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Brick Industries Association (BIA)

BIA is the only national organization representing and marketing for the benefit of clay brick manufacturers and distributorships.BIA has the largest engineering staff in North America dedicated to clay masonry techniques, manufacturing processes, testing procedures and local building code compliance.Architects, engineers and owners consider BIA the authority on brick masonry.

BIA is the only national organization protecting the rights of distributors and manufacturers through its representation before the federal government in Washington and its regulatory agencies. The Brick Show is the only national exhibition for our industry and is attended by the majority of our membership.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners since 1857.The AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society. We carry out our goal through advocacy, information and community.

AIA member groups help you meet like-minded architecture professionals who share the same interests, expertise and experience; get to know each other and stay informed of the latest issues and trends.

American Standards of Testing Materials (ASTM)

A new ASTM standard provides more effective quality testing of the synthetic, hollow filaments that are often used in the manufacture of lower cost paintbrushes.The new standard, D7233, which is the test method for testing the fracture of level paintbrush filaments, will allow suppliers to address issues of potential fracture. ASTM D7233 was developed by subcommittee D01.61 on paint application tools, part of ASTM international committee D01 on paint and related coatings, materials and applications.

Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)

APT is a cross-disciplinary membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Membership in APT provides exceptional opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas.APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation.The international, interdisciplinary character of APT – with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters and technical committees – makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

The mission of CSI is to advance the process of creating and sustaining the built environment.CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors and building materials suppliers.

CSI is renowned in the industry for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of accurate and concise construction documents. CSI provides continuing education, professional conferences and product shows.

Marble Institute of America (MIA)

For over 60 years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has served as the authoritative source of information on standards of natural stone workmanship practice and the suitable application of natural stone products.Membership in the association is worldwide and includes nearly 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers and industry suppliers — all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics.MIA is also a leading promoter of stone usage in the commercial and residential marketplaces. MIA produces a number of consumer education materials on the use of natural stone and its proper care and maintenance and hosts an informative website for consumers, as well as design and construction professionals at

National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)

The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), established in 1918, is the national trade association representing the concrete masonry industry. The association is involved in a broad range of technical, research, marketing, government relations and communications activities.NCMA is an association of producers of concrete masonry products, and suppliers of products and services related to the industry. NCMA offers a variety of technical services and design aids through publications, computer programs, slide presentations and technical training.

Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWR)

The SWR Institute is an international trade association that represents the commercial sealant, waterproofing and restoration construction industry.Our members are some of the most experienced and qualified contractors, manufacturers and design professionals in the industry. Through our educational programs and publications, our members promote industry-wide standards of application and products.The members of the SWR Institute are very active and are constantly striving to advance our industry and the quality of work that is performed.