Professional Organizations
Engineering and Manufacturing Personnel

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1. HMS     The Historical Metallurgy Society
The Historical Metallurgy Society was established in 1962, to record and encourage the preservation of early blast furnaces in the United Kingdom. It quickly extended its scope and now covers all aspects of metallurgical history across the world, both ferrous and nonferrous.

2. HRAI of Canada     Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), established in 1968, is the national trade association of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors in the Canadian heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry who provide the essential products and services for indoor environmental control, ice-making and preservation/cooling of perishable and non-perishable goods.

3. HVCA   Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association
The very tangible benefits which make HVCA membership an investment include:
•Advice on legal, contractual and insurance matters, and briefing on the implications of new, revised and existing legislation
•Back-up on technical issues, including British standards, quality assurance, health and safety and risk management
•Expert guidance on employment matters such as engagement, dismissal and redundancy, and employee or trade union disputes
•Assistance with new entrant recruitment and the provision of training courses for management, technical and craft personnel
•Increased profile through promotion in HVCA publications, and at Association events and trade and consumer shows
•Preferential contribution rates to sick pay and holiday pay schemes, pensions and a range of other insurance benefits
•Cost-effective access to authoritative and recognised guides to good practice and standard specifications •Member-only discounts on specialist publications covering, commercial, legal, technical, educational and employment topics
•A Membership Benefits Package providing preferential rates on a variety of personal and business products and services
•A Double Guarantee scheme which provides valuable customer protection in respect of domestic heating installations

4. IAMCA   International Alliance of Mechanical Contracting Associations
An organization consisting of: AMCA, HVCA, MCAA and MCAC

5. IAPMO International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials
The IAPMO Website Consists of Two Distinct Corporations; The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and IAPMO Research and Testing (IAPMO R&T). IAPMO, a California non-profit mutual benefit corporation, is dedicated to the protection of the public's health and safety through the development and maintenance of life safety codes and standards for the plumbing and mechanical industries, utilizing the experience and expertise of tradespersons. IAPMO R&T, a California non-profit mutual benefit corporation, is dedicated to the protection of the public's health and safety through the development and maintenance of an accredited Conformity Assessment Program. This program evaluates plumbing and mechanical products to nationally recognized standards and to the requirements of the Uniform Plumbing CodeŠ (UPC).

6. IBP   Brazilian Petroleum Institute
IBP is and independent civil association serving as an impartial forum for debate.It forms an integral part of various sectors directly and indirectly related to the oil industry. The membership is composed of 140 companies and 140 independent professionals from the petroleum, petrochemical and related industries. With the assistance of Technical Committees, composed of the country's leading professionals on their respective fields of endeavor, IBP publishes technical books, guides and proceedings; holds courses; and organizes specialized events for the sector. About 600 professionals, recruited from industry, universities, associations and governamental institutions, participate voluntarily in these committees. IBP provides secretariat support to the Brazilian Committee of the WPC- World Petroleum Congress; is Observer in ARPEL- Association of Latin American Petroleum Companies; and maintains close contacts with several international and national industry and professional associations. 

7. IEE      The Institution of Electrical Engineers
Founded in 1871, the Institution of Electrical Engineers is the largest professional engineering society in Europe and has a worldwide membership of over 130,000. These men and women, who have joined together to promote the advancement of electrical, electronic and manufacturing science and engineering, range from students to the most distinguished and highly qualified members of the profession.

8. IEEE      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884 by a handful of practitioners of the new electrical engineering discipline, today's Institute is comprised of more than 320,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in approximately 150 countries.

9. IHEA     Industrial Heating Equipment Association
A national trade association which encompasses designers and manufacturers of all types of industrial heat processing equipment used for the melting, refining and heat processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and certain non-metallic materials and heat-treatment of products made from them. Site includes a useful directory of all member companies.

10. IIAR    International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
Established in 1970 by a small, dedicated group of companies committed to the use of ammonia as a refrigerant, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) has taken the industry by storm. This informal foundation has grown quickly in size, scope and dedication to its membership and the industry for which it serves. While ever vigilant of legislation and regulation affecting ammonia refrigeration, IIAR's efforts encompass industry promotion, aggressive education and standards development.
IIAR's membership includes the most successful and innovative organizations worldwide, including: contractors, manufacturer's representatives, end users, engineers, wholesalers and manufacturers of ammonia refrigeration products.

11. IP    The Institute of Petroleum (UK)
For 60 years the Institute of Petroleum has been one of the principal independent bodies in Europe concerned with the advancement of technical and economic knowledge in the oil and gas industry around the world. That role remains essential as the industry faces the increasing influence of Europe, recognises the growing importance of safety, health and environmental issues and seeks to improve performance against a background of technological, political and legislative changes. The Institute offers expert, impartial guidance as well as an opportunity to participate in vital discussions and developments, while its diverse and enthusiastic membership ensures that the IP`s independence and focus are maintained.

12. IPE   The Institution of Professional Engineers (New Zealand)
The Institution of Professional Engineers (New Zealand) has, since 1912, been the pre-eminent engineering and technology society in New Zealand. Due to New Zealand's small population it covers ALL disciplines and incorporates both geographically centred branches, including a branch in the UK, and special technical groups which concern themselves with specific technical matters. Membership of the Institution brings recognition worldwide as well as more prosaic benefits. Site includes a showcase of New Zealand engineering, including the design of the America's Cup winning yacht keel.

13. ISA     The International Society for Measurement and Control
The International Society for Measurement and Control fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of instruments, computers and systems for measurement and control.

14. ISO     International Organization for Standardization
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies representing some 100 countries. ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.

15. ISPE     International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
ISPE, the Society for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Professionals, is a world-wide, not-for-profit volunteer Society of technical professionals who apply their practical knowledge in the regulated pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries. ISPE is committed to advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience.
Today, ISPE provides the platform to address these specific needs in health care manufacturing. Technology professionals around the world, dedicated to obtaining the highest levels of productivity and compliance, have gained their long overdue recognition as "Pharmaceutical Engineers" through their participation in the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering.

IUMRS     International Union of Materials Research Society 
The International Union of Materials Research Societies was established in 1991 as an international association of technical groups or societies which have an interest in promoting interdisciplinary materials research. The objectives of the Union include; to facilitate international cooperation among materials research organizations; to contribute to the advancement of materials research in all its aspects; to advance the multidisciplinary nature of materials research internationally; to promote information exchange among national or regional societies with interests in interdisciplinary materials research, and to work to coordinate their activities; to promote communication of international materials research activities through appropriate media; and to encourage well established materials research symposia to rotate through available meeting sites of materials research societies.