Membership Awards
BDAQ has a number of awards for members and others closely associated with the Association. These awards recognise volunteers and others who provide excellence and dedication in service to the Association.
Life Member
This award is a way for the Association to recognise members who have given a very high level of service to the Association for a number of years.
A member can be awarded Life Membership if they have provided dedicated and continuous service to the Association for a period of at least 15 years.
 
The association assesses the nominee's eligibility against both the achievements and standards of present Life Members and a set of assessment criteria (details of which can be found in the Policy 17.2 of the BDAQ Policy Manual). 
Fellow
A member may be awarded the membership class of Fellow if they have given the Building Design or associated fields dedicated and continuous service for at least 15 years.
It differs from the Life Member award in that it recognises the member's dedication to not only BDAQ but the wider industry in which we operate.  It gives recognition to the member for lifting the profile of the BDAQ and Building Designers to the public over many years.
Similarly to Life Membership, nominees for the membership class of Fellow are scored against a set of assessment criteria, which can be found in Policy 17.3 of the BDAQ Policy Manual). 
Honorary Member
Different from Life and Fellow, a person may only be awarded an Honorary Membership if they are not a BDAQ Member.
Honorary Membership can be awarded to a non-member to recognise voluntary or paid service to the BDAQ.
To be eligible for Honorary Membership, the nominee must have demonstrated a high level of ability, dedication and service over a period of a minimum of five years fulfilling and promoting the objectives of the BDAQ to its members and other industry groups. 
The association assesses the nominee's eligibility against both the achievements and standards of present Honorary Members and a set of assessment criteria (details of which can be found in the Policy 17.4of the BDAQ Policy Manual). 
Doug Mayes Memorial Medal
The Doug Mayes Memorial Medal may be presented each year, (although this is not mandatory) to a member in the category of affiliate, associate, member (full), life or fellow who has provided outstanding service to BDAQ at branch level. Branches will be invited to nominate members who may be eligible to be considered for the award. The management committee will consider all nominations and decide on the recipient.
 
Outstanding service recognizes those members who have performed any services above and beyond that required of the position and have constantly performed demanding jobs to the highest standard for a minimum period of five years and have made a major contribution at branch level.
 
Doug Mayes joined the BDAQ in 1990 and was a committed and passionate advocate for the Association at branch level. Doug was a familiar face at any event connected with the BDAQ and worked tirelessly with corporate partners and members to make all members see what a difference collaborative effort could make. It seemed fitting that when Doug passed on, he should be remembered with the presentation of a memorial medal in his honour at the Design Awards Dinner presentation.
Details about this award come from Policy 17.1.2(d) of the BDAQ Policy Manual. 

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