Bridge Construction Resources & Links
Bridge Builders knows you want to be informed about critical issues that can affect you r timber. We have listed useful sites and bridge construction resources that can provide you with valuable information. We have also included links to noteworthy professional organizations to which Bridge Builders belong. We will update this page as we find new sites that may be useful to you.
AASHTO (The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments. Its guidelines provide important information about the load capacity and usage of highways in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
ASLA is an active advocate for the profession at the local, state and national levels on public policy issues including licensure, livable communities, surface transportation, the environment, historic preservation, small business issues, and more.
AITC is the national technical trade association of the structural glued laminated (glulam) timber industry. It provides much useful information about “glulam,” structural glued laminated timber, including design and manufacturing standards for the use of laminated glulam timber beams.
The ASGCA is a non-profit organization compromised of leading golf course designers in the United States and Canada. Its members are actively involved in the design of new courses and the renovation of older courses.
AWPA is a non-profit technical society founded in 1904 to provide a common forum for exchange of technical information between industry, research and users of treated wood.
CWC provides much information on the durability of wood products in addition to wood’s heritage, advantages and life span. Excellent case studies.
GCBAA is a non-profit trade association of the world’s foremost golf course builders and leading suppliers to the golf course construction industry. It provides comprehensive programs and services to construction contractors and specialists in regard to the changing regulations and technology of golf course construction.
GCSAA is the leading professional organization for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. Its members are recognized as authorities regarding issues related to golf course management.
NAHB serves the housing and building industries and the public at large. The NAHB Research Center provides independent, third-party testing of housing products and building systems assuring builders, remodelers, consumers, and the government that new building materials have passed stringent, quality assurance testing and meet or exceed codes and standards.
Southeast Discovery provides unbiased information to those interested to retire, relocate or purchase property in the Southeast. Learn more about retirement, golf communities and second homes in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia.
This site provides valuable information on the inherent characteristics such as high strength, durability, treatability and quality that make Southern Pine a desirable species for many building applications. Great information on green building.
SLDT, available in both print and digital formats, is a publication designed to serve surveyors, engineers, landscape architects, developers, and large-scale contractors involved in the land development industry.
TPC provides information on the use of timber piling to structural and geotechnical engineers. IT promotes the use of timber piles in the construction industry as an economical and environmentally sound and safe piling solution.
If you are constructing or modifying a new bridge or causeway across any navigable body of water, this booklet will assist you in your application for a mandatory Coast Guard bridge permit. It is a resource of major importance and one that, by all means, should be in your possession.
WERC is a USDA Forest Service facility with training facilities dedicated to improving efficiency in forest product manufacturing and wood utilization.
WPSC provides an objective, sound scientific analysis of water borne wood preservatives for a range of common applications with a focus on CCA. The data support that CCA-treated wood is safe when used as recommended.
WWPI is a resource for information on preservative treated wood products. It promotes the development and application of codes, standards and Quality Assurance programs to ensure products best meet the needs of the users.
Bridge Builders USA, Inc. donates to the following non-profit organizations which build bridges in personal relationships:
Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through active learning expeditions that inspire character development, leadership and service.
The John C. Campbell Folk School offers a unique combination of arts and crafts classes and instruction, rich history, beautiful mountain surroundings and an atmosphere of living and learning together.