ABOUT BIA LOS ANGELES/VENTURA CHAPTER
Our non-profit trade association is made up of thousands of industry professionals, technicians, and craftsmen and their member companies who have extensive knowledge and experience in building and development.
We address the issues that are important to the industry and we provide unparalleled leadership to our members, while supporting safe, healthy, and sustainable growth and measures that assure an adequate supply and range of housing for all incomes and lifestyles.
The organization’s leaders and members advocate for policies that promote and protect appropriate development and redevelopment. We increase awareness about the importance of housing and those who provide it, and facilitate business opportunities.
BIA-LAV is one of four chapters – Los Angeles/Ventura, Orange County, Riverside, and Baldy View (San Bernardino County) – that make up the Building Industry Association of Southern California, which addresses issues throughout the region and oversees activities of the Chapters. BIA-LAV is also affiliated with the statewide California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
BIA-LAV committees are a great way to get more involved in the Chapter and with the industry. Committees typically have 5-20 participants and all BIA members are welcome to take part.
Committees are headed by a designated chairman, who is responsible for running the meetings and coordinating with staff.
To sign up for a committee or get more information, contact Jennifer Minzey.
Sustainability Working Group
The Sustainability Working Group focuses on the advancement of sustainable energy, water and resiliency across the building industry. Through education and advocacy, the sustainability committee works with fellow stakeholders to review environmental policies set by local jurisdictions and ensures that all measures are cost effective and reduces the use of energy and water.
Chair: Tom Mitchell, FivePoint
BIA-LAV Utility Working Groups
Three separate working groups have been established in order to work collaboratively with executive level staff from the various major utilities in order to create an efficient and effective process from plan review to meter install to customer account set-up. Working groups have been established with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Southern CA Edison and Southern CA Gas Company.
Chapter’s Golf Tournament
The Chapter’s Golf Tournament takes place early Summer at a prestigious local golf course. It is one of our signature events and is well-attended by our members and stakeholders. The Golf Committee is in charge of organizing and conducting the tournament, in addition to gathering vital event sponsorships.
Awards & Installation Evening
Each November, the chapter hosts its Awards & Installation Evening. The Installation Committee plans and oversees many event components, including entertainment, award details, logistics, schedule, etc.