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The journey to success begins here…

The building controls industry is a fascinating place to work, it can also be highly complex due to the advances in technology and innovation. As a result, this is creating exciting opportunities for new talent to join an ever-evolving sector where there are prospects to make a real difference to today’s smart and modern buildings. […]

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How are you tackling energy efficiency in your building?

All talk and no action? Everyone is on the energy saving bandwagon right now…or at least everyone knows they ought to be…However, there’s a big difference between talking about lowering energy usage and actively doing it. As I have touched upon previously, with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) now in full force, the commercial […]

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BCIA launches new and improved introductory building controls course

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to offer the perfect starting point for professionals working in the building controls industry: BCM00 Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC training course. This is also ideal for anyone wishing to gain further understanding and insight into the world of building controls and to develop their knowledge […]

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New Quarter 1 record for controls and BEMS market

The latest figures from the BCIA’s Market Information Services (MIS) show that Q1 2018 set a new annual Quarter 1 record for the value of the total controls and BEMS market in the UK at £654.8 million. The figure for Q1 2018 is higher than the previous year market high of Q1 2017 which reached […]

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Entries open for CIBSE Graduate Engineer/Employer of the Year Awards

The prestigious CIBSE Young Engineer Awards recognises and rewards innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers, as well as employers who pro-actively champion young people in the building services sector. One of the industry’s most sought-after accolades is the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year. It is open to anyone who has graduated […]

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It’s all about MEES…

Legislation can be a game changer. While all standards must be adhered to, some government targets require more action that others. Indeed, some require urgent steps to comply… As you may be aware, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force in April this year. The government legislation makes it unlawful for a landlord […]

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How a role in engineering can make a big impact on society…

Carving out a lifelong and fulfilling career is no easy feat. At a young age, it can be difficult to envisage how your work life will pan out and often that leads to young people stumbling into a career that they may not be passionate about, or indeed suited too. However, when you discover what […]

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Feedback needed on new BEMS Controls Engineer Standard

The challenge of developing BEMS Controls Engineers in sufficient numbers and quality for the industry, is one that the BCIA continues to address. The main focus at present is to achieve full professional recognition for BEMS Control Engineers. This primarily involves the completion of a BEMS Controls Engineer Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard (required as part of […]

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