Membership in PIP is voluntary and open to owner companies or engineering design and/or construction companies serving these owners in the process and related industries. Membership requires U.S. based technical resources to meet participation requirements. Members are classified as “owners” or “contractors”.
As a member, you will have access to the password protected area of our web-site. This allows on-line access to all published Practices in ".pdf " and "native" (".doc" format for text documents and "DGN/DWG" format for CAD files) file formats as well as our EEDS (electronic entry data sheets) file format where available. As a Member, you may issue the PIP password to all employees, contractors, and contractor employees who are doing work for you in all of your facilities. The files can be shared electronically. Membership rights include unlimited use of PIP Practices for conducting business at all member company offices and locations. Other members area resources would also be accessible on the PIP web-site including rosters of all teams, meeting schedules, implementation resource center information, and others.
As a member, each company is expected to provide a Steering Team representative. This is usually a more senior person in the organization and one who has the ability to influence if not control, technical and/or other resources in the companies' standards program. In addition, each member company is expected to provide at least one active Function Team member in any discipline areas the company chooses. If desired, members can place additional resources on multiple Function Teams. On a voluntary basis, Members provide their non-proprietary internal standards for harmonization of industry practices. In addition, members voluntarily adopt and implement published PIP Practices and support PIP's business guidelines and commitment to the process.
The current annual membership dues are $25,000 per year. Dues are paid as an unrestricted grant to The University of Texas. As a result of continuing cost controls and growth in 13 of our 18 years we have been able to provide significant “dues discounts” to members after their first year of participation.