Skip to Main Content

Affiliate Organizations

The Building Industry Association of Southern California maintains a close relationship with several affiliated organizations, providing members with representation on state and federal issues and opportunities for charitable contributions.



National Association of Home Builders

Founded in 1942, NAHB is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations. NAHB analyzes national policy issues, takes the industry's story to the public, monitors and works toward improving the housing finance system, and analyzes and forecasts economic trends. The association also represents the industry's interests on Capitol Hill and strives to ensure that housing remains a national priority when laws are made and policies are established.

California Building Industry Association

At the state Capitol, CBIA analyzes state issues and works toward improving the state environment for building homes. CBIA and BIASC work together to represent and protect members' interests in Sacramento, making sure state legislators are aware of building industry issues and that housing remains a state priority.

Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality

CICWQ is an education, research, and advocacy 501(c) (6) non-profit group representing builders and trade contractors.

Our membership is comprised of members of four major construction and building industry trade associations in Southern California: The Associated General Contractors of California, Building Industry Association of Southern California, Engineering Contractors Association, and Southern California Contractors Association as well as the Engineering and General Contractors Association in San Diego and the Engineering & Utility Contractors Association located in San Ramon.

Collectively, members from these associations build much of the public and private infrastructure and land development projects in the state. CICWQ was created in 2001 to protect the construction industry from the potentially devastating impact of lost revenues and reduced wages that may be caused by the rapidly evolving set of water quality regulations.

California Homebuilding Foundation

The California Homebuilding Foundation's (CHF) mission is to ensure the continued success of the homebuilding industry through the development of its current and future workforce and by funding pertinent research.

Since 1978, the California Homebuilding Foundation has worked to transform generosity into impact and to realize a stronger, healthier homebuilding industry. Through their programs and services, the California Homebuilding Foundation supports and celebrates future, present and past homebuilding professionals.

Building Industry Technology Academy

Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) is a comprehensive four-year high school program developed by BIA member companies and education leaders. BITA offers a curriculum aimed at producing skilled professionals who will be qualified and confident to enter the homebuilding workforce. BITA is a public school program promoted by the California Homebuilding Foundation.

Click here to learn more information about BITA; the benefits of BITA for high schools; how the building industry can help BITA; schools participating in the program; and the BITA curriculum.