AMBICO is proud to partner with affiliates around the world who share our commitment to providing top-quality products for the construction industry. Through our network of affiliates, we have access to a wide range of resources that enable us to provide superior value to our customers.
DHI - Door and Hardware Institute
AMBICO is a member of the Door and Hardware Institute® (DHI). DHI exists to serve door security and safety professionals, as well as non-residential construction companies. Through its education programs, advocacy initiatives, accreditation process and networking opportunities, DHI provides members with the support they need to ensure their customers’ security and safety needs are met. As part of this association, AMBICO benefits from access to valuable resources that help us provide our clients with high quality products and services.
HMMA - Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association
AMBICO is a member of the Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association (HMMA). HMMA is a community of custom and specialty hollow metal manufacturers dedicated to showing the value of steel doors and frames. HMMA works hard to ensure that building projects have access to the most reliable information for choosing the right product with confidence. HMMA develops specifications for a variety of steel frame and door products and applications. It conducts joint product performance testing for its members, and delivers educational materials so customers understand all aspects of hollow metal products. Our HMMA membership helps us stay ahead of industry trends and provide world-class customer service every time.
CSDMA - Canadian Steel Door Manufacturers Association
AMBICO proudly hold membership in the Canadian Steel Door Manufacturers Association (CSDMA). The CSDMA supports and advocates for the steel door industry in Canada by providing resources on trends, standards, regulations, certification programs, energy efficiency initiatives and sustainability practices. We are committed to upholding the high standards of excellence set forth by the CSDMA and look forward to continuing our partnership with them.
AMBICO partners with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to independently test and certify our fire-rated products as well as some of our engineered doors and frames. UL has tested products and written safety standards since 1894. This provides customers with the assurance that all of our fire-labelled and performance rated products have been evaluated according to NFPA-80 and UL-10C standards, and that other performance rated doors have been independently tested under the latest industry standards. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of product safety and certification, which is why we trust UL’s expertise and knowledge when testing and certifying our fire-rated products.
Intertek Testing Services
To ensure our fire-rated products meet all necessary regulations and are safe for customers, AMBICO has partnered with Intertek, an international testing, inspection, and certification company. Through this partnership, AMBICO’s products have been independently tested and certified under the Warnock Hersey (WH) Mark—a mark of conformity recognized around the world as evidence of product safety and compliance with local codes and regulations. This again provides our customers assurance that all of our fire-labelled and performance rated products have been evaluated according to NFPA-80 and UL-10C standards, and that other performance rated doors have been independently tested under the latest industry standards.
CSA - Canadian Standards Association
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization that develops standards and codes for the Canadian marketplace. The CSA sets out safety requirements to ensure Canadians’ health and safety by creating standards for a wide range of industries including construction, energy, medical devices, information technology and telecommunications.
AMBICO participated in the development of CSA S850, a guideline for blast resistant buildings. CSA S850 standardizes the design and assessment of buildings subjected to blast loads. It helps achieve appropriate building safety levels, as well as cost-effective design and assessment of buildings against blast loads.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization. It develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. ASTM sets performance requirements for doors, frames and windows to ensure public safety in buildings. AMBICO’s specialized doors, frames and windows meet or exceed ASTM’s rigorous performance requirements. By ensuring our products meet these high-quality standards, we guarantee superior strength, durability, and performance.
As an industry leader, AMBICO actively participates in ASTM standards development.
United States Green Building Council - USGBC
The USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability through green building standards, education and certification programs. AMBICO is a member of the USGBC and its products are used in many certified LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) projects across North America to reduce energy consumption and improve indoor air quality. AMBICO’s doors, frames, windows, glazing systems and other architectural components can contribute toward LEED credits at various levels. These include Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy & Atmosphere categories.
FSC - Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit organization that promotes responsible forest management. It has developed standards for responsible forestry practices, including conserving biodiversity, maintaining forest productivity and using resources sustainably. Chain of Custody certification ensures FSC certified products are made from responsibly managed forests.
AMBICO’s specialized doors, frames and windows can be FSC certified to comply with chain of custody requirements. These requirements require AMBICO to track their wood material sources from start to finish – including where it was harvested, processed or manufactured into products – to certify them as originating from sustainably managed forests. This allows customers to trust that the wood used in their doors, frames and windows came from properly managed forests. It meets all FSC environmental standards.
