News and Events

Philadelphia's Housing Surges to Record Levels in Q1

05.17.2016House prices hit post-recession high while sales volume shows unusual non-seasonal increase.May 16, 2016:  Following... more »

NJ Economic and Housing Outlook

04.01.2016At the Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City last month, BIA Board Member Kevin Gillen presented housing and economic... more »

What's vacant land in Philly really worth?

03.04.2016BIA board Member Kevin Gillen worked with the Philadelphia Land Bank to develop a pricing model designed to help the... more »

Mayor Kenney Endorses Legislation to Modify Uniformity Clause

02.27.2016Mayor Jim Kenney joined a bipartisan group of state House members today and the Philadelphia Jobs Growth Coalition to... more »

Welcome to your Building Industry Association


  Brian Emmons

Our mission is to advocate for and expand the residential building industry in Philadelphia. 

About the BIA of Philadelphia

Since it was established in 1937, the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia has built a network of professionals to promote residential construction in Philadelphia, including multi-family and mixed use development. Our membership has grown to encompass the whole range of industry specialists – builders, real estate developers, subcontractors, designers, finance experts, brokers, product manufacturers, and others. For more than 79 years, we have joined forces to share ideas and create opportunities that will have a positive impact on the city’s housing market.                

Learn more about membership and download an application here.

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The BIA is a partner in the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Roadmap for Growth campaign.