BIA has many great educational videos on our YouTube channel as well as specific videos offered only to our members.
BIA has produced short summaries of clay brick’s advantages over other competing wall cladding/siding. These competitive product sheets or summaries are intended for member employee or salesperson use and are not intended to be used as a “leave behind” or public document. BIA updates these summaries as new data is obtained so be sure to check here for the latest version.
BIA coordinates and cooperates with our “sister” organization, the National Brick Research Center (NBRC).
BIA staff intends to hire a consultant and a laboratory to conduct both NFPA 285 and ASTM E119 fire tests on several thin brick wall assemblies in 2018. Be sure to check back here later this year to read and download these thin brick assembly fire test results.
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services. The association has been the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction since its founding in 1934, and it represents the industry in all building code forums and national standards committees. BIA provides a broad range of programs and services including online education and training classes; production, shipment and other data and statistics specific to the clay brick industry; Technical Notes on Brick Construction; Brick in Architecture; Brick in Home Building; Builder Notes; and a national awards contest. BIA strongly advocates on behalf of the clay brick industry at the federal and state levels. BIA staff educate city planners and elected officials about the many benefits of clay brick construction. These efforts have resulted in hundreds of masonry ordinances that require new construction to use a percentage of clay brick and other masonry cladding. See the membership benefits for all of our membership types.
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