The DHI ConNextions event is an annual gathering of door and hardware industry professionals, hosted by the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI). The event provides networking opportunities, educational sessions, product demonstrations and other activities related to the door and hardware industries. AMBICO has been a consistent exhibitor at DHI ConNextions events for more than 30 years.
BOND Events organizes high-level, one-to-one meetings and forums for architects and designers to better serve their clients. Its events take place over 3 days and 3 evenings with A&D firms from the US, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Each meeting is 30 minutes long where architects discover updated products while suppliers learn client needs. AMBICO is an active participant in BOND Events and has leveraged these experiences to build lasting strategic relationships.
CSI - Construction Specification Institute
The Construction Specification Institute (CSI) is a professional organization that provides standards, formats, and guidelines for the construction industry. As the primary source of consensus-based product and process standards for building design and construction, they offer members access to education, certification, publications, resources, research programs, conferences and more.
AMBICO routinely participates in the CSI Master Specifier’s Retreat (MSR), a two-day event that puts architects, specifiers, engineers and contractors at the forefront of building product innovation. This provides manufacturers with an invaluable opportunity to promote potential project solutions through networking with architects and specifiers one-on-one.
Continuing Education Affiliates
AIA - American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization that provides education, resources, and support for architects in the United States. To maintain membership and professional status with AIA, members must complete Continuing Education Credits (CECs). These CECs can be earned through approved providers such as AMBICO or through self-study. Keeping current with architecture developments demonstrates dedication to the profession. It serves as a symbol of quality for those vetted by the Institute.
For more information about AIA accredited courses offered by AMBICO, please visit our CEU Courses page.
AEC Daily - Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Daily
AEC Daily is an online learning platform that provides courses, articles, and resources for professionals in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industries. It offers a variety of courses to help architects, engineers, contractors and other AEC professionals stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices. AMBICO actively develops and hosts AIA accredited courses on AEC Daily.
For more information about our AIA accredited courses offered through AEC Daily, please visit our CEU Courses page.
AEC Info - Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Info
AEC Info, an online resource for architects, engineers, and construction professionals. It provides information on products and services related to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. This includes product directories, news updates, educational content such as case studies and white papers, as well as other resources like webinars and events.
AMBICO leverages the AEC Info platform to advertise our various AIA accredited courses to AE professionals.
Product Information Affiliates
ARCAT - (Architectural Construction Products)
ARCAT (Architectural Construction Products) is an online library of building product information. It provides architects, contractors, and other construction industry professionals access to detailed product information for a wide range of products from many different manufacturers.
AMBICO uses ARCAT to provide easy access to product specifications and product details. This makes it easier for designers and specifiers to find the right products quickly and accurately.
RIB Spec Link
RIB Spec Link is a website that provides online access to construction specification information for architects, engineers, and contractors in the building industry. It offers an extensive library of documents from leading manufacturers. The site also includes searchable technical data sheets and product literature, along with SPECs, CAD drawings, BIMs and other resources.
AMBICO’s professional documents and resources are available to RIB Spec Link members.
SPC - Specifiers & Product Consultants
SPC is an online platform designed to connect architects, engineers, and other specifiers with product manufacturers in the construction industry. It provides a comprehensive database of products and services from over 700 leading companies worldwide. The site offers resources for product research, specification development, and project management. In addition to its searchable directory of products, SPC also offers access to educational materials on best practices and building codes. It also provides news and updates on the construction industry.
AMBICO’s professional documents and resources are available to SPC’s members.
Protogetic is an online marketplace for protective security products. The platform offers a simple and intuitive search experience, allowing users to quickly locate the exact protection they need. This is done by narrowing their options to categories, brands, features, and more. Furthermore, Protogetic provides detailed product descriptions so designers and specifiers can make informed decisions about which products are best suited to their needs.
AMBICO offers a range of security solutions, including acoustic, attack, bullet, blast, flood, radio frequency, and tornado resistant doors. Customers can review these products, request a quote or contact AMBICO directly on Protogetic’s website.