CONSTITUTION

  • To unite, promote, protect and watch over the welfare of persons, firms and companies whether corporate or noncorporate which are engaged in the business of supply and distribution of building materials.
  • To represent the views of building materials suppliers and distributors to manufacturers of building materials and to thereby create and foster better relationship in the industry.
  • To act as mediator in disputes (other than trade disputes) between members of the Association and to seek and create avenues of compromise (with the consent of both parties concerned) in the spirit of common aims and aspirations in the industry.
  • To devise means and methods for the purpose of protecting and safeguarding the rights and interests of members.
  • To represent, express and give effect to the opinion and representations of building material suppliers and distributors as regards matters directly or indirectly affecting their interests other than trade disputes and to this extent to make recommendations to and seek representation in Government or Quasi-Government bodies.
  • To originate, initiate, promote and support improvements in the law, legislation and regulations directly or indirectly affecting the building materials suppliers and distributors’ industry and in particular to promote and support any regulation which will further the objects of the Association and vice versa.
  • To advise and guide members the institution and prosecution, promotion of or defence or opposition to litigation in any cases affecting the interests of members so far as may be legally done without infringing the rules of law against maintenance and champerty and to take such steps as may from time to time appear to the Association to be necessary in the interests of such members.
  • To collect and diffuse among members and the public and particularly among persons engaged in the said industry statistics and other information on all matters affecting or concerning such owners and users and to print, publish, issue and circulate such papers, periodicals, books, circulars and other literary matter as may be conducive to any of these objects.
  • To promote agreement between members with a view to obtaining the greatest possible efficiency in the services provided by members.
  • To establish, subsidise, promote, amalgamate, co-operate or affiliate with, receive into union, become a member or act as or appoint trustees, agents or delegates to control, manage, afford monetary assistance to or assist in any other manner any bodies, associations and institutions whether corporate or un-incorporate with objects altogether or in part similar to 3 those of the Association.
  • To establish, undertake, administer and contribute to any charitable or benevolent institution or fund whose objects are to assist deserving persons who may be or have been engaged in the said industry or the dependants of such persons and to contribute towards or otherwise assist any other charitable or benevolent institutions or undertakings.
  • To assist in furthering the aims and ambitions of the Government, Industry and the private sector in the context of the Government’s economic policies and development plans.
  • To assist members in trade matters relating to customer relationship including matters relating to credit facilities and advances.
  • To undertake and execute any trusts which may seem to the Association conducive to any of its objects and to collect receive and hold funds and other property voluntary contributions, subscriptions, gifts and legacies for the objects of the Association or any of them as donors may direct.
  • To establish, form and maintain a library and collection of models, designs, drawings and other articles of interest in connection with the development and improvement of all forms of building materials used for commercial purposes.
  • To provide facilities or events for social interaction between the members of the Association and their friends.
  • To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any real and personal property and any rights or privileges necessary or convenient for the purposes of the Association and to construct, alter and maintain any buildings required for the purpose of the Association.
  • To collect and receive entrance fees and subscriptions and contributions of and to borrow or raise any money that may be required for the purpose of the Association and to secure the payment of money borrowed on such terms and on such security as may be deemed advisable.
  • To acquire, purchase, sell, manage, transfer, mortgage, lease, dispose of or to develop or turn into account any land or otherwise deal with any land belonging to the Association.
  • To invest the money of the Association not immediately required for the purposes of the Association in or upon such investments securities or property as may be thought fit.
  • To do all such other lawful things as may be deemed incidental or conducive to the attainment of any of the above objects.
  • To create a code of conduct and ethics for members of the Association in particular and in the industry in general.