Trade Associations

Portland Cement Association (PCA)

 Represents manufacturers of cement in the United States. Their extensive promotion, education, and research activities work in support of the entire concrete industry throughout the country. Their national headquarters and regional affiliates are a primary source of information - for construction trades and the general public - on the design and performance of ICF walls. For a list of their ICF-related publications, please request PCA¹s Residential Catalog.

5420 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077-1083
TEL: (847) 966-6200
Hotline: (888) 333-4840
FAX: (847) 966-9781



National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is the leading industry advocate. Our mission is to provide exceptional value for our members by responsibly representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete through leadership, promotion, education, and partnering to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice.

900 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
TEL: (301) 587-1400
FAX: (301) 585-4219

EPS Industry Alliance
  The EPS Industry Alliance is dedicated to the advancement and growth of innovative building technologies using expanded polystyrene. The Association’s goal is to provide the construction industry with the latest information on EPS product manufacture, use and performance. The expanded polystyrene industry is leading the way in the development of many new and exciting market applications that promise to support the architect, specifier and contractor in their efforts to provide more durable, energy-efficient and environmentally responsible buildings.

1298 Cronson Boulevard, Suite 201
Crofton, MD 21114
TEL: (800) 607-3772

Cement Association of Canada-(CAC)
Represents cement manufacturers in Canada. With its network of field offices, CAC has for years been on the forefront of ICF promotion to construction trades throughout the Great White North. They are a great source of data on ICF matters particular to Canada, including building codes and certification, comparative construction costs, and of course, cold-weather concrete placement.

1500 - 60 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Y7, Canada
TEL: (613) 236-9471
Fax: (613) 563-4498

Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations
Comprised of cement and concrete trade associations and companies from throughout the United States, this group is a complete source of information on the environmental advantages of concrete construction for sustainable development. Publishes good info on the energy and life-cycle impacts of building material choices.

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
ACI has been serving the concrete industry since 1904 and is positioned to continue to lead the way in concrete technology going into its second century. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of progress and innovation in concrete and ACI’s impact on the
past, present, and future!

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
SBIC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide.

National Institute of Building Sciences
NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization bringing together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States.