FAQs

Q: Is the Building Security Council affiliated with the government?

A: No, we are a non-profit, non-stock organization. We do not receive funding from any government agency. Our funding support comes from various grants provided by plenty of building design, management, and ownership organizations across America.

Q: What services do you offer?

A: The BSC administers and maintains a building security rating program named the Promoting Logical Unified Security (PLUS) and the Building Security Professional (BSCP) certification program that enables building owners to evaluate and improve the security of their facilities.

Q: Who are the members of the BSC?

A: The BSC focuses on bringing multi-disciplinary solutions to the building security industry.   Members of the BSC Board of Directors and committees are affiliated with diverse organizations such as the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ASIS International, Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), Federal Facilities Council (FFC), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), New York City Police Department (NYPD), The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), risk management firms, and building security services consultants.

BSC’s cross disciplinary nature is enhanced through the BSC Advisory Council that ensures the inclusion of expertise of all building security disciplines in the Building Rating System and Building Security Council Professional (BSCP) certification programs.

Q: How can I participate in the BSC’s programs?

A: The Building Security Council is currently seeking individuals to participate on its committees to implement the PLUS program and BSCP certification. Please contact the BSC Secretary, Jared Turner (support@BuildingSecurityCouncil.org) for more information.