Construction Administration Resources and Associations

American Council for Construction Education
1717 North Loop 1604 East, Suite 320
San Antonio, TX
Tel: (210) 495-6161

For industry news, information on membership for college students, and certification opportunities, contact
American Institute of Constructors/Constructor Certification Commission
700 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA
Tel: (703) 683-4999

For information on chapters for college students, contact
Associated General Contractors of America
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA
Tel: (703) 548-3118

For industry news and certification opportunities, contact
Construction Management Association of America
7926 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 800
McLean, VA
Tel: (703) 356-2622

For information about careers in the construction trades, contact
National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Tel: (800) 368-5242

For information on industry standards, available training programs, and career information, contact
National Center for Construction Education & Research
13614 Progress Boulevard
Alachua, FL
Tel: (888) 622-3720

Read publications such as CMAdvisor to learn more about trends in the industry and potential employers.

  1. Visit the following Web sites for job listings:
    Career HQ
    Build your future
    I hire constructions
  2. Join professional associations, such as the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), to access training and networking resources, industry publications, and employment opportunities.
  3. Attend the annual convention of the CMAA to network and interview for jobs.



The American Design Drafting Association offers education and certification programs, networking opportunities, and other resources for design drafting and graphics professionals.
American Design Drafting Association (ADDA)
105 East Main Street
Newbern, TN, 38059-1526
Tel: (731) 627-0802
Fax: (731) 627-9321

The American Institute of Architects provides advocacy, information, and community to architecture professionals.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., 20006-5292
Tel: (800) 242-3837
Fax: (202) 626 7547

The American Society of Interior Designers offers career support, education, awards and competitions, and various events for interior designers and interior design students.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
1152 15th Street NW, Suite 910
Washington, D.C., 20005-1798
Tel: (202) 546-3480
Fax: (202) 546-3240

The American Society of Landscape Architects is a national association that works to increase the public’s awareness of and appreciation for the landscape architectue profession.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20001-3736
Tel: (888) 999-2752
Tel2: (202) 898-2444
Fax: (202) 898-1185

The Association of Architecture Organizations serves a membership that includes architecture centers, design professionals, architecture and design schools, educators, historic preservation trusts, museums, among others.
Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO)
224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 116
Chicago, IL, 60604-2517
Tel: (312) 561-2143
Fax: (312) 922-2607

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation provides information on accredited college degree programs in interior design in the United States and Canada.
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-4014
Tel: (616) 458-0400
Fax: (616) 458-0460

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards offers information on registration or licensing requirements for landscape architects in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)
1840 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 200
Reston, VA, 20190-5351
Tel: (571) 432-0332

The National Architectural Accrediting Board accredits professional degrees in architecture offered by accredited institutions.
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 410
Washington, D.C., 20036-4351
Tel: (202) 783-2007
Fax: (202) 783-2822

The National Council for Interior Design Qualification provides education and certification programs for interior design professionals.
National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 210
Alexandria, VA, 22314-2871
Tel: (202) 721-0220
Fax: (202) 721-0221

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards regulates the practice of architecture by developing and applying standards for licensure and credentialing of architects.
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
1801 K Street, NW, Suite 700K
Washington, D.C., 20006-1310
Tel: (202) 879-0520
Fax: (202) 783-0290

Earnings for construction managers vary based on the manager’s experience, the type of employer, and the location of the work. The median annual income for construction managers was $87,400 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent of these workers had annual earnings of less than $52,350; the highest paid 10 percent made more than $155,200. Construction managers typically receive benefits such as health insurance, paid vacation and sick days, and eligibility for retirement savings plans.

Cost Estimators

For information on certification and educational programs, contact
American Society of Professional Estimators
2525 Perimeter Place Drive, Suite 103
Nashville, TN
Tel: (615) 316-9200

For information on certification and a nationwide listing of available jobs, visit the ICEAA Web site.
International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA)
8221 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 106
Vienna, VA
Tel: (703) 938-5090