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B&A works with a number of professional engineering and technical associations in both the USA and overseas. Among these are the following (listed in alphabetical order):

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
For over a century, North American steel producers have left their day-to-day rivalries behind to work as partners and members of the American Iron and Steel Institute in furthering its mission to promote steel as the material of choice and to enhance the competitiveness of the North American steel industry and its member companies.  AISI's overall mission centers around common goals and a clear vision for the future (1) to provide high-quality, value-added products to a wide array of customers, (2) to lead the world in innovation and technology in the production of steel, (3) to produce steel in a safe and environmentally friendly manner; and (4) to increase the market for North American Steel in both traditional and innovative applications.
Website: http://www.steel.org/

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.  The Institute's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
Website: http://www.ansi.org/

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM is dedicated to being the foremost developer and provider of voluntary consensus standards, related technical information, and services. Its standards are internationally recognized for quality and applicability that promote public health and safety, and the overall quality of life, contribute to the reliability of materials, products, systems and services; and facilitate national, regional, and international commerce.
Website: http://www.astm.org/

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
AWWA is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply. Founded in 1881, AWWA is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world. Its more than 50,000 members represent the full spectrum of the drinking water community: treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academicians, regulators, and others who hold genuine interest in water supply and public health. Membership includes more than 4,000 utilities that supply water to roughly 180 million people in North America.
Website: http://www.awwa.org/

Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA)
Founded in 1915, BOCA is a nonprofit membership association, comprised of more than 16,000 members who are directly or indirectly engaged in the construction and regulatory process. They span the building community, from code enforcement officials to materials. BOCA represents the full spectrum of code enforcement disciplines and construction industry interests and publishes model building codes.
Website: http://www.bocai.org/

NACE International
This corrosion & corrosion control technical association was established in 1943 as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers by eleven corrosion engineers in the pipeline industry. These founding members were involved in a regional cathodic protection group formed in the 1930s, when the study of cathodic protection was introduced. With more than fifty years of experience in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, NACE International has become the largest association whose membership is committed to the study of corrosion.
Website: http://www.nace.org/

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, and life safety to the public. Established in 1896, the mission of the international, nonprofit, member organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by developing and advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA is currently developing the first consensus-based building code. Membership in NFPA totals more than 69,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.  It is perhaps best known as the producers of the National Electric Code (NEC).
Website: http://www.nfpa.org/

NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company
NSF is an independent, not for profit organization providing a wide range of services around the world. For more than 55 years, NSF has been committed to public health, safety and protection of the environment. While focusing on food, water, indoor air and the environment, NSF develops national standards, provides learning opportunities through its Center for Public Health Education and provides third-party conformity assessment services while representing the interests of all stakeholders. The primary stakeholder groups include industry, the regulatory community and the public at large.
Website: http://www.nsf.org/

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional  society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures.  SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings serves its members and advances  the industry through standards, regulatory advocacy, education, and information  exchange.
Website: http://www.sspc.org/

Steel Tank Institute (STI)
Over 90 manufacturers of atmospheric steel storage tanks are members of Steel Tank Institute, a trade association formed in 1916. Throughout its existence, the focus of the organization has been to help manufacturers promote the safety and strength of steel as the best choice for petroleum and hazardous materials storage.
Website: http://www.steeltank.com/

United States Department of Transportation (US DOT)
The DOT includes the following agencies:
   Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)
   Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
   Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
   Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
   Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
   Maritime Administration (MARAD)
   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
   Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
   Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)
   Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)
   Surface Transportation Board (STB)
   Transportation Administrative Services Center (TASC)
   United States Coast Guard (USCG)

Website: http://www.dot.gov/

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment—air, water, and land—upon which life depends.
EPA’s purpose is to ensure that National efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information.  Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively.  Environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade; and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy.  Environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive. The United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.
Website: http://www.epa.gov/

US EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks (US EPA OUST)
The Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) was created in the summer of 1985 to carry out a Congressional mandate to develop and implement a new regulatory program for Underground Storage Tank (UST) systems.  The mission of the OUST program is to protect human health and environmental quality by creating conditions under which good management of Underground Storage Tank systems (USTs)is common business practice. Good tank management includes prevention, detection, and timely, cost-effective cleanup of releases. One of their goals is to prevent the creation of a new generation of leaking USTs. Reaching this goal requires that USTs be protected from corrosion, protected against spills and overfills, equipped to detect releases, and be properly installed and maintained.  Another goal is to ensure that UST releases are detected and cleaned up promptly and cost-effectively to the extent necessary to protect human health and the environment.  Regular monitoring of UST systems by owners and operators will ensure that releases are promptly detected.
Website: http://www.epa.gov/oust/

The National Science Foundation (US NSF)
US NSF is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/


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