BCIA establishes associate membership

The success of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has led to the introduction of an Associate Membership, targeted at professions working within the building controls industry, e.g. consultants, M&E contractors, architects, and building occupiers/ developers.
“Our aim is to encourage greater dialogue between the BCIA and those professions close to our members,” explained Doug Robins, BCIA President. “The Associate Membership has been tailored for the individual and offers benefits in reduced rates for our technical training programme; up-to-date information via our newsletter and the web site; and much more.”

The BCIA represents an amalgamation of the UK’s building controls manufacturers and leading systems installers, which together are responsible for the major slice of a £530 million home market incorporating products, installed systems, and service and maintenance. “A high level of knowledge and skill is required in the design and implementation of building control systems as they are the key to efficient energy management and optimum plant performance,” said Doug Robins. “For that reason the BCIA launched the ‘Building Controls Technical Training Programme’ in 2004, which has proved to be a runaway success; not only attracting engineers from our own industry but engaging with consultants and contractors wishing to increase their knowledge of building controls. We are now working with government agencies to establish the Technical Training Programme as an NVQ.”

For further information contact Ann Hull on 01249 720303 or email: bcia@feta.co.uk