About BIA

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services. Since its founding in 1934, the association has been the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction.

BIA provides a broad range of programs and services that fulfill its mission of promoting and safeguarding the clay brick industry. BIA promotes the industry through education programs like online training classes; market research including production, shipment and other data; publications such as Technical Notes on Brick Construction, Brick in Architecture and Builder Notes; and promotional programs such as public relations, advertising and a national architectural awards competition. BIA safeguards the industry through comprehensive advocacy and compliance efforts at the federal and state levels; representation in all model building code forums and national standards committees; and local advocacy programs that educate local planning and elected officials about clay brick.  Learn more about BIA Membership.

BIA National is comprised of select geographic regions and several local councils. Learn more about BIA Regions and Councils.

Programs & Services

Brick in Architecture Awards

Every year the brick industry conducts a national competition to select and showcase the best examples of the use of brick in architecture. The competition is done in conjunction with the editors of Architect magazine, who convene a panel of architects for the judging. The winners are featured in an issue of Brick in Architecture and in the Brick Gallery. 

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Advocacy Activities

BIA represents the legislative and regulatory interests of the membership on Capitol Hill, at the White House, with Executive Branch departments, and federal agencies. BIA represents the industry in all model building code forums and on national standards committees, protecting member interests and transferring technological developments in masonry into codes and standards.

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Research & Engineering Services

BIA provides technical support services to members and users of brick. More than 5,000 requests for such assistance are handled annually.  Find more information in our Technical Resources.

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Paving and Hardscapes

BIA actively promotes the use of genuine clay brick pavers, with marketing in professional journals such as the Journal of Landscape Architecture and in trade publications such as Custom Home magazine.

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BIA offers many resources and tools exclusively to members. We offer a variety of tiers to choose from. Learn more about what BIA can do for your company.

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Clay Brick Industry Information

BIA is the source for everything related to the clay brick industry. We are proud to offer information for homeowners, technical resources for builders and more! Clay brick is extremely durable, low-maintenance, and won't fade in color. Learn more about the benefits of brick.

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Technical Literature

BIA's Technical Notes on Brick Construction, E&R Digests, computer programs, and an extensive array of design and construction guides are developed to assist designers and promote the use of brick masonry. The Technical Notes are the most popular pages on BIA's website, delivering design, detailing and construction information developments in brick masonry to over 80,000 visitors each month. 

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Environmental Health & Safety Activities

BIA monitors EPA and OSHA regulations, among others, and assists members with regulatory compliance and enforcement.

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Research Activities

BIA, in conjunction with masonry groups and universities, investigates brick and brickwork properties for use in advancing brick masonry technology and expanding markets.

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Get To Know Us

If you have questions or want to learn more about BIA, please contact us. Don't forget to stay up to date with the Brick Industry Association on social media! Follow @BrickIndustry on all major platforms. 

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