LINKS

NEW ZEALAND

Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA)
www.aqa.org.nz
The AQA was formed in response to the need for an industry group that could represent aggregate suppliers on a range of issues, as well as liaise with specifiers and end users of the materials.

Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ)
www.acenz.org.nz
ACENZ represents the consulting industry for engineering and related professionals. Its mission is to influence positively the business environment in which members operate, to raise the profile of the industry and the Association and to assist members to improve their business potential, upgrade the quality of their services and achieve their financial goals.

Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ)
www.ccanz.org.nz
By blending technical and marketing disciplines, as well as balancing growth opportunities with support for existing markets, CCANZ aims to ensure that industry decision makers realise the full potential of concrete. With over 250 corporate and individual members, those that seek to better understand concrete as key to a sustainable built environment include architects, designers, engineers, building contractors and students.

Concrete Pumping Association of New Zealand (CPANZ)
www.cpanz.co.nz
CPANZ recognises a need to operate under a code of practise guideline to maintain a high standard of safe practice throughout the concrete pump industry. CPANZ is made up of companies, individuals, and representatives who are concerned with the overall improvement of safety of concrete pumping in New Zealand.

Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Building and Housing
www.dbh.govt.nz
MBIE's vision is for a building and housing market that delivers good quality homes and buildings for New Zealanders that contribute to strong communities and a prosperous economy. MBIE is responsible for regulation and dispute resolution in New Zealand's building and housing sector.

New Zealand Centre for Advanced Engineering (CAENZ)
www.caenz.com
CAENZ seeks to advance social progress and economic growth for New Zealand through broadening national understanding of emerging technologies and facilitating early adoption of advanced technology solutions.

New Zealand Concrete Masonry Association (NZCMA)
www.nzcma.org.nz
The NZCMA have a range of objectives, which include to commission concrete masonry research, assist with the development of concrete masonry related building codes, regulation and legislation, promote the efficient and safe use of concrete masonry products, ensure member’s concrete masonry products meet or exceed the high quality standards required by the relevant NZ Standards, and undertake concrete masonry marketing activities.

New Zealand Concrete Plant Audit Scheme
www.rmcplantaudit.org.nz
The Scheme provides an independent audit of a ready-mix concrete plant's own quality system to ensure compliance with NZS 3104:2003 'Concrete Production' (including amendments 1 & 2) and the relevant parts of related documents.

New Zealand Concrete Society (NZCS)
www.concretesociety.org.nz
The NZCS facilitates the sharing of industry knowledge, participates in the development of concrete and construction & provides a foundation for building valuable business networks, in New Zealand & overseas.

New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)
www.nzia.co.nz
The NZIA represents more than 90 percent of all registered architects in New Zealand. It is a professional body supporting the needs of its members through a range of services. But it also has another role. It is committed to promoting architecture that enhances the living environment of all New Zealanders.

New Zealand Masonry Trades Registration Board (NZMTRB)
www.mtrb.org.nz
The NZMTRB carries out an admission evaluation prior to registering a mason as having sufficient skills and experience to construct structural masonry and/or brickwork.

New Zealand Master Concrete Placers' Association (NZMCPA)
www.mcpa.org.nz
The NZMCPA provides its members leadership, advocacy, professional development, promotion and partnering. The member requirements to be a true "Master Concrete Placer", are a strict standard of knowledge and practical experience which must be demonstrated, both in terms of workmanship and business acumen.

New Zealand Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NZRMCA)
www.nzrmca.org.nz
The NZRMCA strives to promote, aid, foster, research, develop and protect the interests of the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry within New Zealand by whatever means the Association may think fit

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)
www.nzsee.org.nz
The NZSEE provides a forum for technical debate, promotes reconnaissance of local and overseas earthquakes, is involved in the evolution of relevant legislation and regulations, and contributes to planning for, response to, and recovery from, earthquakes.

Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ)
www.ipenz.org.nz
IPENZ is the professional body, which represents professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand. IPENZ provides services for about 10,000 members, who are classified into various membership classes according to their levels of education and extent of experience in engineering practice.

Precast New Zealand Incorporated (PCNZ)
www.precastnz.org.nz
PCNZ seeks to promote, aid, foster, research, develop and protect the interests of the precast concrete industry within New Zealand.

INTERNATIONAL

Aggregate Research Industries
www.aggregateresearch.com
AggregateResearch.com is a resource for practical solutions, as well as technical and industry information. It contains valuable, free services and/or patented online software to create the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost.

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
www.concrete.org
The ACI is a non-profit technical and educational society established in 1904, and is today one of the world's leading authorities on concrete technology. As its chartered objective states, its purpose is to provide a comradeship in finding the best ways to do concrete work of all kinds and in spreading that knowledge.

American Concrete Paving Association (ACPA)
www.pavement.com
The ACPA is the premier national trade organization for concrete paving contractors, cement and material producers, equipment manufacturers and any company with an interest in concrete airports, highways, roads, streets and industrial pavements.

American Concrete Pipe Association
www.concrete-pipe.org
The ACPA is a non-profit organization, composed primarily of manufacturers of concrete pipe and related conveyance products located throughout the United States, Canada and in over 40 foreign countries. ACPA membership also includes manufacturers of equipment and/or providers of products and services related to the concrete pipe industry.

