Industry organizations help bring about positive change and lead efforts to introduce stringent security and life-safety standards. Our employees are actively involved in many such organizations, including the following:
The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architecture profession dedicated to:
Through a culture of innovation, the American Institute of Architects empowers its members and inspires creation of a better built environment.
ASIS International is the largest international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security. In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, consultants, architects, attorneys, and federal, state, and local law enforcement officials are becoming involved with ASIS to better understand the constant changes in security issues and solutions.
ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security concerns, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the only monthly magazine focused strictly on the issues and concerns of security, Security Management, ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.
All employees of ASSA ABLOY's Integrated Solutions Specialist (ISS) program must be active members of ASIS International and be ASIS board certified Physical Security Professionals (PSP).
CSI is a national association of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, building materials suppliers and others involved in commercial and institutional building design and construction. The organization has 145 chapters and more than 16,000 members. CSI provides technical information and products, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to enhance communication among all disciplines of building design and construction, and to meet the industry's need for a common system of organizing and presenting construction information. Many of ASSA ABLOY's Specification Consultants hold CSI certifications, and virtually all are members of CSI.
The Door and Hardware Institute represents the architectural openings industry. With ancestry dating back to 1934, the Institute has more than 5,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. DHI is a professional organization that serves the North American marketplace as the advocate and primary resource for information, professional development and certification resource for the architectural openings industry with a focus on the channels of distribution.
The purpose of DHI is to provide its members with the skills and competencies to compete successfully in the advancement of the safety and security of the built environment.
The National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers represents manufacturers of a wide range of metal products used chiefly in commercial and industrial building construction. The goals of NAAMM include developing, maintaining, publishing and distributing technical information on metal products for building construction, promoting the use of NAAMM technical resources, and providing a forum for the exchange of management and technical information.
The Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association is a division of NAAMM. HMMA promotes the advantages of hollow metal door and frame products. It is the leader in:
Established in 1969 the HMMA is a voluntary, non-profit business association comprised of over 60 member companies through out North America.
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA membership totals more than 79,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.
Established in 1896, NFPA serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety. In fact, NFPA's 300 codes and standards influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries. NFPA's focus on true consensus has helped the association's code development process earn accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Formed in 1969, the SIA provides its members with a full-service, international trade association promoting growth, expansion, and professionalism within the security industry by providing education, research, technical standards, representation, and defense of our member's interests. SIA has over 300 member companies representing manufacturers, distributors, service providers, integrators and others. Members work together to address issues facing the industry and develop programs to enhance the environment in which they sell products and services.
The SDI is a voluntary, unincorporated, non-profit business association formed to promote the use of steel doors and frames in the construction industry. Since 1954 the Steel Door Institute has published Technical Documents and ANSI Standards to aid architects and specifiers in the selection, care and use of steel doors and frames.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
The WDMA is a trade association representing approximately 145 U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and suppliers of windows and doors for the domestic and export markets. Members sell to distributors, dealers, builders, remodelers, architects, contractors and other specifiers in residential, commercial and institutional markets.
Published 2 Dec 2009
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