What is BAI
Always Conscious for Quality in Construction
ABOUT THE BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
The Builders Association of India (B.A.I.) was started in 1941 in Pune,
Maharashtra, primarily with the encouragement given by Brig. Jackson of
Military Engg., Service. The Builders Association of India has its
Headquarters at Mumbai and has its Centers at 95 Locations in the Country.
And is a member of International Federation of Asian Western Pacific
Contractors Association (IFAWPCA).
The aims and objects of the Builders Association of India Inter-alia are:
- To promote and foster feelings of Unity. Co-operation and mutual
help and to eliminate unfair trade practices and unhealthy competition
among its members.
- To advise and assist members in technical and legal matters.
- To improve and elevate the technical knowledge of persons engaged in
the industry and
- To conduct seminars, exhibitions and conventions to update the
knowledge of members with the ever changing and improving construction
The Builders Association of India has taken upon itself the duty of
honoring the Construction workers, the back-bone of the profession on a day
in October every year by presenting them with gifts and having dinner with
The Builders Association of India, Southern Center, located at Chennai,
imparts training to semi-skilled workers to become skilled workers in all
fields like Masons. Plumbers, bar benders, etc., are imparted in the
training jointly run (with the internationally famous ANNA UNIVERSITY)
AU-BAI Training Institute at Guindy Engineering College Campus.
Most of our members are involved in the creation of the land marks of the
City of Chennai, the latest being Tidel Park, Nehru Stadium, Sir
Visweswarayya Tower and Many Software Campuses, Viz., Tata consultancy
Services, Xansa (India) etc.
These apart, Our Centre realizing its social obligations, has and is
continuously conducting many health check-up camps to the workers, has
donated self-help trolleys to the Central Railway Station, has donated
Chairs to the Government General Hospital for use of blood-donors and has
donated tree guards to the Corporation.
We can claim, with our humbleness, that we have done our part at times of
natures fury and disasters like the Earthquake (Maharashtra) where our
Association has constructed some earth-quake proof houses, the Gujarat earth
quake where one of our members did an exemplary job in the clearance of
debris and restoring Buildings.
The Southern Centre of the Builders Association of India was established
in 1950 having completed our Golden Jubilee and marching ahead to celebrate
the Diamond Jubilee.
The Builders Association of India, in the recent past conducted two All
India Conventions in Tamil Nadu.
- In 1993, when the then Vice-President of India Shri. K.R. Narayanan
was the Chief Guest.
- In 1997 when the then Prime Minister of India Shri. H.D. Deve Gowda
was the Chief Guest.
Presently the Builders Association of India, Southern Centre are also
members of Tamil Nadu Construction Workers Welfare Board, Participating in
meetings of Sales Tax and Labor Training, etc. Need of Training for Quality
Construction, which we are sure, will bring the community at large.
ORGANISATION FRAME WORK
The BAI operates mainly through:
The General Council, which is the policy making body of BAI consists of
the office bearers, the Chairman of all BAI Centers, the Trustees of the
Association, representatives of the patron members and affiliated
Association members, all subscribing past Presidents of BAI and the
representatives of BAI Centers in the manner set out in the Rules &
Regulations of the Association.
The General Council meets four times minimum in a year at such places as
it deems necessary and the Managing Committee which manages the affairs of
BAI concurrently, consists, besides office bearers and immediate Past
Presidents, members elected by the elected members of the General Council,
representatives of trustees, affiliated associations, Patron members and the
members co-opted. The Managing Committee meets very often, in 6 to 8 weeks,
and reviews the problems faced by the construction sector and decides about
the course of action to be adopted.
The General Council and Managing Committee are assisted by various
advisory Committees, principal among them being.
- Advisory Committee
- Seminar, Exhibition & Training Committee
- Publications Committee
- Labor & Welfare Committee
- Contract Operations & Contract Conditions Revision Committee
- Taxation & New Legislation Committee
- Convention Committee