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The Brick Industry Association

12007 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 430
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 703-620-0010
Fax: 703-620-3928

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.

Brick in Architecture Awards - 2019 Call For Entries Now Open
Since 1989, the Brick Industry Association has sponsored one of the country’s most prestigious architectural award programs. For decades, BIA has been recognized by the architectural community as the authority on clay brick. As such, the Brick in Architecture Awards has become the nation’s premiere architectural award featuring clay brick. With 8 categories, you can submit your projects in a variety of areas. All entries must be complete by the October 31, 2019 deadline. To learn more about categories, prizes, and the online submission process, visit: