The Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) website delivers all things brick.
Offering multimedia content in a streamlined format, the BIA website houses brick resources for new home buyers, builders, architects, planners, building owners, landscape professionals and the industry.
“Our website is clay brick central for brick resources, ideas, education and information,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.
The seven tabs on the homepage include:
- Why Choose Brick? – Includes independent residential and non-residential brick cost studies/comparisons, fire/wind/storm protection, sustainability, green building rating systems and standards, energy efficiency and aesthetics with a photo gallery
- Find Brick Professionals – A national search-by-state guide to brick manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, brick sculptors, masons and certified brick specialists
- Attend & Learn – Includes an events calendar, continuing education, credits for AIA members, online courses through Hanley Wood University, builder education including the BIA YouTube channel, a Bricklaying Knowledge Program and the members only Brick University program
- Read & Research – Detailed Technical Notes on clay brick construction, industry reports, Brick in Architecture magazine, Builder Notes, Brick Briefs written for non-technical users, consumer product sheets comparing clay brick to other wall cladding materials, DIY guides and ideas, the GoBrick blog and bookstore
- Advocate for Brick – Legislative activity including environmental policy and manufacturing processes, federal bill tracking, state bill tracking, support for current actions and local planning policies
- Pics of Brick – Photo galleries from Brick in Architecture Award winners in all categories, and links to brick pictures at Houzz and Pinterest
- For the Homeowner – Information on why clay brick is a good wall covering for your building from a protection, sustainability and financial value point of view; videos; tips for talking to your builder; publications on brick versus other exteriors and DIY brick projects
The BIA website also includes a membership page for members-only information, a newsroom, information on BIA’s Heartland and Southeast regions and local brick councils, an awards page and an About BIA page with links to programs, services and staff members.