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Winners announced at first ever BCIA Virtual Awards

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) hosted its first ever Virtual Awards on Thursday 10 September 2020. The event was held in aid of Mind, a charity which provides advice and support to empower millions of people across the UK dealing with mental health issues. Finalists and guests got dressed up for the occasion and […]

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Comfort and efficiency in a post-lockdown world: Part 2

In the second part of his blog, Graeme Rees discusses the importance of achieving occupier comfort and health as well as energy efficiency. Where comfort once meant ‘warm’, today we consider comfort to also encompass elements of the wellbeing of the building occupant. Keeping occupants at a comfortable temperature is a given, but we also […]

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Role of BeMS will be key in managing buildings’ safety as well as efficiency, says BCIA

With companies looking at how they can safely bring their staff back to work, the Building Controls industry Association (BCIA) believes that it is more important than ever that building energy management systems (BeMS) are correctly installed and maintained. The BCIA also says correct utilisation of BEMS will be vital, with many buildings finding themselves […]

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Comfort and efficiency in a post-lockdown world: Part 1

In a two-part blog, Graeme Rees, Vice President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), discusses the efficient management of buildings post-lockdown. The world is certainly a very different place today than it was just three or four months ago, but with people beginning to return to work we are all wondering what the new […]

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The BCIA is proud to support Smart Buildings Show – Virtual Conference 2020

The BCIA is proud to be supporting the inaugural Smart Buildings Show – Virtual Conference 2020, which will take place from the 13-15 October 2020.  This new, interactive event will contain content from the world’s biggest and best smart buildings companies, who will be talking about their experiences of smart buildings in this ever changing work environment. […]

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Discovering the engineers of tomorrow

One of the many challenges the BCIA is faced with is to find ways to increase the talent pool in the building controls industry. I have said it before and I will say it again: the raw talent is out there, we just need to attract it. It could be argued the earlier we begin […]

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Don’t miss out! BCIA Schoolz Out competition closes on 31 August 2020

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is issuing a reminder to school pupils not to miss out on the chance to win an exciting prize. The BCIA’s Schoolz Out competition challenges school pupils to design an energy saving product or initiative for their school which uses an element of control to save energy, and the […]

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CIBSE webinar chaired by Jon Belfield triggers skills gap discussion

Jon Belfield, Immediate Past President of the BCIA, chaired a CIBSE #GrowYourKnowledge webinar on 30 July 2020, titled “Building Controls: What? Why? How?”. The webinar was given by committee members of the recently re-invigorated CIBSE IT & Controls Group: Peter McDermott – Mott MacDonald; Tom Hopton – Buro Happold; and Tom Randall – Arup. The […]

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