There are numerous professional associations serving the various fields of construction management. These organizations provide training and certification, set standards, provide advocacy and offer numerous networking opportunities through chapter meetings and conferences.
The American Society of Professional Estimators serves construction estimators by providing education, ethics, standards, certification, fellowship, and opportunities for professional development.
The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering has over 8,600 members world-wide. AACE International serves total cost management professionals in disciplines such as: cost engineering, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, decision and risk management, project management, project control, cost/schedule control, earned value management, claims, and more.
The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. is a national association representing construction and construction-related firms in the commercial and industrial sectors.
The Associated General Contractors of America , represents the construction industry with the goal of improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.
The Construction Financial Management Association serves construction financial professionals. Members include financial professionals working for contractors, developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals, and material and equipment suppliers. Associate Members include accounting, insurance, surety, software, legal and banking specialists who serve the construction industry.
The Construction Management Association of America is dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional Construction and Program Management. Their members include individual CM/PM practitioners, corporate members, and construction owners in both public and private sectors, along with academic and associate members.
Construction Owners Association of America supports project owners’ success in the design and construction of buildings and facilities through education, information and developing relationships within the industry.
The Construction Specifications Institute is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization’s members include a cross–section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors and building materials suppliers.
The National Association of Construction Auditors addresses the needs of auditors who spend a significant amount of their efforts auditing and controlling projects, and owners and management who want to improve their knowledge base of contracts and process controls. NACA grants the designation of Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and Construction Control Professional (CCP) to individuals with the expertise in these areas.
The National Association of Surety Bond Producers in an international organization serving professional surety bond producers and brokers. They represent over 5,000 personnel who specialize in surety bonding, provide performance and payments bonds for the construction industry, and issue other types of surety bonds for guaranteeing performance.
The National Association of Women in Construction serves women in construction, from tradeswomen to business owners. They have over 4,500 nembers with more than 165 chapters nationwide and affiliations around the world.
The National Hispanic Construction Association provides advocacy, education, consulting, business networking and procurement, industry information and group benefits to the local chapters and their members, including general contractors, developers, builders, subcontractors, design/engineering firms, construction workers, manufacturers, vendors, related corporations and public entities.
Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA promotse opportunities and business for women-owned firms and policy-making executives in the construction industry. WCOE’s national member-businesses include general contractors, top-level policy-making executives, architects, engineers, construction project managers, subcontractors and other business women and professionals related to the construction industry.