Presidents Blog

Good news in difficult times

It is a real honour to write my first President’s blog. I never imagined, however, that I would be taking on this role in such challenging times. I am writing this ‘under lockdown’ due to the coronavirus outbreak and it is sad but obviously unavoidable that we have had to postpone the BCIA Awards. We […]

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Judgement Day

The BCIA Awards have become the gold standard for showcasing game changing examples of innovation and with external factors such as climate change, wellbeing and building performance all increasingly important metrics for our success, this year promises to see our growing pool of brilliant engineers step up yet again to show that we can help […]

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Generation Game

Following on from my look back at 2019 in the last blog a number of records were broken at last year’s BCIA Annual Awards Celebration, with a particularly significant one, in my view, being the 12 bright stars competing for the Young Engineer prize. With the ability of the new generations of college leavers coming […]

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Mood for change

Well, what a year 2019 was! The protests by Extinction Rebellion in April and the school climate strikes led by Greta Thunberg may have divided the public’s opinion, but they certainly seem to have spurred the government into some sort of action on tackling climate change. After all the posturing, bluffing, swerving and the seemingly […]

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Join the #OneSmallChange conversation

Over the past month I’ve enjoyed attending a number of events in my role as BCIA President where the conversation around #OneSmallChange was shared with a variety of audiences. One such event was in collaboration with the CIBSE FM Group where we discussed the opportunities for using BEMS to further improve Maintenance activity and performance. […]

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Cause for celebration

I had an overwhelming feeling of pride at this year’s 2019 BCIA Awards. It was another glorious event which celebrated the stars of the building controls industry in recognition of their achievements and one that also leaves me confident that our sector is in a strong position to play its part in tackling climate change. […]

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Lead the Way

‘One small change’ – not a new concept but what does it mean to you? Whether it’s the ‘aggregation of marginal gains’ made famous by Team GB during the Olympics or even a pact with yourself to change a habit like taking the stairs in place of the lift, the common theme is that ‘small […]

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Championing young blood

According to a recent survey, over a quarter of the nation has no idea what “the cloud” is or how “cloud storage” works, but they might be able to identify cumulostratus or cumulonimbus! The poll was undertaken by Currys PC World and is an example of a modern technology that is a mystery to a […]

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