Institute of Architects is the voice of the architecture
profession, dedicated to:
- Serving its members
- Advancing their value
- Improving the quality of the built environment
Architectural Institute of British Columbia is a self-governing
body dedicated to excellence in the profession of architecture for
the benefit of its membership, the environment and society.
Painting Contractors Association
A trade association representing contractors involved in painting,
decorating and wallcovering application in the commercial, industrial
and institutional sectors in the province of Alberta. APCA is the
MPI Approved Quality Assurance Association overseeing the MPI Inspection
Program in Alberta.
Recreation Facilities Council
A non-profit organization dedicated to assist provincial and territorial
delivery systems in the development and management of recreation facility
services through networking and advocacy.
Specifications Canada - Devis de Construction Canada
CSC is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit association dedicated to the
improvement of communication, contract documentation, and technical
information in the construction industry.
Specifications Canada - Vancouver Chapter
A national, multi-disciplinary, association dedicated to the
improvement of communication and technical information in the design
and construction industry.
of Societies for Coatings Technology Comprised of 26
Constituent Societies (22 in the U.S., two in Canada, and one each
in Mexico and the United Kingdom), the international membership of
FSCT also includes affiliated members from over 45 countries.
Totaling over 6000 individuals, these members represent the many diverse
segments involved in coatings — from formulation and testing
to manufacture and sales. FSCT
members work for industrial and service organizations, in paint manufacturing
plants, as raw materials suppliers for coatings, printing inks and
sealants, as distributors and independent agents, as equipment and
container manufacturers, in government agencies and laboratories all
over the world.
Contractors Association - FCA strives to improve organized
finishing contractor competitiveness by engaging in proactive partnerships,
projects and relationships with the International Union of Painters
and Allied Trades at the national level that seek to:
We seek to accomplish our mission, though, within the context
and parameters of those values in which we have a deep belief.
- expand work opportunities
- improve contractor competitiveness
- ensure the availability of a superiorly trained workforce
- improve the image and awareness of the organized segment of
the industry and by encouraging the development of similar relationships
and partnerships at local levels.
||KCL – Korea Conformity Laboratories (Formerly KICM)
Seoul-based KCL is the designated agency for testing, inspection, and standards for 41 Korean and international organizations, including the Korean Ministry of Land Transport and Maritime Affairs; the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, the Ministry of the Environment, etc. Founded in 1994, KICM performs construction materials testing and research to assure the safety of architectural structures, employing leading-edge technology as well as a team of highly qualified personnel who work to the most exacting standards available. KCL’s outstanding practices have earned them international certification as a leading materials-testing organization.
The Interior Designers Institute of BC
Serves to advance the profession of Interior Design through accreditation, education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, legal recognition, and public outreach. Our mandate is to serve the interests of both the interior design industry and the general public through the development of a recognized, respected professional association.
Painters and Decorators Association
A not-for-profit association of painting contractors and paint/coatings
manufacturers -- providing technical advice, specification manuals,
and technical activities.
Manitoba Professional Painting Contractors Association (MPPCA)
MPPCA is an assemblage of reputable, well established, quality Painting
Contractors, Paint & Wallcovering Suppliers (and Manufactures),
and related Paint Industry Businesses.
The MPPCA exists to elevate and promote professionalism and quality
in our industry.
||AmericanCoatings Association (formerly National Paint & Coatings Association) is a voluntary, nonprofit
trade association -- established more than a century ago -- and the
preeminent organization in the United States representing some 350
paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers and distributors.
The AmericanCoating Association ’s primary role is to serve as ally and advocate on legislative,
regulatory and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels.
The Ontario Painting Contractors Association (OPCA), a not-for-profit trade association designated as the Employer Bargaining Agency for the finest Industrial-Commercial-Institutional (ICI) painting and coating contractors in Ontario, has been proudly serving its members since 1976.
The Association exists to foster, develop and maintain unity and stability among its members by:
- Acting as the Employer Bargaining Agency
- Providing services and educational opportunities
- Acting as a liaison between industry groups
- Upholding and improving the standards of the industry
- Promoting the use of modern specifications by architects and any group concerned with specification writing
- Keeping its members informed on industry matters
- Advancing an attitude of ethical responsibility and pride
Development Association (PDA) The purposes of this corporation
are to promote the exchange of ideas for the development of the highest
conditions and advancing the best interests of the polyurea industry;
to create lasting good will between the members and those who manufacture,
specify, apply and purchase polyurea materials and services; to support
and promote equal opportunity for all people within the industry,
regardless of race, color, religion, sex or national origin; and for
any lawful purpose whatever.
& Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)
Representing American and Canadian contractors involved in the coating
application industry; providers of products, equipment or services
used in the coatings application industry.
Council - PDCA
This Council is made up of 3 Chapters: Mainland British Columbia Chapter,
Vancouver Island Chapter, Golden Horseshoe Chapter. It is our goal
to provide professional education & information to our members
in order to enhance the profitability of their businesses.
||PDCA Golden Horseshoe
Representing contractors involved in the coating application industry
throughout Ontario; providers of products, equipment
or services used in the coatings application industry. PDCA Golden Horseshoe is a recognized MPI Approved Quality Assurance Association and can provide MPI Inspection in that province.
Washington State Council
Providing Training, Education, and Networking Opportunities to Painting
Contractors in Washington State since 1941.
and Decorating Retailers Association - Founded in 1947,
supports the independent paint and decorating products dealer and
builds supportive relationships between dealers and suppliers. PDRA
provides members with the tools they need to succeed and prosper -
information, sales training and business operations programs. Join
today and enjoy member benefits immediately. If you're already a member,
review the member services list to make sure you are taking advantage
of all member programs as well as the educational programs.
Architectural Institute of Canada, established in 1907,
is a voluntary national association representing more than 3,000 architects,
and Faculty and graduates of accredited Canadian Schools of Architecture,
from every region of the country. RAIC is the voice for architecture
and its practice in Canada. It provides the national framework for
the development and recognition of architectural excellence.
The Paint Research Association (PRA) was founded in 1926 as an independent association of member companies to support innovation and growth in the surface coatings sector. PRA is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee and has no shareholders. It was founded by the industry, for the industry and is sustained by involvement in the membership, as well as the continued use of its services.
Society for Protective Coatings
The purpose of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (hereinafter referred to as SSPC) is to advance technology and promote the use of protective coatings to preserve industrial, marine and commercial structures, components and susbstrates.