AFFILIATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS
ABC Pelican Chapter – Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
The Pelican Chapter, ABC has developed into a diverse, non-profit trade association of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and industry professionals who have joined together to advance the construction industry by aggressively supporting the merit shop and the free enterprise philosophies. The Pelican Chapter, ABC has more than 300 members and represents 52 parishes in Louisiana.
ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers
Founded in 1852, ASCE advances civil engineering by developing civil engineering leaders, promoting the profession, supporting technology, promoting lifelong learning, and advocating for infrastructure and environmental stewardship.
DFI – Deep Foundations Institute
DFI is a non-profit international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics, and owners in the deep foundations industry.
GBA – The Geoprofessional Business Association
This not-for-profit organization supports member firms that provide geotechnical, geologic, environmental, construction materials engineering and testing, and related geo-professional services that are essential to society’s welfare and economy.
NSPE – National Society of Professional Engineers
Founded in 1934, NSPE is dedicated to the non-technical concerns of licensed professional engineers and is the only national organization committed to addressing the issues of licensed Professional Engineers across all disciplines.
LES – Louisiana Engineering Society
The Louisiana division of the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers).
NICET – National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
This organization offers an independent evaluation of technical knowledge and experience among people working in the fields of engineering and engineering technology and provides certification to qualified technology professionals.
AMRL – AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory
The AMRL promotes quality and excellence in construction materials testing. The AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP) formally recognizes the competence of laboratories to perform specific tests on construction materials.
CCRL – Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory
Founded in 1929, this organization is committed to the improvement of quality testing in the construction materials industry through laboratory assessments, proficiency samples, instruction, guidance, and clarification of ASTM standards.
SAME – The Society of American Military Engineers
This is the premier professional military engineering association in the US. SAME helps the public and private sectors to improve security at home and abroad and to prepare for – and overcome – natural and man-made disasters.
ACI – The American Concrete Institute
Founded in 1904, this non-profit technical and educational institute is one of the world’s leading authorities on concrete design, construction, and materials, reflecting its ongoing commitment to pursue the best use of concrete.
AWS – The American Welding Society
This multifaceted non-profit organization was founded in 1919 with a goal to advance the science, technology, and application of welding and related joining disciplines, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying.
ASCET – The American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians
Founded in 1964, ASCET is the only national professional society created especially for, and administered by, engineering technicians and technologists. Its mission is to pursue the mutual goals of engineering professionals.
PDCA – The Pile Driving Contractors Association
This organization of pile driving contractors advocates for the increased use of driven piles for deep foundations and earth retention systems. They provide educational opportunities and research for both engineers and contractors.