About the BCIA

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A single voice

The BCIA is a single voice, representing a growing and dynamic building controls and BEMS sector in the UK. It has a number of key functions that support its members and the wider industry which include:

  • To be a single voice representing the controls and BEMS industry
  • Offer specialist training courses for the controls industry
  • Lobby and liaise with Government
  • Enable member companies to discuss shared interests
  • Provide unique market trends and sales data for members
  • Offer a credibility of membership for companies large and small
  • To help develop a career pathway for BEMS Controls Engineers for new recruits, existing trainees and experienced workers
  • Promote the benefits of the role of a BEMS Controls Engineer as a career pathway to a wider audience

Aims and Objectives

The overall aim of the BCIA its to promote better understanding, application and use of building controls. In order to achieve this the BCIA works with other organisations and institutions such as BESA, ECA, CIBSE, BIFM, FETA and others to promote the interests of our members. The Association is also committed to promoting higher standards among membership through discounts on the BCIA’s current suite of training courses and through the development of the Apprenticeship Standard for our sector.

The BCIA also aims to influence legislation such as Part L of the Building Regulations to ensure that the crucial role that building controls play in energy efficient buildings is recognised at all levels; and increase market awareness among specifiers and end-users about the importance of good specification, design and installation.


The Building Controls Industry association (BCIA) was formed in 2004, from a merger of two long-standing groups. The Association is now part of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) so that it has access to lobbying at European level, and the ability to discuss key issues with other parts of the construction sector.

The BCIA is run by its members, for its members and appointment to the Management Committee is by election. Members are however encouraged to participate in the Marketing, Technical and Skills Working Groups which enable the BCIA to tackle particular issues and projects in a focused way.

Structure and Working Groups