(For International, Standard and Associate Membership)
1.1 buildingSMART is the worldwide Authority driving transformation of the built environment through the creation and adoption of open, international standards.
1.2 buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization.
1.3 buildingSMART International is made up of chapter members (Chapters) and organizational members (Organizations): Chapters are local membership organizations in specific countries principally concerned with the implementation of open BIM within that country or territory. These Chapters are led by the parent body buildingSMART International Limited in accordance with its constitution. Membership of buildingSMART International Limited is also open to governmental bodies, institutes, commercial and non-commercial entities worldwide.
1.4 The applicant wishes to join buildingSMART as an Organizational Member.
Classes of Organizational Members:
2 Strategic Advisory Council Membership
2.1 Strategic Advisory council (SAC) membership is our most senior form of corporate membership. It is designed to appeal to those leading multinational enterprises who believe that full implementation and adoption of open BIM is strategically important to the built environment sector and to their own enterprise and wish to play a strategic role in driving forward its implementation.
2.2 SAC members will have a direct role in shaping our strategy and helping to determine priorities and focus. They will have a formal role in semi-annual meetings to advise the ExCom or Board of buildingSMART International on our standards and compliance programs, managing our position in the industry, gaining engagement for standards development and deployment and on our international chapter strategy.
2.3 SAC Members will participate actively in our Standards program and in each of our chapters. Key benefits include full voting membership rights on the new Standards Committee and membership rights in buildingSMART chapters. SAC members or their representatives will also be entitled to participate in room steering committees.
2.4 The SAC is expected when fully established to comprise 12 to 15 senior representatives of member organizations. We invite participation from multinational corporations representing owners, contractors, manufacturers, software vendors, operators and consultants and representing corporations operating worldwide. Senior government representatives will be invited as guests.
2.5 Membership fees are €100,000 per annum. These funds will be used to support the leadership team and establishment costs in the transition of buildingSMART to a professional organization.
2.6 Participation in the SAC is by invitation and subject to a separate form of agreement.
3 International Membership
3.1 International Membership is designed for corporate entities of all types who are active in multiple countries and want to participate in chapter activities in a number of countries as well as our standards program.
3.2 International Members have full voting membership rights on the new Standards Committee and membership rights with buildingSMART chapters.
3.3 Annual membership fees are €40,000 for companies with more than 250 staff and €20,000 for others.
3.4 These rights do not include those rights which are considered to follow from local event or project sponsorship. Such sponsorship is welcomed separately.
4 Standard Membership
4.1 Standard Membership is the normal class of membership for corporate entities wishing to play an active role in the development standards and solutions to open BIM user needs but not in chapters..
4.2 The detailed operation of the Standards Program is described in the Standards Program Process document [link- TDB]. Within this certain rights are reserved for members.
4.3 Membership is required for those parties wishing to take an active role in the development of solutions to user or technical requirements. Standard Members will have voting rights in the Standards Committee.
4.4 Annual membership fees are €15,000 for companies with more than 250 staff and €8,000.00 for others.
5 Associate Membership
5.1 Associate Membership is designed for organizations who wish to participate in room leadership activities but do not want to be active participants in the standards program.
5.2 Annual membership is €5,000.
6 Benefits and Obligations of Membership
6.1 buildingSMART provides an environment where parties who share our goals and ambitions for open BIM can join together for the co-development and implementation of International Standards and compliance regimes.
6.2 Membership is expected to be a two way process. Members benefit from the collective activities of other members locally and internationally. Members are therefore expected to play an active role not only in identifying issues but also in the development of solutions.
6.3 buildingSMART is a not-for-profit organization and does not therefore have funds of its own to set up and run independent projects. Projects are therefore co-developed with members of all categories.