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Links within MCA Detroit web site

Argus Group
Benesys, Inc.
     Pipefitters UA Local 636 Fringe Benefit Funds Website
     Plumbers UA Local 98 Fringe Benefit Funds Website
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Construction Coalition of Michigan
Eight Mile Boulevard Association
Enviroair Consultants, Inc.
 – Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Goodwill Industries of Detroit
MARC – Michigan Association for Responsible Contracting
MCAA – Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Michigan Construction Careers
MPMCA – Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association
MSCA – Mechanical Service Contractors of America
MUST – Management and Unions Serving Together
NCPWB – National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau
Occupational Outlook Handbook
PCA -Plumbing Contractors of America
Pipefitters Local 636
Pipefitting Industry Training Center
Plumbers Local 98
Plumbing Industry Training Center
PHCC-NA – Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association
Promises with Proof
Randolph Career & Technical Center
STAR Contractors
STAR Technicians
UA University
United Association
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
US Department of Labor


Medtipster – Pharmacy Search Engine for Discounted Generic Drug Programs

Industry Links

Construction Guidelines
CURT – Construction Users Roundtable
First Source – Reed Construction Data
     Michigan Code Officials
MCIM – Michigan Commercial Insurance Mutual
MCPA – Michigan Consumer Protection Agency
MSDS Search
NSSN – Search Engine for Standards
Plumbing Web
Sweets Search
DSI – Disability Services, Inc. – Social Security Disability Professionals
A company which assists individuals in obtaining Social Security Disability awards. If an individual qualifies for SS Disability, it reduces the cost to the insurance funds.
The Fabricator
Thomas Register

Labor Links

Michigan AFL-CIO
BCTD – Building & Construction Trades Department AFL-CIO
IBEW – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers 
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers
MAC – Mechanical Allied Crafts Council
MSBCTC – Michigan State Building & Construction Trades Council
Greater Detroit Building Trades Council
Change to Win
NHHA – National Heavy & Highway Alliance
PPNPF – Plumbers & Pipefitters National Pension Fund
SMWIA – Sheet Metal Workers International Association
UA – United Association

Construction Careers

MiRoad2Work – “one-stop shop” for information about apprenticeships, apprenticeship readiness programs and business opportunities in the transportation sector
5 Star Careers
 – HVACR Service Technician Career
DOL – Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Michigan Construction Careers
NFEE – National Foundation for Energy Education

Federal Agencies

BLS – Bureau of Labor Statistics
CDC – Centers for Disease Control
CPSC – Consumer Product Safety Commission
DOL – Department of Labor
EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Business Opportunities
Fed World – Locate government information
GPO – Government Printing Office
IRS – Internal Revenue Service
NLRB – National Labor Relations Board
OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
SEC – Securities and Exchange Commission

Codes | Standards | Specifications

AEI – Architectural Engineering Institute
AIA – American Institute of Architects
AISI – American Iron & Steel Institute
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
API – American Petroleum Institute
APWA – American Public Works Association
ASTM – International Society for Testing & Materials
ARI – Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute
ASSE – American Society of Safety Engineering
ASSE – Greater Detroit Chapter
ASSE – American Society of Sanitary Engineering
CII – Construction Industry Institute
CIPH – Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating
CISPI – Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute
CDA – Copper Development Association
CLSI – Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute
CSI – Construction Specifications Institute
DBI – Design/Build Institute
DIPRA – Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association
EPRI – Electric Power Research Institute
FCCCHR – Foundation for Cross Connection Control & Hydraulic Research
FMA – Fabricators & Manufacturer’s Association
GAMA – Gas Appliance Manufacturers’ Association
GRI – Gas Research Institute
GTI – Gas Technology Institute
IAPMO – International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials
ICC – International Code Council
ISO – International Organization for Standardization
JCAHO – Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
LPI – Lightening Protection Institute
NACE – National Association of Corrosion Engineers
NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research
NEBB – National Environmental Balancing Bureau
NECA – National Electrical Contractors Association
NECA – Michigan Chapter
NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
NIBS – National Institute of Building Sciences
NIOSH – National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology
NSC – National Safety Council
NSF – NSF International (National Sanitation Foundation)
PDI – Plumbing & Drainage Institute
PERC – Propane Education & Research Council
PFI – Pipe Fabrication Institute
PMI – Plumbing Manufacturers Institute
PPFA – Plastic Pipe & Fitting Association
PPI – Plastic Pipe Institute
UL – Underwriters Laboratories
UCC – Uniform Code Council
USGBC – United States Green Building Council
USGBC – Detroit Chapter
WRC – Welding Research Council

Associations | Organizations

8MBA – Eight Mile Boulevard Association
ACCA – Air Conditioning Contractors of America
ACCA – Michigan Chapter
ABPA – American Backflow Prevention Association
ABMA – American Boiler Manufacturers Association
ACPA – American Concrete Pipe Association
ACGIH – American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AEE – Association of Energy Engineers
AFE – Association for Facilities Engineering
AFSA – American Fire Sprinkler Association
AGA – American Gas Association
AGC – Associated General Contractors of America
AGC – Michigan Chapter
AGC – Greater Detroit Chapter
AIAG – Automotive Industry Action Group
ASA – American Subcontractors Association
ASA – Michigan Chapter
ASC – Associated Specialty Contractors – Mesothelioma Center
ASC – Associated Schools of Construction
ASHE – American Society for Healthcare Engineering
MISHE – Michigan Society for Healthcare Engineering
SMSHE – Southeastern Michigan Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASHRAE – American Society for Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE – Detroit Chapter
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASPE – American Society of Plumbing Engineers
ASPE – Eastern Michigan Chapter
ASPE – American Society of Professional Estimators
AWMA – Air & Waste Management Association
AWWA – American Water Works Association
AWS – American Welding Society
BOMA – Building Owners & Managers Association International
BOMA – Metropolitan Detroit
CAM – Construction Association of Michigan
CLRC – Construction Labor Research Council
ESD – Engineering Society of Detroit
GLFEA – Great Lakes Fabricators & Erectors Association
HVCA – Heating & Ventilating Contractors’ Association (UK)
IAMCA – International Alliance of Mechanical Contracting Associations
ICE – International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
IFEBP – International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
ISM – Institute for Supply Management
           NAPM – Metro Detroit Chapter
MCAC – Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
MITA – Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association 
 – Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
NAHB – National Association of Home Builders
MAHB – Michigan Association of Home Builders
BIA – Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan
NAMC – National Association of Minority Contractors
NAWIC – National Association of Women in Construction
NBBPVI – National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors
NIA – National Insulation Association
NKBA – National Kitchen & Bath Association
NMAPC – National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee 
 – National Propane Gas Association
NSPE – National Society of Professional Engineers
PHCIB – Plumbing Heating Cooling Information Bureau
PWA – Professional Women in Construction – National Association
RPA – Radiant Panel Association
EMRPA – Eastern Michigan Chapter
RSES – Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
SFPE – Society of Fire Protection Engineers
SMACNA – Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
SMACNA – Metropolitan Detroit Chapter
SBA – U.S. Small Business Administration
TAUC – The Association of Union Constructors
TPA – Tube & Pipe Association
WHO – World Health Organization