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PRESS RELEASE: One small change, one big difference

5th July 2019

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging people in the building controls sector to make one small change to their everyday lives to improve energy efficiency in buildings and create a more sustainable future. Many people in the building controls industry might think that issues surrounding climate change are too big to be fixed…

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PRESS RELEASE: Building Controls Industry Association celebrates 100 members

1st May 2019

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce that it now has a grand total of 100 members. The recent addition of Kernow Controls has enabled the BCIA to celebrate this important milestone. The Association is continuing to grow year on year and members of the BCIA play a pivotal role in raising…

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PRESS RELEASE: Graeme Rees elected on to BCIA Management Committee

14th February 2019

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced that Graeme Rees has been elected on to its Management Committee. Graeme has been involved in the building controls industry for nearly 30 years and is currently Marketing Manager for Schneider Electric UK & Ireland Digital Energy division. He previously spent 19 years at Trend Control Systems,…

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PRESS RELEASE: Terry Sharp announced as new Vice-President of BCIA

9th January 2019

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Terry Sharp as its new Vice-President. Terry has worked in the controls industry for over 35 years and is an Associate at NDA Consulting, the specialist BEMS and energy consultancy practice. Previous experience includes UK and European leadership roles for Johnson Controls, Sales and Marketing Director for…

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PRESS RELEASE: Building controls vital to compliance

30th November 2018

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging the wider industry to consider the importance of implementing effective building controls from the outset of building projects in order to meet current legislation. The 10 80 10 rule represents the total lifetime costs of a building, whereby only 10% of costs are invested at the design…

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PRESS RELEASE: Invest in building controls to reduce operational costs

12th October 2018

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is urging the industry to invest in building controls at the design stage of a building in order to lower the overall operating costs in today’s commercial buildings. The 10 80 10 concept represents the total lifetime costs of a building, whereby 10% of the costs of a building…

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PRESS RELEASE: Does wellbeing need to be regulated?

The topic of wellbeing continues to create discussion in all quarters – and it is highly prevalent in the building controls sector. Therefore, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) ponders the question of whether wellbeing needs to be regulated in reference to commercial buildings… While there is legislation in place concerning energy efficiency, there is…

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PRESS RELEASE: How are you handling the heat wave?

17th August 2018

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is urging the industry to ensure that they are fully clued up on the best ways to tackle growing demands in commercial buildings to ensure optimum comfort for occupants during the summer heatwave. The hot temperatures show no sign of disappearing and this is having a dramatic impact on…

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PRESS RELEASE: Build a successful future with new and improved BCIA training courses

22nd June 2018

The Building Controls Industries Association (BCIA) is calling on engineers, technicians, electricians and building services trades personnel to complement their existing knowledge and skillset in the building controls sector by securing their place on the new and improved BCM00-BCM06 training courses. The controls industry has a significant role to play when it comes to improving…

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PRESS RELEASE: BCIA launches new and improved introductory building controls course

25th May 2018

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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PRESS RELEASE: BCIA welcomes Jon Belfield as a new President

23rd March 2018

Jon Belfield has been appointed the new President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). He steps up from his position of Vice President and takes over the role from former President, Malcolm Anson. Jon is Managing Director of InTandem Systems Ltd, a controls installation specialist which work on a variety of building controls projects…

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PRESS RELEASE: Change the future of building controls with new and improved BCIA training courses

23rd February 2018

Are you looking to learn more about the building controls industry? Or are you simply wanting to take your skills further and reshape the future of the dynamic controls sector? The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has released more dates for its new BCM01-BCM06 training courses which are available throughout the year at various locations….

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PRESS RELEASE: New Building Controls Integrator ECS Card Launched

19th January 2018

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the launch of the new Building Controls Integrator ECS card. The BCIA and ECS have worked in partnership to introduce the card which meets the need for the growing body of control engineers to gain appropriate recognition for the control integrator skills they have acquired….

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PRESS RELEASE: BCIA announces new training courses for 2018

16th January 2018

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is pleased to announce the release dates for the new and improved building control training courses for 2018. The brand-new courses will offer building controls professionals an opportunity to develop their skills and gain valuable knowledge of the latest technology which they will be able to utilise in their…

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PRESS RELEASE: BCIA Management Committee welcomes new members

15th September 2017

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Management Committee.

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PRESS RELEASE: The smart effects of wellbeing in the workplace

11th August 2017

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is highlighting the importance of occupant wellbeing in commercial buildings.

