Resources // Professional Organizations

  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

    Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

  • International Building Performance Simulation Association

    IBPSA is founded to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings worldwide.

  • The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

    The mission of CSI is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.

    CSI is a national association of more than 13,000 volunteers, including specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are experts in building construction and the materials used therein.

    Our construction administration coordinator, Barbe Shaffer, CDT, and construction administrator, Tony Hawkinson, CDT, LEED Green Associate, are members of the Richmond chapter. Tony is currently serving as the secretary and Barbe is a former president.

  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

    Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 23,000 members in 85 countries.

    Our construction administration coordinator, Barbe Shaffer, CDT, serves as the Richmond Chapter administrator.

  • InfoComm International

    InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries.

    Our chief technology systems engineer, Kevin Kosker, EIT, RCDD, CTS, is a member.


  • Design Build Insitute of America (DBIA)

    The Design-Build Institute of America is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.


    BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies.

    Our chief technology systems engineer, Kevin Kosker, EIT, RCDD, CTS, is a member of the association's technology systems group.

  • Virginia Council of CEOs

    The Council was founded in 2002 by a group of small business CEOs who sought to connect and learn from other CEOs in the area. The goal was to find a forum to comfortably test new ideas, get “unstuck,” and think differently about their business.

    The Council has evolved from its initial membership of 25 to more than 160 CEOs today who participate in monthly roundtable discussions, quarterly luncheons, Knowledge Network meetings, and annual retreats.

    Our CEO, Mike Matthews, PE, is a member.

  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

    The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services.

    One of our senior electrical engineers, David Lockwood, serves on the board of the IES Richmond chapter.

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

    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 of life.

    H&A is a member of ACEC and provides local support at the state level by participating in the Virginia chapter. President, Michael Matthews, PE, serves as the past president of the Virginia chapter. He is also an ACEC National Fellow and vice chair of the Executive Committee.

    Director of International Federal Programs, Benjamin Lilly, PE, serves as the past president of the Virginia Chapter's central region.

  • Fire Science Online

    Fire Science Online was founded in 2011 and serves those looking for fire science education and fire safety information.  Most recently, the organization has broadened its scope to address several public safety and service careers such as homeland security, EMTs, forestry, and criminal justice to name a few.  Fire Science Online was funded by private donations and remains non-commercial and advertisement free.



  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

    ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

    H&A mechanical engineer, Michael Saweikis, serves on an ASHRAE Richmond chapter committee.

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

    The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

    The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad.

  • Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

    The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers

    The Society of Fire Protection Engineers was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 4000 members in the United States and abroad, and over 75 regional chapters.

    The purpose of the Society is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.

  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

    The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

    With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, nearly 16,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 170,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013.


  • The Society of Industrial Security Professionals (NCMS)

    NCMS was founded in 1964 by a group of government and industry security classification managers and administrators who recognized the importance of establishing a society, national in scope, to advance the practice of Classification Management as a profession.  The purpose of the Society is to advance the practice of classification management in the disciplines of industrial security, information security, government designated unclassified information, and intellectual property, and to foster the highest qualities of security professionalism among its members.

    H&A's Facility Security Officer, Kathy Lester, is a member of the organization.