Helpful Links

CSI: Construction Specifications Institute – CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery.


ANSI: American National Standards Institute – ANSI is a not-for-profit organization here to empower its members and constituents to strengthen the US marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.


NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency whose mission is to promote US innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.


APA: The Engineered Wood Association – APA is a non-profit trade association focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of strength, versatility, and reliability.


IHPA: International Wood Products Association – IHPA is an association in the US committed to the promotion and enhancement of trade in the imported hardwood and softwood products industry.


AWPA: American Wood-Preserver’s Association – AWPA is a non-profit organization responsible for promulgating voluntary wood preservation standards.  AWPA helps ensure that treated wood products preform satisfactorily for their intended use.


LAT: Lumberman’s Association of Texas – LAT is a non-profit trade association formed to help mostly independent and family owned businesses come together to discuss mutual problems and opportunities in the lumber dealing business.


NAHB: National Association of Home Builders – NAHB is a trade association whose mission is to enhance the climate for the housing and building industry.  NAHB provides opportunities for all consumer to have safe, decent, and affordable housing.


NLBMDA: National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Assoc. – NLBMDA is an association created to address the social, economic, and political needs of the lumber and building material industry.


NRLA: Northeastern Retail Lumber Association – NRLA is an association created to unite, lead, represent, train, and provide a forum for the successful evolution of the independent lumber and building material dealers of the Northeast.