“Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 79 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with two million employees. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry. . .” (read more)
“Architectural Hardware Consultants (AHCs) are trained to recognize a builder’s hardware requirements for door openings in all types of public, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. AHCs coordinate thousands of builders' hardware items and options to ensure door openings are in compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility and building
code . . .” (read more)
“The Chamber seeks to be a bridge builder between individuals, companies, organizations, and our governing officials. The Chamber enables Centre County to grow in a cohesive fashion. The Chamber’s role is to unify the voice of its diverse membership in order to help promote the well-being and growth of commerce, business and industry, while striving to maintain a high quality of life in Centre County. . .” (read more)
“COSTARS is a new approach to the Cooperative Purchasing Program.
COSTARS encourages the formulation of an interactive partnership between Local Public Procurement Units (LPPU) and the Commonwealth.
COSTARS provides the LPPUs and suppliers a tool to find and do business with each other effectively through the use of a contract established by DGS. Costars membership. . .” (read more)
“The Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) is the only professional association dedicated to the Architectural Openings Industry. With the purpose of advancing life safety and security within the built environment, DHI represents the North American openings marketplace as the advocate and primary resource for information, professional development and certification. With the focus on our members, DHI strives to be. . .” (read more)
“Based on NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2007 edition), documented inspections for fire-rated door assemblies are now required on an annual basis. . .
Inspections must be performed by individuals knowledgeable about the operating components of doors subject to testing. . .” (read more)
“Green Advantage ® produces certification programs, benefits, and services for building sector practicitioners and organizations, and promotes green building education.
Established with grant funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and , The Nature Conservancy. . .” (read more)
“The Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities (BMWBO) provides the necessary information and inspiration for their customers, the small, women, and minority business owners, to compete for and participate in the state contracting process. The office certifies minority and women businesses based on ownership criteria and teaches these business owners how to pursue the opportunities available through state. . .” (read more)
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