The ConsensusDocs Coalition was founded in 2007 under the leadership of 20 organizations in the architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry, with one goal in mind: to transform construction by developing contracts and documents that protect the best interests of the project. In order to do so, the ConsensusDocs Coalition created a process dependent upon — trust, collaboration, and innovation.
Our Coalition consists now of over 40 national associations, including AGC (Associated General Contractors of America), ABC (Association of Builders and Contractors), COAA (Construction Owners Association of America), ASA (American Subcontractors Association), MCAA (Mechanical Contractors Association of America), and many others representing more than 300,000 companies and individual members in the design and construction industry.
It's through that lens and unity that we are committed to assuring that the contracts and products created serve the best interests of the project and the industry.
Meet Our Coalition Members
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the HVACR community, working together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments. Our roots stretch back to the early part of the 20th century, and the organization was incorporated in its present form over 40 years ago. ACCA is the only nationwide organization of, by and for the small businesses that design, install and maintain indoor environmental systems.
AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) is a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of independent third-party commissioning professionals. ACG strives to promote a better understanding of the commissioning process by educating, training, and certifying qualified individuals as Certified Commissioning Authorities (CxAs), and Certified Commissioning Technicians (CxTs). Established in 2004 to better serve the growing commissioning community, ACG's fundamental principles include independence, certification, and training and education.
American Council of Independent Laboratories
ACIL is the trade association representing independent, commercial scientific and testing laboratories. Its members are professional services firms engaged in testing, product certification, consulting, and research and development. Affiliated membership is available to manufacturer’s laboratories, consultants, and suppliers to the industry.
American Institute of Constructors (AIC)
AIC is a non-profit organization that serves as the national qualifying body of professional constructors. Among AIC’s purposes is to promote excellence in the industry by establishing standards of ethics and competence, promoting the advancement of construction-related fields, and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas within the industry. Over 2,000 professionals each year sit for AIC’s Associate Constructor (AC) or Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) certification examinations.
American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)
The American Society of Professional Estimators serves construction estimators by providing education, ethics, standards, certification, fellowship, and opportunities for professional development. The ultimate goal is Professionalism. Every construction project should start with a professionally prepared estimate. The more professional the estimator and the estimate, the more likely the project will be on budget and with less problems.
American Subcontractors Association, Inc. (ASA)
ASA is a non-profit, national, membership trade association of 5,500 subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and suppliers in the construction industry.
Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)
The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1953. Today, AWI represents nearly 4,000 members consisting of architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals and students from around the world.
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)
ABC is a national association representing more than 24,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry across the U.S.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
AGC, the voice of the construction industry, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry related companies dedicated to skill, integrity, and responsibility. The association provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.
Associated Specialty Contractors, Inc. (ASC)
ASC is an "umbrella organization" of nine national associations of construction specialty contractors, whose combined membership totals more than 25,000 firms.
Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI)
Since 1918, AWCI has been serving wall and ceiling contractors, manufacturers, suppliers/distributors and others allied to the fields of acoustics, drywall, EIFS, fireproofing, insulation, plaster, steel framing, stucco and many other interior and exterior applications.
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
CFMA is "The Source & Resource for Construction Financial Professionals" and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the construction financial professional. Established in 1981, CFMA’s General Members include financial professionals working for contractors, developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals, and material and equipment suppliers. Associate Members include accounting, insurance, surety, software, legal and banking specialists who serve the construction industry. CFMA has more than 7,000 members in 88 chapters throughout the U.S.
Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT)
CIRT is exclusively composed of approximately 100 CEOs from the leading architectural, engineering and construction firms and its mission is to be a leading force for positive change in the design / construction industry while helping members improve the overall performance of their individual companies.
Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)
Construction Owners Association of America supports project owners' success in the design and construction of buildings and facilities through education, information and developing relationships within the industry.
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross–section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors and building materials suppliers. The organization has 146 chapters and more than 13,000 members. CSI is renowned in the industry for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of accurate and concise construction documents. CSI provides continuing education, professional conferences and product shows.
The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT)
CURT provides a forum for the exchange of information, views, practices and policies of various owners at the national level by construction and engineering executives representing major corporations that are among the largest consumers in the construction industry.
Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) is a non-profit international association of construction industry professional committed to real time dispute avoidance and resolution through the use of Dispute Boards. Members represent owner organizations and employers, architects, engineer, contractors, legal professional, funding agencies and consultants.
Door and Hardware Institute (DHI)
DHI is an association proudly serving door security and safety professionals, and the dynamic companies they represent, in the non-residential construction industry. Through education, advocacy, accreditation and facilitated networking, we provide members with the collective intelligence to meet the security and safety needs of their customers.
FCA International (FCA)
FCA International is a contractor organization with over 7,000 signatory contractor members performing work in architectural glass & metal, drywall finishing, flooring, industrial coating, painting & wallcovering and sign & display. FCA is building a better future for the construction industry by advocating, educating and legislating to meet the needs of its signatory contractor members.
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors. IEC believes in developing and fostering a stronger economy through the level of quality and services its members provide to the industry.
Lean Construction Institute (LCI)
LCI's purpose is to reform the management of production in design, engineering and construction for capital facilities. LCI developed the Lean Project Delivery System™ (LPDS) that applies principles pioneered in manufacturing to construction.
