Membership may be either individual or collective. An individual member of the Association shall be a person who is involved in the  areas of activity covered by the Association, possesses appropriate knowledge and who is willing to support the mission and objective of the Association. A collective member of the Association shall be organizations having technical or scientific interest in the Association,  such as highway agencies, state departments of transportation, transportation institutes, universities, bridge owners and operators, road departments, qualified firms, and libraries.The mission of the Association is to become the premier international organization for the advancement of the state-of-the-art in the fields of bridge maintenance, safety and management.