American Institute of Architecture (AIA)
LCS is an associate member of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA). The AIA is based in Washington, D.C. and is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as a voice for the architecture profession and a resource for its members in service to society. The AIA carries out its goal through advocacy, information, and community. This information and further association details can be found at www.aia.org.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is an international organization of 51,000 members. ASHRAE meets its goal of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ASHRAE will be the global leader, the foremost source of technical and educational information, and the primary provider of opportunity for professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating. This information and further association details can be found at www.ashrae.org.
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience. This information and further association details can be found at www.ispe.org.
Clinical Lab Management Association (CLMA)
The Clinical Lab Management Association (CLMA) is a premier resource for laboratory professionals. They were founded in 1976 and are an international association with 4,000 clinical laboratory professionals. They provide leadership in the clinical laboratory industry supporting laboratory professionals at any stage of their career. They educate and advocate on behalf of their members and play a leadership role in enhancing the image and increasing the visibility of the profession. This information and further association details can be found at www.clma.org .
Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)
An association led by design and construction industry leaders, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) utilizes design-build and integrated project delivery methods with the goal of achieving high performance projects. Founded in 1993, the DBIA is the only organization of members who has brought together thousands of organizations and individuals from architects, engineers, public and private owners, general and specialty contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, students, college and university faculty, legal and finance professionals, and many others. As an industry of many parts, the DBIA unifies the design and construction industry as a whole. This information and further association details can be found at www.dbia.org.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors. This information and further Greater Houston Partnership information can be found at: www.abc.org.
The Construction Leadership Network (CLN)
The Construction Leadership Network (CLN) was formed on the principal of bringing together top construction entrepreneurs and their key personnel to exchange ideas and share best practices to improve the industry, themselves, and their organizations.
Bi-annual meetings are held where members have the opportunity to exchange information, share both successes and lessons learned, and form lifelong relationships with like-minded construction professionals. This environment of continuous improvement within their companies makes CLN contractors the most well-respected contractors in the industry. This information and further details about the network can be found at:www.constructionleaders.org
Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA)
Organized in 1988, the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) was created to meet the needs of an industry of lab designers and manufacturers of laboratory furniture. With a goal to create safe laboratory environments, SEFA members work closely with laboratory owners, architects, contractors and other groups in the industry striving to meet this goal. This information and further details about the association can be found at www.sefalabs.com.
Southern California Biomedical Council
LCS joined the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) in 2009 and has actively participated in their networking forums. SoCalBio is the trade association of the life-sciences industry in the Los Angeles area with a goal to represent and promote the medical device and biotechnology industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties as well as adjacent communities in the Inland Empire and Gold Coast. This information and further details about the council can be found at www.socalbio.org.