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PRESS RELEASE: Training will transform building controls industry

9th June 2017

The Building Controls Association (BCIA) believes the key to a sustainable future in the building controls industry is to invest in young people and find skilled role models for the next generation. The current skills shortage faced by the industry has been well documented. A recent survey conducted by UK Construction Week discovered that 67%…

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PRESS RELEASE: Invest in training for future success

25th May 2017

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is inviting building services professionals to expand on their building controls knowledge with the second in a suite of six courses to be offered as part of the BCIA training programme. BC2 –  Measuring and Control Technology is designed for engineers and installers and will equip participants with an…

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PRESS RELEASE: BCIA Award winners announced

12th May 2017

The winners of the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at the prestigious ceremony and gala dinner on 11 May 2017 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham. This year’s awards, hosted by BBC broadcaster, Steph McGovern saw the best of the best recognised and rewarded for showing true excellence in the building controls…

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PRESS RELEASE: Targeting training to meet the Building Performance Challenge

5th May 2017

The Building Controls Association (BCIA) is encouraging both the current and next generation to invest in training, to ensure that the industry continues to move in the right direction. To conquer the building performance challenge, those employed in building services, need to be actively participating in training programmes to learn and apply new techniques. The…

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PRESS RELEASE: Essential knowledge for contractors

21st April 2017

Electrical contractors looking to boost their knowledge of building controls are urged to enrol on BC1 – Fundamentals of HVAC and Building Technology, the first of a suite of six courses offered by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). This course is delivered by industry experts and is designed for managers, installers and electrical contractors….

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PRESS RELEASE: Learn about HVAC and building technology with the BCIA

Building services professionals looking to develop their knowledge of HVAC and building technology are urged to enrol on the first of a suite of six courses offered by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). BC1 –  Fundamentals of HVAC and Building Technology, is designed for managers, designers and installation engineers and will equip individuals with…

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PRESS RELEASE: BCIA welcomes new Executive Officer

13th April 2017

The Building Controls Association (BCIA) is pleased to announce that they have appointed Roger Borer BA (Hons) as their new Executive Officer. Roger’s role in the organisation is pivotal to the operation of the Association and reports to the President Malcolm Anson and the Vice President Jon Belfield. The Executive Officer is responsible for running…

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PRESS RELEASE: Targeting training to meet the Building Performance Challenge

7th April 2017

The Building Controls Association (BCIA) is encouraging both the current and next generation to invest in training, to ensure that the industry continues to move in the right direction. To conquer the building performance challenge, those employed in building services, need to be actively participating in training programmes to learn and apply new techniques. The…

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PRESS RELEASE: BCIA urges building services professionals to invest in training

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging building services professionals to improve their knowledge of building controls by enrolling on its suite of training courses. The six modules are designed for facilities managers, installation engineers and technicians who are responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of building control technologies and systems for ventilation…

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PRESS RELEASE: Collaboration is pivotal to execute the Building Performance Challenge

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is urging the industry to work together to make significant changes in how building controls are understood by the wider public and other sectors. The objective of the building performance challenge is to construct commercial buildings which perform in the most cost-effective and energy-efficient manner to ensure optimum building…

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PRESS RELEASE: Get to grips with building controls

Electrical contractors looking to expand their knowledge of building controls can now take advantage of a suite of training courses on offer by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). Taking place at training centres in Peterborough, Edenbridge and Rotherham, the six courses are delivered by industry experts and are designed to provide a thorough knowledge…

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PRESS RELEASE: 2017 BCIA Awards finalists announced

3rd March 2017

The BCIA are delighted to have received a record number of entries for the 2017 BCIA Awards, showing an increased standard of excellence across the entire industry. Such high calibre entries presented the team of independent judges with a difficult task, after much deliberation the finalists were decided on as follows: Independent Building Controls &…

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PRESS RELEASE: Steph McGovern to host BCIA Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards which will be hosted by award winning broadcaster Steph McGovern. Steph McGovern has been involved in financial journalism for over 13 years and is well known for her work on BBC Breakfast.  In her work for the BBC, Steph covers economic…

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PRESS RELEASE: Building controls-help us show their true value

20th January 2017

Building controls are responsible for the long term performance of a building and ultimately achieving energy efficiency – something which the industry should celebrate and be proud of. Why not be part of that celebration by entering the 2017 BCIA Awards. The deadline for entries is Tuesday 31 January 2017. To enter simply visit the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Gain recognition at the leading industry awards

12th December 2016

The BCIA calls for the entire controls industry to submit their entries for the 2017 BCIA Awards, to gain the recognition they deserve and celebrate the achievements of their industry. The 2016 awards saw a record number of entries showing the controls industry is achieving great things and has a lot to be proud of….

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PRESS RELEASE: Building Services Summit 2016 tackles the big issues for our sector head on.

13th October 2016

The Building Services Summit will be asking the hard questions and looking for input from delegates as well as industry experts. This year, it’s all about finding solutions to make buildings better – energy efficient; occupant-friendly; and value for money. The Summit takes place on 23rd November at the British Library and has been organised…

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PRESS RELEASE: Entries go live for the 2017 BCIA Awards

7th October 2016

Entries are now open for the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards which promise to be better than ever before. The BCIA Awards is the most exclusive event in the building controls calendar. In 2017 this highly anticipated awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 11 May 2017 and will be held at the Hilton…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Building Services Summit 2016 announces new speakers

11th August 2016

New speakers have been announced for the Building Services Summit 2016 which has been launched by three leading industry services trade associations. The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Electrical Contractors Association (ECA). The Building Services Summit is taking place on 23rd November 2016, at the British Library, London. The…

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PRESS RELEASE: The BCIA elects Jon Belfield as Vice President

