Admitted Industrial Organization Member

This category of membership is for Industrial Organizations (engineering and/or architectural consulting, manufacturing, insurance companies or other industrial firms) worldwide that have demonstrated interest and strong industrial activities in the subject of the seismic performance on non-structural elements.


BENEFITS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of industrial organization membership include the following:

Voice on the Board: There are eleven directors, which make up the SPONSE Board of Directors. The board is comprised of eight elected Research Organization Representatives, selected from the pool of representatives of the member research organizations, and three Industrial Representative Directors appointed by the Board.

Information Dissemination: SPONSE works with each Member Industrial Organization to prepare information on the organization’s industrial activities. This information is disseminated by SPONSE via its website and other printed materials such as the SPONSE Annual Workshop Program.


APPLICATION TO BE AN ADMITTED INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION MEMBER

Designate a SPONSE Representative and Provide Self-description

Each Industrial Organization Member has a Representative designated by its President (or the person occupying the most similar position). The application should include a cover letter or letters signed by these two individuals, along with a description of the activities of the industrial organization in the seismic performance of non-structural elements.

List of Individual Researchers at Admitted Industrial Organization (part of industrial organization application)

The initial Industrial Organization Member application should include a list of potential applicants whom are interested and qualified in Individual Industrial membership. Applications for Individual Industrial members at the Industrial Organization applying for membership should be submitted at the same time as the Industrial Organization Member application. (Subsequent to the admission of an industrial organization, additional applications for Individual Industrial memberships may be made at any time.) Individual Industrial Member applications should include their contact information and a two-page curriculum vitae (CV) for each candidate. If an individual’s significant accomplishments and interests are not fully reflected in the CV, the letter may include additional brief description.


LIST OF CURRENT ADMITTED INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERS

Ruben Boroschek & Associates (Organization Representative: Rodrigo Retamales)

– Hilti (Organization Representative: Ulrich Bourgund)

Etex Building Performance International (Organization Representative: Pauline Lopez)

– Halfen (Organization Representative: Matthias Roik)

Turkish Association for Seismic Isolation (Organization Representative: Eren Kalafat)

HOW TO APPLY

NO MEMBERSHIP FEES IN 2017

Applications containing the following three documents may be either mailed to the International SPONSE Association, European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, Via Adolfo Ferrata, 1 - 27100 Pavia, Italy, or emailed to info@sponse.eu.

  • Cover letter(s) by President and Representative;
  • Description of research organization accomplishments and capabilities
  • List of potential individual members of the organization including their contact information and a two-page curriculum vitae for each candidate.

Annual dues for all categories of Members were waived for 2017, with 2018 annual dues under review.