The Cast Stone Institute® was formed in 1927 by a group of visionary cast stone producers who identified the need to have a common voice for the cast stone industry. Today our mission remains, not only to be the authoritative spokesperson for cast stone, but also to provide expert counsel to the architectural and engineering communities.
As the leading technical organization on segmental concrete pavement systems, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute provides substantial resources to concrete paver producers, contractors, suppliers, design professionals and consultants. Members representing this growing industry support the association’s mission to increase the awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems while utilizing its wealth of resources to gain a competitive business edge.
In recognition of the influence codes and standards can have on the use of masonry materials, the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards is a coalition of masonry organizations representing national, state, and regional producer associations, material suppliers, mason contractor organizations, and organized labor promotional groups was established in 1995 to represent the interests of the masonry industry within various design and construction forums.
BlockStrong.org is the educational arms of the Southeastern Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) created to inform consumers, developers, design professionals, contractors and investors of the benefits and beauty of concrete block for multi-family, single family, commercial and institutional construction.
Manufactured Stone Veneer is a product that has the appearance of natural stone, but is manufactured with concrete. Today the veneer is increasing in popularity and being used to give commercial, residential and landscape applications a rich, upscale look.