In this section, we here at Concrete Sealers USA have gathered many useful resources from around the web that we hope will allow you to learn more about the wonderful world of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the American Concrete Institute is advancing concrete knowledge by conducting seminars, managing various certification programs, publishing technical documents, and offering scholarships to students in the field. With 99 chapters, 65 student chapters, and nearly 20,000 members spanning over 120 countries, the American Concrete Institute has always retained the same basic mission--provide knowledge and information for the best use of concrete.
America Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC)
The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of concrete contractors and those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. The American Society of Concrete Contractors was formed by and for concrete contractors and others who provide services and goods to the concrete construction industry. Members include concrete contractors and contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, engineers and educators. The ASCC is one of the largest concrete associations with approximately 500 member companies in the United States and abroad. ASCC members enjoy access to seminars and events that bring together concrete contractors and associated concrete industry personnel to further the concrete industry, improve safety standards techniques and more. In addition, this concrete association provides access to printed materials, networking and much more for its members.
Portland Cement Association
Founded in 1916, the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is a powerful and vocal advocate for sustainability, jobs creation, economic growth, infrastructure investment, and overall innovation and excellence in construction throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its founding in 1916, the Portland Cement Association has had the same mission: "Improve and expand the uses of portland cement and concrete".
National Ready Mix Concrete Association
Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is the leading industry advocate. Its mission is to provide exceptional value for our members by responsibly representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education and partnering to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice.
Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute
The Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute is a non-profit corporation 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.
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. Local chapters provide regional networking opportunities. Worldwide membership include contractors, manufacturers, engineers, distributors, owners, and other professionals with a common goal: prolonging the useful life of concrete through quality repair, restoration, and protection. The mission of the International Concrete Repair Institute is to be a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus criteria.
Basement Health Association
The Basement Health Association is a non profit organization whose purpose is to educate the general public about water diversion, waterproofing, structural repair, building and basement health industries.Basement Health is not a new industry but rather a re-energized movement to improving the health of millions of people who live over unhealthy basements and crawl spaces. Basement Health Association is an umbrella association encompassing all the related basement contractors.
The company is best known for its flagship magazine, Concrete Decor, the world’s foremost magazine on decorative concrete. Concrete Decor is a valuable source of information, ideas, product news and training relevant to both commercial and residential work in decorative concrete and related specialties. The majority of its readers are contractors and the publication enjoys a high pass-along readership. Now in its 14th year of publication, Concrete Decor reaches more than 40,000 professionals working in or designing for decorative concrete. It has become the most-read and most influential magazine covering decorative concrete. Besides the print magazine, Concrete Decor is available digitally. Also, a website, http://www.concretedecor.net/, contains a complete archive of Concrete Decor contents plus stories and features unique to the online version. The Concrete Decor Newsletter is distributed once a month. The company also produces the Concrete Decor Show, www.concretedecorshow.com, an annual trade show. After three years, the Concrete Decor Show has established itself as the nation’s top trade show and educational event geared exclusively to the decorative concrete trades.
The Concrete Network’s purpose is to educate homeowners, contractors, builders, and designers on popular concrete techniques and applications. With thousands of articles, photographs, and a comprehensive directory of concrete contractors and product suppliers, The Concrete Network offers the most comprehensive online resource for independent, authoritative information about concrete construction (ex. decorative concrete, cleaning, repair and maintenance, general concrete construction, home building with concrete, green building with concrete, etc.). The Concrete Network is independent and not related (or beholden) to any contractor, manufacturer, or supplier and thus has become "the independent voice of concrete".