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Founded in 1988, AACE has become the premier association fostering code compliance through its certification program, education, training and enforcement.
 
The ICC is a member focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process.
 
Free online NYS Codes
 
NAHB is a trade association that helps promote policies that make housing a national priority.  Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry and the public at large.
 
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans - particularly those with low- and moderate-incomes.  Our members administer HUD programs such as Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, CDBG and HOME.
 
Identifys the fundamentals, applications, Issues and Relevant Codes and Standards used in achieving a flood-resistant building.
 
The purpose of WOBO is to provide a world organization for building officials and code administrators.  The objectives are to advance the professional status of those engaged in the administration and enforcement of codes and standards.
 
 
The NYS Builders Association (NYSBA), founded in 1951, through partnership with its 16 local affiliates statewide and the National Association of Home Builders, strives to create a favorable business environment and enhance its members ability to provide quality housing for all New Yorkers.
 
The link above contains a list of names of active municipal code enforcement personnel who have successfully fulfilled the training requirements for Code Enforcement Offiicials persuant to Title 19 NYCRR, Part 434 and Part 1208 during calendar year 2010.
 
The division provides a variety of services related to the state's Uniform Fire Prevention and Buliding Code and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code.  In close coordination with community officials, DCEA oversees the enforcement practices of local governments in matters pertaining to building construction, fire prevention, and energy conservation.
 
NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 under Article 8, Title 9 and Title 9A of the State Public Authorities Law through the reconstruction of the NYS Atomic and Space Development Authority.  NYSERDA's earliest efforts focused solely on research and development with the goal of reducing the State's petroleum consumption.  Today, NYSERDA's aim is to help NY meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment.
 
 
 
 
Coastal                                                                                                                                                             
 
Professional certification offered through the Academy ensures that coastal, ocean, port and navigation engineers have specialized knowledge and skills in their field of practice.
 
the ASBPA was founded in 1926 by individuals who recognized the need for an organized effort to combat erosion, a serious problem in many coastal areas.
 
The AIWA proudly represents the interests of commercial and recreational users of the waterway.  The AIWA is the only organization dedicated to ensuring the future of the AIWW and, as such, has earned the reputation of being "The Voice of the Waterway".
 
Through Communities and Waterfronts, the DOS provides training, expert guidance and financial assistance to revitalize communities, protect and improve the environment, strengthen local economies and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal service delivery - making communities better places.
 
 
 
 
Dams                                                                                                                                                             
 
The Association of State Dam Safety Offiical's mission is to advance and improve the safety of dams by supporting the dam safety community and state dam safety programs, raising awareness of dam safety issues, facilitating cooperations, providing a forum for the exchange of information, representing dam safety interests before governments, providing outreach programs, and creating a unified community of dam safety advocates.
 
ICOLD leads the profession in setting standards and guidelines to ensure that dams are built and operated safely, efficiently, economically, and are environmentally sustainable and socially equitable.  ICOLD wishes to be the world's leading professional organization, dedicated to advancing the art and science of dam engineering and promoting the wise and sustainable development and management of world's water and hydropower resources.  ICOLD is assisting nations prepare to meet the challenges of the 21st century in the development and management of the world's water and hydropower resources.
 
The vision of the USSD is to be the nation's leading organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the role of dams for the benefit of society.  The USSD is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of dam engineering, construction, planning, operation, performance, rehabilitation, decommissioning, maintenance, security and safety.
 
The Department is concerned with the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the people of the State of New York and the conservation and protection of its natural resources.  The functions of the Department's Dam Safety Section include: safety inspection of dams; technical review of proposed dam construction or modification, monitoring of remedial work for compliance with dam safety criteria and emergency preparedness.
 
The Commission's responsibilities include: Issuance of licenses for the construction of a new project; Issuance of licenses for the continuance of an existing project (relicensing); and Oversight of all ongoing project operations, including dam safety inspections and environmental monitoring.
 
 
 
 
Emergency Management 
 
The International Association of Emergency Managers, which has more than 5,000 members worldwide, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters.
 
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy.  Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.
 
NAPO is established to provide a powerful, effective and respected voice for its member organizations and to educate the public with regard to achieving improved public safety and crime reduction.  The objective of this organization shall be to unite all police officer organizations with the United States and surrounding nations, territories and islands in order to promote and maintain federal legislation most beneficial to law enforcement in general and the protection of the citizend os this Nation.
 
NEMA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association dedicated to enhancing public safety by improving the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters and threats to our nation's security.  NEMA is the professional assocation of and for emergency management directors from all 50 states, eight US territories, and the District of Columbia.
 
Chartered in 1940, the NSA is a professional association dedicated to serving the office of sheriff and its affiliates through police education, police training, and general law enforcement information resources.  NSA represents thousands of sheriffs, deputies and other law enforcement, public safety professionals, and concerned citizens nationwide.
 
USFRA is a non-profit, professional and social network of firefighters, EMS, rescue, police officers, military and civilian support teams.  The purpose of the US First Responders Association shall be to advance the profession of fire, emergency, police and military services through proactive community leadership, education, advocacy, policy, procedure, and guidelines that would best help our emergency sevices provide aid to teh citizens of the US and worldwide.
 
NYSEMA is a non-profit, professional association dedicated to improving the state's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all natural and man-made threats.
 
 
 
Engineering
 
The Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers is an elite group comprised of nearly 200 Diplomates who have gone through many years of training and experience to become eligible for Board Certification.  The Academy is a way to recognize engineers who hav a special knowledge and experience in the fields of civil engineering that comprise ACOPNE.
 
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry.  Council members, numbering more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country, are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy, and enhance and safeguard America's quality fo life.
 
The American Academy of Environmental Engineering and Scientists is dedicated to improving the practice, elevating the standards and advancing the cause of environmental engineering and environmental science.  AAEES is dedicated to excellence in the practice of environmental engineering and environmental science to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare to enable humankind to co-exist in harmony with nature.
 
The AAWRE is a non-profit organization formed in 2004 by water resources engineers who were members of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession of water resources engineering.  The Academy created the voluntary, post-license Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) credential to provide professional engineers an opportunity to gain further recognition in the broad field of water resources engineering.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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