The Brick Industry Association Headquarters

Membership Benefits

The Brick Industry Association provides certain tools and resources to members exclusively. 

As a member of the only national trade association devoted to clay brick, you have access to personnel, educational classes, market research and other programs found nowhere else.

BIA delivers this information with the intent of providing members with the “raw materials” they can use to develop their own promotional collateral or to use this information on their companies' websites. 

Brick Industry Association Membership Information

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 below for all of our membership types.

BIA Membership Benefits Summary


Additional Membership Information

Manufacturer 

Any business entity engaged in the manufacture of clay brick products in the United States is eligible to become a National Sector manufacturer member of BIA. National manufacturer members are part of the governance structure of BIA and have automatic voting seats on the Manufacturer Council and are eligible to be elected to the National Board of Directors.  Manufacturer members enjoy unlimited access to all confidential information, reports, industry data, training materials and BIA staff.

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Associate Manufacturer 

Any business entity engaged in the manufacture of clay brick products in the United States and has total annual shipments of clay brick products equal to or less than the maximum limit approved by the Board of Directors is eligible to become an Associate Manufacturer Member.  

In exchange for substantial dues discounts, an associate manufacturer (AM) membership is non-voting and receives limited benefits and staff access but AM member employees can attend National Sector spring and fall meetings and learn about the important work BIA is doing and can also network with other BIA members including the CEOs of our member companies at those meetings.

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Distributor  

Any business entity that purchases clay brick products for resale can join as distributor member of BIA’s National Sector.  National distributor members are part of the governance structure of BIA and are eligible for voting seats on the Distributor Council and the National Board of Directors.  Distributor members enjoy unlimited access to all confidential information, reports, industry data, training materials and BIA staff.

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Premium Contributing Associate

Any business entity engaged in the furtherance of the clay brick industry but not as a distributor or manufacturer as described above is eligible to become a Premium Contributing Associate (PCA) Member of BIA. 

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Contributing Associate 

Any business entity engaged in the furtherance of the clay brick industry but not as a distributor or manufacturer as described above is eligible to become a Contributing Associate (CA) Member of BIA.

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