PDCA Membership Category Descriptions
CONTRACTOR MEMBER: A specialty contractor who commonly installs driven piles for foundation and earth retention systems. This membership category has two levels:
Contractor I Annual Volume of greater than $2 million
Contractor II Annual Volume of less than $2 million
ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Firm engaged in the manufacturing and/or supply of equipment, materials, or services to the pile driving industry. This membership category has three levels:
Associate I Annual Volume of greater than $2 million
Associate II Annual Volume of less than $2 million
LOCAL ASSOCIATE: Small Associate company desiring membership in a single local chapter, who only serves that local market, and whose only interest is to support the local chapter membership must be approved by the PDCA Executive Committee.
ENGINEERING AFFILIATE: An Engineering firm, company, corporation or individual (Structural, Geotechnical, Civil, etc) involved in the design consulting, testing, or other engineering aspect associated with driven piles, deep foundations or earth retention systems.
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER: An individual employed full-time by a university or college and teaching Undergraduate or Graduate courses in engineering; or an individual employed full-time by the government.
RETIRED INDUSTRY MEMBER: Individual, who has retired, left active employment, but wishes to remain a PDCA Member.
STUDENT MEMBER: Full-time student studying towards a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree in a university program.
AFFILIATE LABOR ORGANIZATION MEMBER: Concerned with pile driving for the purpose of gathering and sharing information