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Major culprit to super hero?

It seems strange that the transport industry is strictly regulated regarding emissions and efficiency, yet nothing similar really exists for buildings. Even the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) doesn’t set a particularly high bar for the energy performance of buildings and, furthermore, only affects the rental sector. However, it is relatively simple to significantly improve […]

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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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Input needed for BEMS Control Engineer Trailblazer

The BCIA is delighted to announce that the BEMS Controls Engineer Trailblazer has now been approved. There is still some work to be done before we officially launch it to the industry in April 2020 and further information will be available on the BCIA website soon. In the meantime, BCIA members are requested to complete the Trailblazer […]

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BCIA welcomes three new Management Committee members

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Management Committee members: David Hogg (SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions), Richard Meacham (Crown House Enterprise Solutions) and Simon Ward (Distech Controls). The BCIA is run by its members and committee members are elected. Members are however encouraged to participate in the […]

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Rob Wood appointed new BCIA Skills Working Group Chair

Technical Director of BOSS Controls, Rob Wood, has been appointed the new Skills Working Group Chair for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). Rob has been the Technical Director for BOSS Controls for eight years and is responsible for all the technical and engineering aspects of the business. This can range from field staff training […]

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Records continue to be broken in controls and BEMS market

The latest figures from the BCIA’s Market Information Services (MIS) show that Q3 2019 set a new annual record for the value of the total controls and BEMS market in the UK at £735.5 million. The figure for Q3 2019 is higher than the Q2 2019 previous market high of £723.6 million representing an increase […]

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BCIA Member Discount for BACS Publication

If you would like to specify BACS more effectively, the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s new Code of Practice for Building Automation and Control Systems provides comprehensive advice on specifying and implementing a system. What’s more, BCIA members get 20% off this title. With an increasing demand to design and deliver control systems that are […]

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