Creating Strength in Numbers
BIAW’s Top Spike, Patrick Hayes, CGP, recruited 41 new members into the association
earning him the coveted Omar Brown Award
BIAW is the 2nd largest state association affiliated with the National Association
of Home Builders (NAHB) in the country with over 8,500 member companies employing
approximately 265,000 people.
BIAW's Membership staff & volunteers act
to develop short and long range plans for the continued growth and strength of the
Building Industry Association of Washington; provide guidance to its 15 local associations
in planning for membership growth; and act as liaison to the NAHB in obtaining new
membership tools and ideas.
In addition, BIAW Spikes work to
recruit new members, get members involved, and retain BIAW members. Spikes build
BIAW''s essential membership base and strengthen BIAW's ability to influence.
Benefits of Membership
The advantages of membership don't end with BIAW's dedication to protecting your
livelihood from unnecessary government taxes and regulations. Besides battling big
government, BIAW offers a variety of programs and services that can help you to
make your business successful.
Return on Industrial Insurance (ROII®) Select Program
The BIAW R.O.I.I.® Select program, the largest and most successful retrospective ratings
program in the state, offers exclusive benefits and advantages to its member companies.
- In 29 years of existence, no ROII® member has ever paid a penny of additional premium
(penalty) because of participation in ROII®, a claim many Retro programs cannot make.
- Professional claims management assistance from BIAW's in-house claims staff provided
free of charge.
- Award-winning safety consultation/accident prevention services provided free of
- Loss control consultation services provided free of charge.
- L&I premium audit assistance provided free of charge.
- L&I risk classification and rate assistance provided free of charge.
- Hiring procedure evaluation provided free of charge.
- ROII Select generated revenue supports BIAW's efforts in support of affordable housing
and a pro-business regulatory climate in Washington.
BIAW's award-winning Education Program works in coordination with BIAW's 15 local
associations to present educational programs to meet member needs and organize regional
conferences on issues related to the construction industry. The result is a program
that provides BIAW members with the most up-to-date, effective, and highest quality
education programs at the lowest possible price.
Health Insurance Program
Purchasing power, excellent benefits and rate stability are the cornerstones of the success of the BIAW Health Insurance Program. BIAW provides member companies with high quality health insurance at lower than market rates. Since 2001, health insurance premiums have doubled for an average family of four due to increasing costs of medical care while the BIAW’s rates have increased at a much slower pace. By leveraging the purchasing power of the association, BIAW’s Health Insurance Program is able to offer rates much lower than similar plans in the open market.
Safety Assistance Program
BIAW’s award-winning Safety Assistance Program offers members a variety of valuable
tools to deal with safety and accident prevention. BIAW helps member companies keep
track of and stay in compliance with the ever-changing construction safety rules
and regulations in Washington State. One of BIAW’s most popular membership benefits,
the Program is free of charge to all BIAW member companies and provides on-site
safety consultations, group seminars, sample written accident prevention programs
and updates and information on new and revised regulations. The entire program is
designed to help BIAW members protect their employees on the job site.
Public Relations Program
An aggressive approach to educating members, homebuyers, elected officials and the
general public on the real obstacles in providing affordable housing in Washington
Your Membership provides you:
- Marketing opportunities
- Networking opportunities
- Publication advertising
- Monthly Building Insight Magazine
- Industry Specific Education
If you would like more information, on how to join
the Building Industry Association of Washington, please contact BIAW at 1-800-228-4229.