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Construction Management Subject Guide

Subject Liaison: Rebecca Yantis


DATABASES

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GOVERMENT RESOURCES

Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is a governmental agency that works to protect human health and the environment. The website holds information on various environmental topics, including information on laws and regulations related to the environment.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
A division of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA was created to ensure and enforce standards, training, and education related to safe and healthy working conditions for workers. The website offers information about OSHA standards, locations of OSHA offices, and also offers links to various topics and resources that would be helpful in construction management.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Corps includes soldiers and civilians dedicated to engineering-related tasks. While some of their duties relate to the military, much of their work deals with infrastructure and environment.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
This is the Federal agency in charge of granting and registering patents. This includes patents related to construction work. The website has multiple digital databases for searching through patents and trademarks.

INTERNET RESOURCES

 

ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
A non-profit institution, ANSI does not create codes and standards, but provides a neutral venue and framework to facilitate the creation of national standards of various kinds. ANSI is the American representative in the ISO (International Standards Organization).

ARCAT
This is a free online reference directory for building materials, CAD, specs, and BIM.

CSI (Construction Specifications Institute)
CSI is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance education and information for the betterment of construction professionals. They also provide rigorous certification programs for individual professionals.

ICC (International Code Council)
The ICC provides global codes, standards, and building safety solutions for safe, affordable, and sustainable buildings worldwide. They offer education and professional development opportunities, and have a store where people can buy books and other resources on codes and standards.

ISO (International Standards Organization)
ISO is an independent international organization that brings together standards institutions from over 150 countries, in order to share knowledge and develop international standards for various needs.

LSUCCC (Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council)
The LSUCCC, consisting of members appointed by the state governor, is in charge of reviewing and amending the state uniform construction code. They also provide training and education related to the code. Information about the councilors, legislation, certification, and various other things related to the Louisiana State Construction Code can be found on their website.

            PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

ABET
ABET is a non-profit, non-governmental accreditation association that accredits college and university programs in multiple fields, including construction management. They provide a list of member societies, which includes multiple professional organizations, and they also offer a search engine where you may find ABET-accredited programs.

APWA (American Public Works Association)
APWA is a not-for-profit organization that serves professionals involved in all aspects of public works, and has members throughout America and around the world. They provide information on education and credentialing, as well as government policy. They also have a job board where employers can post jobs related to public works; it is easy to use for job searchers.

CMAA (Construction Management Association of America)
The CMAA is a major professional organization for the construction management industry. Formed in 1982, the CMAA promotes both the profession of construction management and the use of qualified construction managers in the construction industry.

NABWIC (National Association of Black Women in Construction, Inc.)
This professional organization is dedicated to championing and assisting black women in the construction industry.

NAMC (National Association of Minority Contractors)
NAMC is a professional organization created to support minority workers in the construction industry, and is the oldest such association dedicated to minorities. NAMC advocates on behalf of minority construction workers and also provides educational resources.          

 


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