How do you measure up?

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging all engineers to keep abreast of the latest technologies and trends to ensure they are in pole position for projects and opportunities in the workplace.

Over the past few years, the BCIA has seen a vast rise in demand for its suite of training courses. Many controls engineers have used the skills and qualifications gained to progress their careers and advance to greater responsibilities. For those wanting to accelerate along the skills ladder, upskilling is the perfect way to achieve this.

Led by industry experts, BCM02 – Measuring & Control Technology offers comprehensive training on the theory of measuring and control technology. Part one of the module focuses on the principles of measurement, potential variables and best practices for planning and evaluation of the technology. Part two focuses on the type of control technology used.

The course is designed for engineers and technicians who have some knowledge and field experience with usually a minimum period of one year within the industry. Key elements of the BCM02 course include the correct use and application of measuring equipment, control states, open and closed loop control and ways to avoid measuring errors.

BCM02 is the second of six CPD modules accredited by Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) which are highly regarded in the building controls industry. On successful completion of the BCM01-03 courses, delegates will be awarded the Technical Certificate which enables them to apply for the Building Controls Integrator Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card; the sole ID and competence card scheme for control system engineers in the UK.

The BCIA courses are run online over a two-day period delegates can learn from home or the workplace. They take the form of interactive learning experience, complete with exercises and a test to check learning on completion.  The course can also lead to learning assessment which demonstrates learning for the Trailblazer Apprenticeship standard.

BCIA President Terry Sharp commented: “The BCIA are very aware of the need for specialist skills to install and maintain modern buildings and we are constantly developing our training programmes to ensure engineers maintain the highest standards. We have been inundated with course bookings over the past few years and strongly recommend that engineers and employers invest in training to deliver optimum results.  Customers are seeing the benefits of these qualifications and beginning to ask for evidence of training for the personnel involved on their projects.”

The next available BCM02 courses start in April. For the full range of BCIA courses and to book your place(s) today, click here. Alternatively, e-mail fast as places are limited.