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 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. Its membership comprises members of four major construction and building industry trade associations in Southern California including 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 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 mission of the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) 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 CHF has worked to transform generosity into impact and to realize a stronger, healthier homebuilding industry. Through its programs and services, the it supports and celebrates future, present and past homebuilding professionals.
Building Industry Technology Academy
The 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.