toward improving the housing finance system, and analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends.
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
The Intermountain Roundwood Association represents firms engaged in the harvesting, production and marketing of roundwood and associated products, materials and supplies. Through education and training, IRA helps members and consumers stay current on industry trends and new advancements in wood products technology.
The North American Deck and Railing Association provides a unified source for the professional development, promotion, and growth of the Deck and Railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers.