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United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners
National professional organization for carpentry- publishes the quarterly 'Carpentry' trade magazine.
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Professional organization that represents carpenters in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
Eye on Housing | National Association of Home Builders
NHAB's professional and policy blog, where they discuss construction industry trends, national and local policy initiatives, and consumer preferences in the homebuying/ housing market.
National Association of Home Builders
"NAHB strives to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all, while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs and strengthen our economy."
The Center for Construction Research and Training
"CPWR is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry." Includes fact sheets and training materials on preventing common workplace safety issues within the construction industry.
American Institute of Architects
The national professional organization for licensed architects, includes resources on building code best practices and other useful guidelines.
National Wood Flooring Association
"The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, importers/exporters, inspectors, and consultants."
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Basic career information for hundreds of jobs in the United States. Earnings, prospects, and information about the job markets in each state. From the U. S. Department of Labor. (No student ID needed.)
Green Building / LEED
Building Performance Institute
A nonprofit organization that works with contractors and homeowners to assess a home's efficiency and suggest upgrades / repairs.
U.S. Green Building Council
The USBGC is a nonprofit proessional organization that administers LEED certification & generally works to advocate for sustainable construction practices in the U.S.
LEED Certification - USBGC
Information about what LEED is, how buildings are certified, and resources on the standards and codes for LEED certification.
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