Resources & Links
The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance (WMA) prides itself on being the voice of masonry for the state of Wisconsin. This is achieved through the creation and ongoing fostering of industry relationships to better promote masonry across our state.
Mason Contractors Association
of America (MCAA)
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing mason contractors. The MCAA is committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry by providing continuing education, advocating fair codes and standards, fostering a safe work environment, recruiting future manpower, and marketing the benefits of masonry materials.
CLICK HERE for a List of MCAA Educational Webinars
AIA Wisconsin: A Society of The American Institute of Architects
AIA Wisconsin is the statewide society of The American Institute of Architects. With over 1,400 members, AIA Wisconsin represents architects in private practice, business, industry, government and education, as well as interns, allied professionals and students. Its mission is to serve members, advance their value and improve the quality of our built environment.
The Brick Industry - Heartland Region
Heartland Brick (a.k.a. the Heartland Region of The Brick Industry Association, formerly Heartland Brick Council) is a not-for-profit association of Midwest clay brick manufacturers. Like most industry associations we market and support our products in various ways and serve as a gateway to the industry as a whole. Heartland Brick has a particular interest in communities, which is the foundation for our program of free community planning assistance.
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), is an association of producers of concrete masonry products, and suppliers of products and services related to the industry. NCMA offers a variety of technical services and design aids through publications, computer programs, slide presentations and technical training.
MasonrySystems.org is the brainchild of the Masonry Executives Council (MEC), a coalition of professionals from more than two dozen masonry associations. Their goal is to provide a unified source of inspiration and information about masonry design and construction. By working together, they're striving to make it easier for architects, engineers, developers, school boards, and city officials to choose to use masonry for their buildings.
Portland Cement Company
Founded in 1916, the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs.
Where cement and concrete are concerned, so is the Portland Cement Association: in manufacturing, in raising the quality of construction, in improving our product and its uses, in contributing to a better environment.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI)
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI)
CSI was founded in March 1948 by the specification writers of government agencies who came together to improve the quality of construction specifications. The Institute’s efforts were essential in improving construction specification quality so that it could meet the demands of the post-war construction boom. Development of specifications best practices, promulgating standards/formats, professional education, and certification were cornerstones of the Institute.
BIM is an acronym that stands for an object, a "building information model" and also a process for creating and using that object, "building information modeling".
BIM is expanding quickly within the construction industry worldwide. However, the masonry industry is not well represented. Therefore, there is a need to develop BIM tools for masonry to maintain market share. With that intent, an Initiative was formed in 2012 specifically to advance BIM for masonry.
AGC of Wisconsin
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin is the leading professional trade association for the commercial construction industry in Wisconsin.
The chapter represents over 230 members that include: large and small general and specialty contractors; union and open shop contractors; members working in a variety of markets; and industry related service providers and suppliers.
Beginning in 2020, the AGC of Wisconsin partnered with the Wisconsin Masonry Alliance, to assume the management role of WMA’s organizational operations. WMA’s new headquarters are based in Madison at the AGC office.
Masonry Technology Foundation
The Masonry Technology Foundation of Wiscosnin (MTFW) was created to promote careers in masonry to high school and technical college students in Wisconsin.
MTFW created an adoption program whereby contractors or groups of contractors or individuals or other entities could adopt a particular High School Masonry Module program. One to two week modules that teach the basics of masonry as a career are becoming available in many high schools in the state through MTFW coordinated industry folks and enthusiastic Tech Ed Teachers.
Masonry Alliance for Codes
MACS is a member-based association that consists of masonry-related industry professionals whose goal is to ensure fair and equitable representation of masonry materials and practices in today’s building codes and standards.