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The AEC Café is a web site that provides
news on architecture, engineering, and construction industry technology. The site
includes information about companies, organizations, books, and jobs. It also
offers an e-catalog for vendors and products, links to software downloads, and
audio interviews with various industry leaders.
Design Drafting Association (ADDA)
The ADDA is an international,
non-profit, professional membership and educational organization founded in 1948
to help advance the profession of drafting and design. The ADDA offers several
types of membership, including professional, educational, supplier corporate,
institutional, and student. The site includes information on possible careers,
training programs, accreditation, certification, and ADDA publications and events.
Institute of Architects (AIA)
The American Institute of
Architects (AIA) is the professional association for architects. The site includes
a page, "What an architect can do for you," an architect locator tool,
and links for downloading software to create contracts or obtaining paper contracts.
Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
The AIAS is an
association that helps to enrich the educational experience of students interested
in architecture and design. The site includes information about membership, conferences
and events, competitions, sponsors, and links to other resources.
National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, nonprofit organization
that coordinates national and international standards for U.S. companies. Site
includes reference libraries, standards information, educational references, education
and training information, and a listing of web links.
Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Founded in 1893, the ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions
committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. The
site includes information about conferences, membership, activities, publications,
Welding Society (AWS)
AWS was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal
to advance the science, technology, and application of welding and related joining
disciplines. The site includes information about certification, educational programs,
internships, careers, publications, technical standards, and other services.
ASME International, formerly the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, is
a nonprofit educational and technical organization that publishes books, training
materials, etc., conducts training conferences and professional development courses,
and sets industrial and manufacturing standards. The site includes listings of
publications and information on education and training.
for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)
The ACADIA was formed in the early 1980s for the purpose of facilitating communication
and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture and building
science. ACADIA focuses on the software, hardware, and pedagogy involved in education.
The site includes information about membership, activities, journals, and external
Formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International is
a nonprofit organization that provides a global forum for the development and
publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems,
and services. The site includes information on standards, listings of technical
publications, and information on training courses.
the creators of AutoCAD, is a software company investing in people, software,
and technology to help customers realize their ideas while providing solutions
for creating, managing, and sharing digital assets. The site includes information
on consumer products and training, a searchable support database, and discussion
User Group International (AUGI)
User Group International (AUGI) is an independent organization working closely
with Autodesk aiming to assist its members by presenting programs, information,
and fostering communication among members to enhance their use of Autodesk products.
The site includes access to public forum through product communities and user
groups, training and educational programs, and publications.
is an on-line magazine that describes itself as the most complete source for essential
information about CAD and related CAM/CAE/PLM technologies in the key market segments
of AEC, MCAD, and GIS. The site includes discussion forums, a CAD video gallery,
job search tools, and links to both management and manufacturing resources.
is a web site that provides information about recent developments in the architectural
profession. The site includes news articles, job listings, forums, and résumé
postings and searches.
MCAD Café is a web site that provides current MCAD news, including product
and company information. The site offers news about job opportunities, companies,
and books related to MCAD, as well as links to software downloads and other resources.
of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
SME describes itself as the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing
education. The SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering
and helps keep manufacturing professionals up-to-date on leading trends and technologies.
The site includes information about upcoming events, training and certificate
programs, technical information, publications, and a library of resources.
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