British Cement Association (BCA)
www.cementindustry.co.uk
BCA is the trade and research organisation that represents the interests of the UK's cement industry at national and European levels. In pursuit of its goal of encouraging the greater and better use of cement and concrete, the BCA has an establishment of technical and support staff, including leading authorities on environment, legislation, materials, standards and engineering.

British In-situ Concrete Paving Association (Britpave)
www.britpave.org.uk
Britpave provides members and clients alike with networking opportunities and aims to develop technical excellence and best practice in key cement and concrete markets through its publications, seminars, study tours and the production of a range of publications and other media.

British Precast
www.britishprecast.org
British Precast aims to promote precast concrete in the construction market and disseminate information.

Building Research Establishment (BRE)
www.bre.co.uk
BRE is the UK's leading centre for research into all aspects of buildings and construction and the prevention of fire.

Cement & Concrete Institute of South Africa (C&CI)
www.cnci.org.za
C&CI seeks to promote the interests and general advancement of the portland cement and construction industries as a whole, as well as increase the market share of concrete for its members, in the building materials sector.

Cement, Concrete Aggregates Australia (CCAA)
www.concrete.net.au
The CCAA is a non-profit organisation funded by Australian Cement Companies whose products are manufactured using modern techniques and in accordance with world’s best practice to comply with Australian Standards and satisfy the special needs of the Australian Construction Industry.

Concrete Bridge Development Group
www.cbdg.org.uk
CBDG seeks to improve the design and construction of concrete bridges.

Concrete Centre (UK)
www.concretecentre.com
The Concrete Centre is the central development organisation for the UK cement and concrete industry and our aim is to assist all those involved in design and construction to realise the full potential of concrete.

Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)
www.concreteinstitute.com.au
The CIA is an independent, non-profit organisation made up of many members who share a common interest in staying at the forefront of concrete technology, design & construction in this country.

Concrete Pipe Association of Australasia (CPAA)
www.concpipe.asn.au
The CPAA publishes technical manuals, technical bulletins and promotional bulletins on concrete pipes, associated products and competing materials; conduct seminars and training programs; produce design aids; conduct research; support the quality standards of the industry; provide a technical advisory service which is freely available to all specifiers, installers, asset managers and owners of pipeline systems; represent the industry as appropriate to specifying and government authorities; and promote the Association and its members as responsible, innovative, technically competent, environmentally conscious and market aware.

Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA)
www.csda.org
CSDA is an international non-profit trade association of contractors, manufacturers, and affiliated members of the concrete construction and renovation industry with more than 450 international members. The CSDA mission is to promote the selection of professional sawing and drilling contractors and the use of their methods.

Concrete Society (UK)
www.concrete.org.uk
The Society provides UK industry with a source for information retrieval and a forum for debate and action.

European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU)
www.cembureau.be
CEMBUREAU is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe. The Association acts as spokesperson for the cement industry before the European Union institutions and other public authorities, and communicates the industry’s views on all issues and policy developments with regard to technical, environmental, energy and promotional issues

National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA)
www.precast.org
An international trade association, NPCA represents manufacturers of plant produced precast concrete products and companies that provide the equipment, supplies and services to make these products

National Precast Concrete Association of Australia (NPCAA)
www.npcaa.com.au
NPCAA represents manufacturers of factory-produced, precast concrete products, and companies that provide equipment, supplies and services to the industry. It seeks to promote and represent manufacturers of high quality factory-made precast concrete components and promote precast concrete as the material of choice to the building and civil construction industry.

Portland Cement Association (PCA)
www.cement.org
PCA offer market development, education, research and technical services.

Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)
www.post-tensioning.org
PTI is dedicated to expanding post-tensioning applications through marketing, education, research, teamwork, and code development while advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, profitability, and use of post-tensioning systems.

Precast Concrete Paving and Kerb Association (Interpave)
www.paving.org.uk
Interpave is committed to promoting and developing concrete block paving, paving flags and kerbs - ranging from domestic uses to the most taxing heavy industrial applications. Interpave represents the UK’s leading manufacturers and is a product association of the British Precast Concrete Federation Ltd (BPCF).

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
www.pci.org
The PCI is dedicated to fostering greater understanding and use of prestressed and precast concrete.

RILEM
www.rilem.org
RILEM seeks to advance scientific knowledge related to construction materials, systems and structures and to encourage transfer and application of this knowledge worldwide. This is to be achieved through collaboration of leading experts in construction practice and science including academics, researchers, testing laboratories and authorities.

Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA)
www.tilt-up.org
The TCA is a dedicated group of contractors, professionals, and manufacturers with the interest of improving the quality and acceptance of Tilt-Up construction. TCA seeks to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method by providing education and resources that enhance quality and performance.

NZRMCA Driver Training video

CCANZ Flexural Tensile Strength Test video

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CCANZ STUDENT WORKSHOP GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 12 Nov 2014 - CCANZ STUDENT WORKSHOP GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH The third CCANZ ArchEng Workshop was recently held in Christchurch, with 22 architecture and structural engineering students from across New Zealand in attendance......
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