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Benefits of Membership

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the only national organization representing and marketing on behalf of clay brick manufacturers,  distributorships, and their suppliers.  More than two-thirds of all the brick produced in North America is manufactured by BIA members, and BIA's member distributors sell more than half of the brick made by member manufacturers.

BIA has the largest engineering staff in North America dedicated solely to clay masonry techniques, manufacturing processes, testing procedures, and local building code compliance.  Architects, builders, engineers, and owners consider BIA to be the authority on brick masonry.  In addition, BIA is the only national organization protecting the rights of distributors and manufacturers through its representation before the Federal Government in Washington and its regulatory agencies.
  • National Exposure
    Manufacturers looking for local distributor representation can increase their reach through the BIA Member Directory on this website. Architects, Engineers, Developers and Contractors find both distributors and manufacturers while planning new projects. Links from the Member Directory to your website or email address are provided at no cost and make contacting you even easier.
  • Access to Engineering Expertise
    BIA's Engineering and Research Department is available to offer individual assistance to our members via phone at 703-620-0010 or email at brickinfo@bia.org. Our Technical Notes set the standard for our engineering recommendations and are available at no cost through our website, while the Brick Bookstore offers member discounts on publications and audio-visual materials on topics ranging from design to technical issues to industry statistics.
  • Industry Information
    BIA consistently produces and distributes new information to its members through a variety of electronic and printed formats, including the following key outlets:
  • Brick News - A digital members-only monthly newsletter covering industry news, events, marketing, project profiles, products information, and classified ads.
  • Brick in Architecture - Our flagship publication that features innovative and award winning approaches to both commercial and residential clay brick projects from around the country.
  • Annual Sales and Marketing Report - An annual collection of comprehensive statistical data and trends as it relates to the clay brick industry.  Monthly shipping statistics are also created based on monthly reporting from our members.
  • Education and Training
    Members can enhance the knowledge of their staff by participating in several different types of education and training programs including Brick University, Online Member-Only Education, and the Certified Brick Salesperson (CBS) Designation.

To learn more about membership, contact us at brickinfo@bia.org.