Allied Organizations
Charles Pankow Foundation has realized significant mutual benefits from having allied our research strategies and programs with each of seven prominent, widely respected building industry organizations.

Common Traits
CPF and each of these seven allies share these common purposes and traits as they pertain to the U.S. building design and construction industry:

  • Serve the industry by supporting innovative advances in means and systems for better buildings
  • Invest in research projects which meet clearly established industry needs
  • Energize productive industry/academic research collaboration to produce highly effective research products
  • Deliver research products which provide immediate, practical value to practitioners
  • Disseminate research products widely and proactively, to gain attention of prospective users.

Our Mutual Endeavors
Each Ally has proven to be a valuable Industry Champion, advocating and supporting promising new research topics which CPF has determined to fund. In many cases, our Ally has contributed significant co-funding to the grantee which is carrying out a CPF-sponsored research project.

As well, CPF Allies are inherently committed to the dissemination into practice of the new knowledge which is delivered by CPF research grantees. CPF seeks and respects their allied efforts, dedicated to the mission of attaining adoption by practitioners of our R/P's

Therefore, each of these Allied entities constitute a potentially promising reference or resource for any Principal Investigator or Industry Champion who has identified a compelling research need and is considering seeking CPF research funding.

Why Grantseekers Care
The majority of all CPF research grants are awarded based on significant recommendations, support, and active research involvement by one or more of our Allies. Grantseekers will enhance their chances of success with research proposals to CPF if they are based on significant involvement by one or more CPF Allies.

CPF Allied Organizations

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)

    American Concrete Institute (ACI)


    American Concrete Institute and ACI Foundation: Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., USA, members of the American Concrete Institute advance concrete knowledge by producing consensus, concrete-related codes, specifications, guides, and reports; creating and administering certification programs that support individuals in the concrete industry; delivering seminars and distance learning opportunities; publishing Concrete International magazine; and producing two peer-reviewed technical journals. Founded in 1989, the ACI Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to receive, administer, and expend funds for educational, research, scientific, and charitable purposes to increase the knowledge and understanding of concrete materials and to support programs that improve concrete design and construction. Learn more at

    38800 Country Club Dr.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48331

  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

    American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)


    The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.

    130 E Randolph Street, Suite 2000
    Chicago, IL 60601

  • American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE)

  • Applied Technology Council (ATC)

    Applied Technology Council (ATC)


    The Applied Technology Council (ATC) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation established in 1973 through the efforts of the Structural Engineers Association of California. ATC's mission is to develop and promote state-of-the-art, user-friendly engineering resources and applications for use in mitigating the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment. ATC also identifies and encourages needed research and develops consensus opinions on structural engineering issues in a nonproprietary format.

    201 Redwood Shores Parkway, Suite 240
    Redwood City, CA 94065

  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

    Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)


    Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is a technical institute serving as an information resource for reinforced concrete construction. CRSI offers many technical publications, design aids, educational seminars, and promotional activities for engineers, architects, and construction professionals. CRSI members are manufacturers, fabricators, material suppliers, steel reinforcing bar placers, and professionals involved in the research, design, and construction of reinforced concrete structures. The non-profit CRSI Research & Education Foundation fosters the educational and research mission of the Institute through educational programs and scholarships for students majoring in civil engineering, architecture, and other related disciplines at universities and technical schools. The Foundation also supports research fellowships and projects, which will ultimately advance the reinforced concrete industry.

    933 North Plum Grove Road
    Schaumburg, IL 60173

  • Construction Industry Institute (CII)

    Construction Industry Institute (CII)


    CII is a consortium of leading owners, engineering and construction contractors, and suppliers who have a singular mission: to improve the cost effectiveness of the capital facility project life cycle, from pre-project planning through completion and commissioning. By collaborating on important industry issues and by providing guidance on best practices discovered through research, the CII members are collectively an industry forum for the engineer-procure-construct process.

    3925 West Braker Lane (R4500)
    Austin, TX 78759-5316

  • DBIA, BIMForum


  • Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

    Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)


    DBIA promotes the value of design-build build project delivery and teaches the effective integration of design and construction services to ensure success for owners and design and construction practitioners. From its headquarters in Washington, DC, and network of Regions throughout the U.S., the Institute provides a forum for all participants in the design-build process, owners and practitioners alike.

    1100 H Street, NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20005-5476

  • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

    National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)


    The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States. Authorized by the U.S. Congress, the Institute provides an authoritative source and a unique opportunity for free and candid discussion among private and public sectors within the built environment. The Institute's mission to serve the public interest is accomplished by supporting advances in building sciences and technologies for the purpose of improving the performance of our nation's buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources.

    1090 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20005

  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

    Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)


    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a not-for-profit organization that serves as the technical institute developing, maintaining, and disseminating the body of knowledge for the precast/prestressed concrete structures industry. Founded in 1954, PCI publishes a broad array of technical manuals, design guides, reports, and other informational documents, including an the PCI technical journal. It also manages and conducts research and development programs, educational seminars, technical conferences, conventions, exhibitions, and awards programs and operates the world's leading certification program for firms and individuals in the precast/prestressed concrete structures industry.

    Institute members include firms comprising the precast concrete structures industry as well as architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, service providers, and students. For more information, visit

    200 W. Adams St. #2100,
    Chicago, IL 60606

  • Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation

    Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation


    The RMC Research & Education Foundation is a lasting resource for increasing quality, professionalism, and sustainability in the ready mixed concrete industry by funding high quality, high value, non-proprietary research and education programs. Many Foundation-funded reports, studies and resources are available for download for free from our website at

    900 Spring Street
    Silver Spring, MD 20910

  • Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)

    Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)


    SEAOC is California's statewide organization of four independent regional associations whose combined membership includes 3,600 engineers who practice structural engineering plus affiliated members. SEAOC was formed in the 1932 through the alliance of SEAOSC and SEAONC, the Southern and Northern California associations, and now also includes the associations for Central California (SEAOCC) and SEAOSD (SEAOSD). SEAOC is proud of its long history of leadership in developing codes and standards, creating technical publications, and providing educational opportunities. We strive to continue as a leading voice for structural engineering among the design professions, the building industry, public policymaking, and for the general public. Learn more at

    1400 K St., Ste. 212
    Sacramento, CA 95814

Our close and mutually beneficial relations with the six construction industry entities highlighted here keep CPF in close contact with the challenging problems and their research potential that really exist in building design and construction practice today.

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