The Arizona Masonry Guild has played a significant role in shaping the residential and commercial building industry during the past 50 years with programs of value, (mainly educationally oriented) for both the industry and general public. The Guild has contributed to the economic development of Arizona and the advancement of technology and education, new product development, improved construction standards, enhanced safety policies and increased the energy efficiency of masonry products.
Promote and advance the use of natural stone by positioning our members as "the source" of knowledge, information, products and services for the design community and end user.
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.
The Mason Contractors Association of America is a national trade association representing masonry contractors and suppliers in national legislative and political affairs, codes and standards composition, workforce development, education, market promotion and general industry advocacy.
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.
The Masonry Society (TMS) is the premier professional, technical, and educational society dedicated to the advancement in knowledge of masonry technology. The Society was founded in 1977.
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.
Sustainable Concrete Products for Structures and Hardscapes. Online design and construction resource for the manufactured concrete products and hardscapes industry.
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.
Western States Clay Products Association was formed in 1962 by brick manufacturers in the Western United States to develop technical information for enhancing quality use of clay brick construction with special attention directed to the seismic performance of clay brick.