Membership Categories

There are four categories of membership, namely – Corporate, Associate, Association and Individual. Fees for membership are shown in the table below.

Corporate Member (PT Contractors)

This category is for organisations which are post-tensioning contracting organisations. The categories are split between those with CARES compliance and those who are on the pathway to approval, a twelve month grace period is given. Contractors must transition to CARES approval within this time

CARES approval – A high level of membership criteria is a requirement for this category. These criteria focus on technical competence, management plans, insurances, and resources. Corporate members are required to provide independent certification to verify that the criteria are met on application for membership, and to maintain these criteria whilst a member of the PTIA as well as full CARES compliance

Pathway to approval – This level of membership is for contractors who currently do not meet the full CARES criteria, however there are certain minimum criteria that must be met and certified by an accountant, this information will be provided in the application form. Contractors in this category must be heading towards full CARES compliance and will be supported by the PTIA and CARES to achieve this.

The six sub-categories of Corporate Member are –

Corporate       

            1          Tonnes per year >5000             PTIA approved & CARES

            2          Tonnes per year 1000-5000     PTIA approved & CARES

            3          Tonnes per year <1000             PTIA approved & CARES

 

            4          Tonnes per year >5000             Pathway to approval

            5          Tonnes per year 1000-5000     Pathway to approval

            6          Tonnes per year <1000             Pathway to approval

    Associate Member

    a. PT Materials and Equipment Suppliers

    This category is for organisations which supply key materials and equipment used in PT construction directly by the PT Contractor.

    It includes –

    • suppliers of materials used in PT construction such as strand, tensioned bars, grouts, wedges, anchors.
    • suppliers of equipment used in PT construction such as hydraulic jacks, grout pumps etc

    Membership criteria focus on quality management plans, insurance cover and demonstrated experience in their field. These members will be assessed by the PTIA’s external auditor for compliance with these criteria on application for membership, and annually.

    b. Other Materials and Equipment Suppliers

    This category is for suppliers of materials and equipment used in PT construction, but which may not be used directly by the PT Contractor.

    It includes –

    • Suppliers of materials used in PT construction such as strand, tensioned bars, grouts, wedges, anchors.
    • Suppliers of equipment used in PT construction such as hydraulic jacks, grout pumps etc
      • Membership criteria focus on quality management plans, insurance cover and demonstrated experience in their field. These members will be assessed by the PTIA’s external auditor for compliance with these criteria on application for membership, and annually.

        There are two categories for PT material suppliers:

        1          PT Materials Supplier               CARES compliant

        2          PT Materials Supplier               Pathway to approval

      c. Consulting Engineering Firms

      This category is for consulting engineering firms who offer engineering design services for PT projects, including firms which provide design software for design of PT systems.

      Membership criteria focus on quality management plans, insurances and suitably qualified staff. These members do not need to be assessed by the PTIA’s external auditor, but must demonstrate to the PTIA Board that they meet the membership criteria on application for membership, and annually.

      d. Other organisations

      This category is for organisations not included in the above categories, but who provide materials, goods or services, either directly or indirectly, to the PT construction industry.

      There are no specific membership criteria for this membership category, nor are there any audit requirements for membership.

       

      Association Membership

      Industry Associations which may wish to join PTIA as members. There are no specific membership criteria for this membership category, nor are there any audit requirements for membership.

      Individual Membership

      People with an interest in PT who may wish to join PTIA as individuals. There are no specific membership criteria for this membership category, nor are there any audit requirements for membership.

      Individual (Student) Membership

      A sub-category of Individual membership for students with an interest in PT who may wish to become members of the PTIA. The only membership requirement for this category is evidence of their bona fides as a student in a relevant field of study attending an Australian tertiary institution.

       

      About Membership

      Membership of the PTIA is open to organisations and individuals who have an interest in post-tensioning consistent with the objects of the PTIA, namely –

      1. to ensure that the post-tensioning contracting industry is both viable and competitive, and
      2. to promote high standards in design, construction and materials for post-tensioning systems, consistent with world best practice, and verified by certification of its Corporate and Associate Members, and
      3. to develop industry work standards which establish appropriate skills of employees, personal development opportunities, a safe working environment, and environmental responsibility, and
      4. to achieve ongoing technical advances in materials and systems for post-tensioning.

      Corporate and some Associate members are required to meet specific criteria which identify technical competence, insurance cover, management plans and resources. These members are required to provide independent certification to verify that the criteria are met, and to maintain these criteria whilst a member of the PTIA.

      Where a Corporate or Associate member has one or more subsidiaries or other companies belonging to its group, only those entities which individually meet the membership criteria may be included under the company’s membership.

      All members agree to be bound by the Constitution of the PTIA and its Code of Ethics.

       

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