Modular Building Institute (MBI)
The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving modular construction. Members are manufacturers, contractors, and dealers in two distinct segments of the industry: permanent modular construction (PMC) and relocatable buildings (RB). Associate members are companies supplying building components, services, and financing. MBI strives to keep up with the latest trends of the modular/offsite construction industry and has expanded its membership over the years to include architects, owner/developers, and general contractors.
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is a national trade association representing the industry’s most innovative and forward-thinking mechanical construction, plumbing and service firms.
National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA)
NACA was created to enhance the control environment related to construction projects, by addressing the needs of auditors who spend a significant amount of their efforts auditing and controlling projects, and owners and management who want to improve their knowledge base of contracts and process controls, thereby improving the overall product delivered to their customers. NACA grants the designation of Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and Construction Control Professional (CCP) to individuals with the expertise in these areas.
National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED)
Since 1908, the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) has served as the trade association for the electrical distribution industry. NAED is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the electrical distribution channel.
National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA)
NASFA's mission is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of state facility administration practices for the planning, development, operations and maintenance of state facilities, including hospitals, prisons, parks, and colleges and universities.
National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP)
NASBP is the international organization of professional surety bond producers and brokers and represents over 5,000 personnel who specialize in surety bonding, provide performance and payments bonds for the construction industry, and issue other types of surety bonds for guaranteeing performance.
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
In NAWIC's 55 years of service to its membership, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction, from tradeswomen to business owners. NAWIC has a membership of more than 4,500, with more than 165 chapters nationwide and affiliations around the world.
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
NECA is the voice of the $100 billion industry responsible for lighting, power, and communication systems in buildings and communities across the United States. NECA advances the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.
National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
The National Ground Water Association is the hallmark organization for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. A nonprofit organization, NGWA is comprised of more than 13,000 U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, scientists and engineers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Our purpose is to provide guidance to members, government representatives and the public for sound scientific, economic and beneficial development, protection and management of the world's groundwater resources.
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
NRCA is the voice of professional roofing contractors worldwide. It is an association of roofing, roof deck, and waterproofing contractors; industry-related associate members, including manufacturers, distributors, architects, consultants, engineers, and city, state, and government agencies; and international members. NRCA has more than 3,800 members from all 50 states and 54 countries.
National Subcontractors Alliance (NSA)
NSA was formed to keep open lines of communication between its members, which is currently comprised of 14 member organizations, with a total membership of over 3,500 member firms.
National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)
With over 1300 active members, the National Tile Contractors Association is dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. The association, established in 1947, is widely recognized as the largest tile contractor association in the world, and is active in the development of installation standards as well as best business practices. NTCA has a strong, dedicated staff, comprised of association and industry trained professionals, focusing on regional and national training programs, career and apprenticeship development, business support, and networking opportunities. NTCA takes great pride in being known as the Voice of the Tile Contractor.
National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
NUCA – Representing Utility and Excavation Contractors. NUCA is the only national organization working effectively in Washington for the underground utility and excavation construction industry to address the nation’s decaying infrastructure. NUCA represents contractors, suppliers and manufacturers involved in water, sewer, gas, electric, telecommunications, site work and other segments of the industry across the country. NUCA unites the industry to address common problems and strengthen the industry.
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)
For over 120 years, PDCA has served as the leader of the painting and decorating profession and industry. PDCA is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, and business education of the entire painting and decorating profession and industry through standards development, industry specific publication, advocacy and company accreditation.
Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC)
PHCC is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and training of the industry, for the protection of our environment and the health, safety, and comfort of society. PHCC's more than 4,100 contractor members work in the residential, commercial, new construction, industrial and service and repair industry segments.
Retail Contractors Association (RCA)
The Retail Contractors Association is a national organization of high caliber contractors united to provide a solid foundation of ethics, quality, and professionalism in the retail industry. Through our programs, educational offerings, and networking opportunities, we promote excellence, safety, ethical practices; establish industry standards; foster cooperation; exchange ideas, information & solutions; and explore new trends in the retail construction industry.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA)
SMACNA's mission is to provide products, services, and representation to enhance members' businesses, markets, and profitability. SMACNA has 1,944 members throughout the U.S. and internationally.
The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA)
SFAA, whose member companies collectively write the majority of surety and fidelity bonds in the United States, represents its member companies in matters of common interest before various federal, state and local government agencies.
United States Hispanic Construction Association (USHCA)
The United States Hispanic Construction Association (USHCA) is a US based organization representing Hispanics in construction and is proud of the work ethic, dedication and positive contributions that Hispanics have made to the United States. The USHCA is built and driven by a commitment to integrity, transparency and the advancement and growth of Hispanic businesses in the construction industry. The USHCA is also committed to advocate and promote for workplace safety and career advancement on behalf of the growing number of Hispanics in the construction industry workforce.
Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA (WCOE)
WCOE was conceived in 1983 by 11 women who envisioned a national association to custom fit their unique business needs in the construction industry. They formed Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA to promote opportunities and business for women-owned firms and policy-making executives in the construction industry. WCOE's national member-businesses include general contractors, top-level policy-making executives, architects, engineers, construction project managers, subcontractors and other business women and professionals related to the construction industry.
Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA)
WWEMA is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1908 to represent the interests of companies that manufacture products sold to the potable water and wastewater treatment industries. Its mission is to inform, educate and provide leadership on issues which affect the worldwide water and wastewater equipment industry.