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has elected Jon Belfield, managing Director of InTandem Systems, as its new Vice President. Jon has been in the building controls sector for over twenty years, and he has worked in a range of disciplines. His career in the controls sector began at Landis & Gyr (forerunner of Siemens…

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PRESS RELEASE: Lee Coffin takes over as Chairman of the Marketing Working Group

14th July 2016

Lee Coffin has been appointed as the Chairman of the Marketing Working Group for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). Lee is Chief Operating Officer for Western Automation, a national technical distributor of major brand HVAC control products. Lee says: “I look forward to steering the Marketing Group and overseeing how the BCIA presents itself…

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PRESS RELEASE: Celebrity engineer Kate Bellingham to chair Building Services Summit 2016

18th May 2016

Former BBC presenter and engineer Kate Bellingham is to host a series of panel discussions at this year’s Building Services Summit. Kate is one of the UK’s best-known engineers and a passionate communicator about the importance of the industry. Following a four-year spell on the BBC’s flagship science programme Tomorrow’s World, Kate has spent considerable…

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PRESS RELEASE: Leading industry associations join forces for 2016 Building Services Summit

4th March 2016

Three leading building services trade associations are working together on a major joint conference to address the challenges of designing, constructing and operating efficient buildings to meet clients’ current and future needs. The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) are partnering to organise and host…

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PRESS RELEASE: Building Controls Industry Association announces new President

26th February 2016

Malcolm Anson is the new President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). He takes over the role from outgoing President Steve Harrison. Malcolm is managing director of Clarkson Controls, a Midlands-based controls manufacturer and systems installer. Clarkson Controls was formed in 1992 and specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of intelligent temperature control…

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PRESS RELEASE: BCIA Announces appointment of two new Training Partner organisations to deliver its specialist controls courses

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has appointed two organisations to work alongside the Association to help deliver its well-known training courses to a wider audience. Sontay and British Gas, both BCIA member companies, have been appointed Training Partner organisations. They will be the only other organisations outside the BCIA itself that can offer the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Join Rufus Hound at the BCIA Awards 2016

19th February 2016

Engage with global clients at the annual BCIA Awards 2016 and don’t miss a chance to meet Rufus Hound. Book your table now and be part of the biggest event of the year in the building controls industry. The BCIA Awards 2016 will take place at a brand new venue – the Hilton Birmingham Metropole…

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PRESS RELEASE: Do you have what it takes to be a winner?

3rd December 2015

Could you be the next winner at the 2016 BCIA Awards? There’s still time to get your entries in for the biggest event in the building controls calendar. Now in their 10th year, the awards celebrate excellence in the building controls industry, providing entrants with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their best projects and products…

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PRESS RELEASE: The BCIA unleashes Rufus Hound

24th November 2015

The BCIA is delighted to announce that comedian and actor, Rufus Hound, will present the 2016 BCIA Awards which recognise and reward excellence in the building controls industry. A well-known TV personality and comedian, Rufus has appeared on television shows such as; Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Doctor Who. In 2013, Rufus also…

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PRESS RELEASE: Entries go live for the 2016 BCIA Awards

Entries are now open for the 2016 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards which promise to be bigger and better than ever before. The BCIA Awards are the premier event in the building controls calendar and in 2016 this highly anticipated awards ceremony, which takes place on Thursday 12 May 2016, will move to a…

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PRESS RELEASE: Building Controls Industry Awards 2015

1st June 2015

The winners of the 2015 BCIA Awards were announced at a gala dinner on the 14th May at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth. The well-established BCIA Awards recognise and reward excellence in the building-controls industry and have become the most prestigious trophies in the controls sector. This year saw almost 400 guests at at…

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FEATURE: The Internet of Everything – a new era for building services

The Internet of Things (IoT) is something you’ll be hearing a lot about and as Steve Harrison, President of the BCIA explains, it’s going to have a significant impact on building services.     The controls industry has embraced digital technology, and in the past decade alone, we have seen numerous new products come into…

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FEATURE: Controls and the Internet – a convergence of technologies

Steve Harrison, President of the BCIA, considers how Internet technology is impacting on building controls and what this means for installers and end-users.     Modern buildings and their controls systems are already heavily under the influence of the Internet. It is possible now to find numerous products that deliver information from the building energy…

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FEATURE: Gold plating the public sector

By Steve Harrison, President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and global product manager for Belimo Automation     In February, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) opened up a consultation on the current regime for Display Energy Certificates in England and Wales, ‘and how it could be streamlined and improved’.  …

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FEATURE: A growing demand for value

By Steve Harrison, President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and global product manager for Belimo Automation   BSRIA’s ‘Building Energy Management Opportunities’ report, issued at the end of 2014, predicts that the global market for building energy management systems will reach $7 billion (just over £4.5 billion) by 2020 – double its current…

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The BCIA represents the UK building controls and BEMS sector. With around 75 members accounting for 70% of the UK controls market, the BCIA is an influential group that promotes better specification, application and use of controls. The BCIA also offers its own training courses and is currently supporting a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the industry which is being developed by the BEMS Employer Group.

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