Along with the national headquarters in Reston, Virginia, BIA is comprised of several regional associations across the country in key brick areas. These regions in the Heartland, Midwest/Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest manage their own collection of locally targeted programs.
The BIA-Heartland Region represents the Midwest clay brick manufacturers. Like most industry associations, they market and support products in various ways and serve as a gateway to the industry as a whole. BIA-Heartland has a particular interest in communities, which is the foundation for our program of free community planning assistance.
The BIA Midwest/Northeast Region includes the District of Columbia and the following 17 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. The Region’s programs are funded by the brick manufacturers who sell clay brick in those states and DC.
BIA-MNR programs focus on educating architects and home builders about the value that clay brick brings to their projects and encouraging them to use both face brick and clay brick pavers. An equally important target audience is Municipal and County Planners and Officials who are concerned about building strong, viable and sustainable communities; BIA-MNR staff assist them in developing policies and ordinances that include clay brick to help them reach those goals. BIA-MNR engineers are also available to provide technical support to all these groups.
In addition to programs that reach across the entire Region, BIA-MNR has 11 Brick Distributor Councils that provide local programming to encourage the use of clay brick. Members of these Councils are local businesses who work together to raise money for marketing programs to help promote brick within their market which may be a city, an MSA, a state or even multiple states. For more information, visit the Distributor Council pages below.
BIA Midwest/Northeast Distributor Councils
Baltimore/Washington Brick Distributor Council
Cincinnati Brick Distributor Council
Cleveland Brick Distributor Council
Indiana Brick Distributor Council
Philadelphia Brick Distributor Council
Pittsburgh Brick Distributor Council
The BIA-Southeast Region represents 17 brick manufacturers in the southeast region of the United States and serves a nine-state region including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Our mission is to promote brick as the preferred building material for home and commercial construction. Toward that end, we offer a wide array of educational and technical services for builders, masons, and architects. We offer seminars to professional and technical groups in the building industry. We also work with architects, builders and distributors through specification and review, consultation and on-site inspections. Our goal is to help ensure that all phases of brick construction - from initial planning though specification and construction - run smoothly and correctly.
BIA-SE has commissioned a study of brick cost comparisons in the Southeast region, and also has an interactive website to show consumers why they should Insist On Brick.
The BIA-Southwest Region includes the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas as well as parts of Kansas and Louisiana. The Region’s programs are funded by the brick manufacturers who sell clay brick in those areas.
BIA-SWR programs focus on educating home builders and buyers about the value that clay brick brings to their residences and encourages them to use face brick. An equally important target audience, Municipal and County Planners and Officials who are concerned about building strong, viable and sustainable communities, is addressed in cooperation with the Texas Masonry Council. TMC staff assists in developing policies and ordinances that include clay brick to help them reach those goals.
BIA-SWR has assisted professors of architecture, civil engineering and construction management at colleges and universities for decades. Finally, they also monitor legislative activity in Texas.