James Construction is proud to partner with the following leading organizations in the built environment:

The affiliations and certifications below augments our long-standing commitment to maintain the highest quality professional standards of the construction industry.

MBA_LRGJames Construction is proud to be a member of Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania (MBA).

The Master Builders’ Association of Western PA represents the preferred commercial contractor in our region. Collectively, the membership accounts for over 80% of the commercial construction in our area and the MBA contractors have built over 90% of the square-footage of LEED certified buildings in the Pittsburgh region.  With skilled labor, superior safety services and the latest technology, the MBA contractor is the best value for construction.

James Construction proudly serves on the AIA/MBA Joint Committee, Cement Masons Labor/Management Committee, Construction Marketing Committee, Green Builders Committee, Legislative Committee, Risk Management Committee, and Young Constructors Committee for the MBA.


PrintJames Construction is proud to be a member of Design-Build Institute 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.  DBIA represents the entire design and construction industry. As an institute, its primary objective is to provide education, training, networking and support to all players involved in the design and construction industry.  James Construction proudly serves on the Innovation Committee and Federal Sector Committee for the DBIA.

DBIA offers certification in design-build project delivery, its program educates owners as well as designers and builders on team-centered approaches to design and construction. Owners want successfully executed design-build projects and are looking for a demonstration of both relevant continuing education and experience  both of which can be gained through DBIA certification.

dbia_logoThe Designated Design-Build Professional certification program provides the only measureable standard by which to judge “Design-build done right.” “Design-build done right” requires more than a good contract and appropriate risk allocation. Everyone from the owner to the subcontractors must understand the process, the expectations and fully engage in the collaborative process. The growing number of both Associate DBIA designees and DBIA Professional designees attest to the value local, state and federal governments see in educating their staffs in DBIA best practices. The Designated Design-Build Professional  certification program has grown exponentially over the past ten years, and not surprisingly as it mirrors the expansion of design-build itself.

 USGBC-180James has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2000.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is leading a national consensus for producing a new generation of buildings that deliver high performance inside and out. Council members work together to develop LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) products and resources, the Greenbuild annual International Conference and Expo, policy guidance, and educational and marketing tools that support the adoption of sustainable building. Members also forge strategic alliances with key industry and research organizations and federal, state and local government agencies to transform the built environment.

James has been a member of the Green Building Alliance since 2000.  Green Building Alliance (GBA) is the regional chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.  GBA strives to meet the ever-growing and changing demands of the green building marketplace through its education programs and initiatives.  From LEED to the Living Building Challenge and from Passive House to the Pittsburgh 2030 District, GBA lives on the cutting edge of healthy and high-performance buildings and works to ensure that everyone can achieve them.

 sealA LEED Professional Credential signifies that you are a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement who contributes expertise to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and neighborhoods that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community.  With new jobs specifying the need for expertise in LEED, the LEED Professional Credential helps you stand out by increasing your opportunity for employment, job stability and promotion, while underscoring your value to LEED project teams and sustainability-focused organizations.

GBAJames has been a member of the Green Building Alliance since 2000.

Green Building Alliance (GBA) is the regional chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. GBA strives to meet the ever-growing and changing demands of the green building marketplace through its education programs and initiatives. From LEED to the Living Building Challenge and from Passive House to the Pittsburgh 2030 District, GBA lives on the cutting edge of healthy and high-performance buildings and works to ensure that everyone can achieve them.

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James is proud to be a member of the Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS).

The Passive House Alliance United States (PHAUS) is a non-profit organization created to support the Passive House building energy standard through public outreach, education, support of industry professionals and advocacy.  Its membership includes individuals who are planners, consultants, builders, architects, manufacturers, energy raters and other individuals working to implement and promote Passive House building energy efficiency standards and construction in the United States. PHAUS is closely aligned with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), the national training and certification agency for Passive House professionals, projects and products.

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James Construction proudly announces that they have a Certified Passive House Consultant as awarded by the Passive House Institute US.

CPHC® certification attests to the Consultant’s ability to skillfully balance energy and design of envelope, mechanical and other building systems to execute buildings that meet the criteria of the Passive House Building Energy Standard for North American climate zones.  Buildings designed, modeled and constructed to meet the Passive House Building Energy Standard are ultra-efficient and characterized by superior indoor air quality, thermal comfort and durability.  The minimized energy demands of Passive House buildings reduce building operating costs permanently, while also mitigating the impact of energy price increases over time.

James Construction has long practiced high performance building principles and is enthusiastically pursuing implementation of Passive House Energy Standards for commercial buildings to achieve maximum sustainability for our clients investments.

CHC (2c) LOGO.fwJames Construction proudly announces that Craig E. Stevenson has been recognized as a Certified Healthcare Constructor by the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Mr. Stevenson has extensive experience in the healthcare industry and is the only constructor in Western Pennsylvania to be admitted to the elite group of CHC professionals.

The CHC is an elite credential that’s been awarded to fewer than 500 construction professionals nationwide. Certification is achieved by meeting an objective and rigorous assessment of professional experience, education and mastery of knowledge required of a competent healthcare constructor.  James Construction has extensive experience working in the healthcare industry since 1981 and is proud that Mr. Stevenson is the only constructor in Western Pennsylvania to earn CHC certification.

NAIOP_LOGOJames Construction is proud to be a member of Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).

NAIOP represents commercial real estate developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. It provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities, and connects its members through a powerful North American network.  NAIOP is a leading commercial real estate industry provider of unparalleled networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation.

Craig Stevenson proudly serves on the Economic Development/Transportation Committee for NAIOP.