• American Institute
of Building Design
Information for residential building designers and architects.
• APA -- The Engineered Wood Association
APA is the leading resource for information about panel products. Find links to products, application information, and other services.
• California Redwood Association
Find information on sources, grading, application, and design.
• Canadian Wood Council
The Canadian Wood Council (the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products) has a mission to maintain and expand markets for Canadian wood products by working with building codes and standards and by developing and communicating technical information to architects, engineers, and builders.
• Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
Find technical support, product specifications, construction details, and more.
• Hardwood Information Center
Find information on the selection, installation, and care of hardwood products.
• National Association of Home Builders
The official website of the NAHB.
• Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
Get specs and installation instructions for cedar products.
• Western Wood Productions Association
Get Information on softwood products, availability, and use.
• Wood Moulding and Millwork Producers Association
WMMPA provides the tools, information, and services necessary to help its members achieve increased sales and profitability.
Codes and Specifications:
• American National
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the US voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
• Americans with Disabilities Act
Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
• Builder Online
Get the latest information on the consumer trends, industry news, building techniques, and other topics for builders.
• Code Check
A resource for general building code information.
• Construction WebLinks
Get access to contact info and full text statues, regulations, and administration registers for local and state regulatory agencies.
• Environmental Building News
Get information on Energy efficient, resource efficient, and healthy building practices for environmentally responsible design and construction.
• International Code Council
ICC is a non-profit membership association dedicated to preserving public health and safety through effective and efficient use and enforcement of Model Codes.
• National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards
NCSNCS provides technical services, education, and training to members in order to promote safe, affordable, accessible, and efficient buildings.
• Specs Online
Access manufacturers' catalogs, design information, product specs, and Web sites.
• ARCAT.com reference
Over 300,000 pages of building products, manufacturers, specs, and CAD details.
• Dig Safe One-Call Directory
Phone numbers for every state to prevents dangerous accidents.
• Energy Star
Information on energy-efficient fluorescent lights and information for consumers to identify products, homes, and buildings that save energy and money and help protect the environment.
• Fine Home Building
Get tips and resources about tools, techniques, materials, and designs.
• Housing Zone
A link to Reed Business Information.
• The Journal of Light Construction
Find construction techniques, new products, design ideas, and business solutions.
• MSDS Search National Repository
A searchable database of Material Safety Data Sheets for product manufacturers.
• Random Lengths
The most widely circulated and respected source of information for the wood products industry.
• Sweets Catalog
The construction industry's premier construction and building product marketplace.
• Thomas Register's Guide
Find information on brands, products, or services.
• US Census Bureau -- Construction Sector
Find economic indicators and statistics on residential construction and sales.
• US Department of Energy Building America Program
Building technologies for energy-efficient homes that are affordable to build.