Attend & Learn

We have been the national resource on clay brick construction since our founding in 1934, and BIA is the only organization devoted specifically to the clay brick industry.  We offer brick-specific, credentialed, education courses found nowhere else that appeal to both design and construction professionals.

Events Calendar

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BIA is involved with several types of events that are integral to our industry.  We offer members-only events where members conduct the business of the association and participate in networking events, broader events, such as the Brick Forum, that involve the entire brick industry and other meetings where the brick industry plays a part with others.

AIA Continuing Education

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Because brick has been used so frequently for so long, BIA offers architects and designers a variety of courses and learning venues where they can learn about our product.  Quick snapshots can be viewed on our Youtube channel. We also offer online courses through Hanley Wood University and AEC Daily, our own courses that can be taken online, and a series of “live” courses that can be delivered by BIA staff or BIA members who hold the Certified Brick Specialist (CBS) designation.

Builder Education


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Since the majority of brick goes into single family housing, BIA makes sure that builders have valuable information about brick in residential applications. Those who have tight time schedules can view helpful nuggets of information on our Youtube channel. We also offer an onsite “Bricklaying Knowledge Program” that was developed by BIA technical and master mason professionals. Go here.

Brick University 

brick-universityDesigned to impart a high-level knowledge about brick products and the brick business, the Brick University curriculum is comprised of 13 in-depth technical and sales training examinations created and managed by BIA. Upon successful completion of all exams in all courses, participants earn BIA’s Certified Brick Specialist (CBS) designation. This curriculum is only offered to BIA members, and you can learn more here.

YouTube Channel

Those who have tight time schedules can view helpful nuggets of information on our Youtube channel.  We have created over 30 videos that span a variety of topics ranging from architectural issues, builder issues, why consumers should look at brick and more.  Go here to access our videos.