Ontario Ministry of Labour – MOL
Through the ministry’s key areas of occupational health and safety, employment rights and responsibilities, labour relations and internal administration, the ministry’s mandate is to set, communicate and enforce workplace standards while encouraging greater workplace self-reliance.

American National Standards Institute – ANSI
Uniting through standards. ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

Canadian Standards Association – CSA
A not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. The CSA works in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health, advancing the quality of life, helping to preserve the environment and facilitating trade.

International Organization for Standardization – ISO
The world’s largest developer of standards. Although ISO’s principal activity is the development of technical standards, ISO standards also have important economic and social repercussions. ISO standards make a positive difference, not just to engineers and manufacturers for whom they solve basic problems in production and distribution, but to society as a whole. 

Workplace Health and Safety

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – CCOSH
Promoting a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration – OSHA
Assuring the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.


American Concrete Institute – ACI
Founded in 1904, ACI is a technical and educational society dedicated to improving the design, construction, maintenance and repair of concrete structures.

International Concrete Repair Institute – ICRI
The only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, publishes a bimonthly magazine and technical guidelines for concrete repair, and cosponsors the World of Concrete.

Building and Concrete Restoration Assocation of Ontario – B&CRAO
Contractors, material suppliers, consultants and engineering firms with expertise in the field of building and concrete repair. The Association was founded in 1985.
Brought to you by the American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute, this site offers over 700 technical video presentations from ACI and ICRI conventions, dedicated to repair, protection and upgrade of concrete structures. The system delivers skills, ideas and understanding that members can use to learn and make informed decisions.

National Concrete Masonry Association – NCMA
The national trade association representing the concrete masonry industry. The NCMA is involved in a broad range of technical, research, marketing, government relations and communications activities.

World of Concrete
Products, resources, equipment and technology for the commercial concrete industry. All the products, resources and valuable information you need to strengthen your entire operation and start the year out right.


Associated Builders and Contractors – ABC
A national association representing more than 23,000 merit shop construction and construction related firms in 79 chapters across the United States.

Associated General Contractors of America – AGC
AGC is the nation’s largest and oldest construction trade association, established in 1918. AGC is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting use of the latest technology and advocating building the best quality projects for owners – public and private.

Toronto Construction Association – TCA
Serving construction professionals in the Greater-Toronto Area with professional development, networking, involvement, project opportunities, marketing, leadership and information.


National Glass Association – NGA
Providing information and education to promote quality workmanship, ethics and safety in the architectural and automotive glass industries.

Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta – PGAA
Incorporated in 2000 through a joint effort by the Glass and Architectural Metals Association (GAMA) and the Glass Trades Association of Northern Alberta (GTA), the Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta (PGAA) continues to speak for the glazing industry in Alberta. PGAA actively supports its members in matters of ethics, education, safety and environmental responsibilities, and the overall pursuit of excellence within the glazing industry.


Canada Masonry Centre
Ensuring the advancement of masonry technology, skills development and the use of masonry products in construction across Canada.

Masonry Contractors Association of Alberta – MCAA
The Masonry Contractors Association of Alberta was first incorporated in January 1965 as a venue for contractors in the masonry industry to have a forum in which they could gain the latest in technological information regarding their industry, to socialize and most importantly – to have a forum in order to have some input into the direction of the masonry industry.

Masonry Contractors Association of America – MCAA
Supporting the advancement of the masonry industry, the MCAA is a national trade association representing masonry contractors and suppliers in national legislative and political affairs, codes and standards composition, workforce development, education, market promotion and general industry advocacy. Their membership accounts for $2 billion in masonry sales annually.

North Carolina Masonry Association – NCMCA
dedicated to serving the Masonry Contractors of the Carolinas and to promoting masonry as the building material of choice and as a career option.

Other Professional Associations

Alberta Wall & Ceiling Association – AWCA
The Alberta Wall & Ceiling Association (AWCA) is a non-profit organization. AWCA’s Mission is to serve the Alberta wall and ceiling industry by providing and promoting technical information and training to our membership, to the construction industry and consumers at large; simply stated: “To Better the Industry.”

Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industries – AWCI
AWCI has nearly 2,000 members which are primarily wall and ceiling contractors, product suppliers or product manufacturers in all 50 states and many countries. The contractor portion of the membership accounts for 50 percent of related construction volume in the United States.

The Scaffold and Access Industry Association – SAIA
A non-profit organization which promotes scaffold safety and education through its publications, conventions, tradeshows and training programs.

The Scaffold Industry Association of Canada – SIAC
Dedicated to ensuring that the most professional practices are provided by all members within the Scaffold and Access industry throughout Canada.

Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute
An association of over 230 leading commercial contractors, manufacturers and consultants. It provides a forum for those engaged in the application, design and manufacture of sealant, waterproofing and restoration products.

Professional Engineers of Ontario – PEO
Professional Engineers Ontario licenses Ontario’s 65,000 professional engineers, and sets standards for and regulates engineering practice in the province. It has a statutory mandate under the Professional Engineers Act to protect the public interest where engineering is concerned. Rigorously educated, experienced and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public interest first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.


Access Canada – The Scaffold Industry Association of Canada – SIAC
The voice and technical authority for the Scaffold and Access industry in Ontario.

Access Lift & Handlers – ALH
The leading information source for the North American aerial work platform, telehandler and scaffolding industries. For owners and buyers of all types of access equipment and handlers, ALH is the go-to, must-read magazine.

Alberta Construction Magazine – ACA
Alberta’s only business magazine exclusively devoted to covering the construction industry.

Builders Digest – TCA
The Toronto Construction Association’s quarterly industry magazine is about profiles and issue perspectives.

Concrete Construction
Official publication of World of Concrete, a key source for the latest technical and how-to information needed to improve quality, reduce costs, and increase profitability.

Concrete Repair Bulletin – ICRI
Industry news, new products, profiles, technical information and profiles of the professionals involved in the concrete repair sector.

The Generals Magazine – OGCA
Official publication of the Ontario General Contractors Association.

Glass Canada Magazine
Dedicated solely to serving the needs of the Canadian glass, metal, fenestration and autoglass industries.

Masonry Construction
Official publication of World of Masonry, providing solid, impartial, immediately useful information on the materials, methods, and equipment needed to build in masonry.

Masonry Magazine
The official monthly publication of the Mason Contractors Association of America.

Scaffold Industry Magazine
Industry updates, new product news, classified, SIA current events, training program schedules and many more resources for the scaffold and access industry.