Contributing Associate Member Benefits

Any business entity engaged in the furtherance of the clay brick industry but not as a distributor or manufacturer is eligible to become a Contributing Associate (CA) Member of BIA and enjoy the following member benefits:

Networking Means Sales Opportunities  

CA members are welcome and encouraged to attend BIA’s spring and fall meetings.  CAs will learn about the important work BIA is doing by attending these meetings and can also network with other BIA members including the CEOs of our distributor and manufacturer member companies at these meetings.  This level of access to the leaders in the industry is only available to BIA members.

Program Committees

BIA values and actively solicits member involvement and participation in determining the focus and direction of the programs and services it provides.  One of the best ways for BIA staff to get this direction and feedback is for a CA member employee to be a voting member of one of BIA’s six program committees.  Click Here for more information on BIA’s Program Committees.

Recognition in the Brick in Architecture Awards Competition

BIA produces an annual multipage color insert in Architect Magazine of all Brick in Architecture Award winners.  The insert in Architect Magazine will be seen by over 78,000 architects in print and another 29,000 architects digitally.  As a BIA CA member, if your company is associated with a winning project, the project and your company will get valuable exposure to more than 107,000 architects across the United States.  BIA does not promote the names of non-member companies associated with award winning projects.

Member Company Listing on BIA’s Website  

All National Sector CA member companies are included on the membership list on this website so that users of the site looking to purchase brick will only be directed to member companies.  Please Click Here for a list of AM member companies

Brick News Online

All BIA National Sector CA member employees receive our monthly electronic membership newsletter of industry news, statistics, upcoming meetings, issues important to the industry and work BIA is doing to promote and safeguard the industry as well as activities of other members.  Only member company employees are eligible to receive the monthly newsletter. Click here for more info

Member of BIA Logos  

BIA National Sector members can proudly display BIA Member Logos their website and on any informational or promotional materials to demonstrate their commitment to help BIA to promote and safeguard the clay brick industry.  

Contributing Associate Member Dues

CA members pay $1,000 annually for BIA National Sector dues.