What All The Letters Mean
From Memberships to Certifications: why they matter.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the US. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities.
Design Professionals need to stay abreast of progressive wood industry issues and changing building design standards. The American Wood Council (AWC) provides wood design and construction information to assist engineers and architects, develops structural and fire performance data on a wide range of traditional and engineered wood products, and engages in long-term research.
ACI is the premiere, global community dedicated to the best use of concrete. With enhanced benefits starting in 2018, ACI membership provides information on engineering and construction practices worldwide, and provides the chance to save time and money while increasing productivity and competitiveness.
ASCE is the largest professional civil engineering network in the world, granting access to the industry’s most comprehensive communication, networking, and learning resources. ASCE provides solutions to build technical skills and professional knowledge while supporting the environment, sustainability and infrastructure.
SEI’s mission is to advance and serve the structural engineering profession. Established in 1996, SEI drives the practical application of cutting-edge research by improving coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers.
The overall objective of SEAC is the advancement of the practice of structural engineering for the benefit of public safety and the structural engineering profession. SEAC was established in 1954 as an organization of structural engineers who were owners of firms and expanded in 1992 to include all structural engineers and persons with an interest in the objectives of SEAC.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) is the business association of more than 240 member firms employing approximately 11,500 employees in the independent private practice of consulting engineering. ACEC Colorado is a primary resource for accessing engineering information, expertise and business ethics practices.