About the BCIA



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

  • Is a single voice representing the controls and BEMS industry.
  • Offers specialist training courses for the controls industry.
  • Lobbies and liaises with government.
  • Enables member companies to discuss shared interests.
  • Provides unique market trends and sales data for members.
  • Offers a credibility of membership for companies large and small.






  • To promote better understanding, application and use of building controls.
  • To work with other organisations and institutions such as the HVCA, ECA, CIBSE, BIFM, FETA and others to promote the interests of our members.
  • To promote higher standards among membership through discounts on training and development of the Apprenticeship Standard for our sector.
  • To influence legislation such as Part L of the Building Regulations to ensure that the crucial role that controls play in energy efficient buildings is recognised at all levels.
  • To increase market awareness among specifiers and end-users about the importance of good specification, design and installation.




The BCIA was formed in 2004, from a merger of two earlier long-standing groups. The Association is now part of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) so that we have access to lobbying at European level, and also the ability to discuss key issues with other parts of the construction sector. Appointment to the Management Committee is by election, but other Working Groups are open to all members – they enable the BCIA to tackle particular issues and projects in a focused way.


This diagram explains how the Management Committee, Working Groups and Working Parties function to achieve the objectives of the BCIA – which are set by its members.

BCIA Responsibility Matrix August 2016