About BCIA

BCIA provides a range of services to its members and has a strategic role in growing and developing the BMS/BEMS industry.

Together with our members we have defined strategic priorities where such focus will deliver growth and development opportunities for member businesses and their people and for the wider industry. The integral role of BCIA will ensure measurable and sustainable impact, progress and recognition of the vital role Building Controls will continue to play in the effective management of commercial and industrial buildings.

Through focused and targeted action, the Association’s aims are to:

  • Ensure that the Building Controls Industry is regarded as a high-value career of choice, supporting talent attraction and retention.
  • Be collectively recognised as a trusted and expert voice within the political and policymaking space.
  • Build a solid understanding of what Building Controls and Building Management Systems are and the value they add in delivering efficient buildings.
  • Add value to members and deliver a network that enables collaboration and knowledge share to drive innovation.

BCIA aims to:

  • Promote the UK building controls industry and the work of the BCIA.
  • Increase understanding of the benefits of building controls and BEMS.
  • Protect the reputation of the BCIA and its members to ensure high standards are maintained.
  • Address issues of concern to BCIA members and recommend mutually acceptable solutions and courses of action.
  • Promote training and education, standards, product and system quality, innovation and technology transfer.
  • Address issues of benefit to the building controls industry as a whole and to liaising with other associations and organisations appropriate to the BCIA’s objectives.
  • Be a central representative body in order to engage with government and put to them the views of the UK building controls industry and work effectively to represent the sector’s interests at all levels of the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Encourage and enable the work of the BCIA Working Groups (Technical, Marketing, Skills).
  • Encourage and enable the work of the Young Engineers Network, aimed at those under the age of 35.
  • Keep BCIA members abreast of the work of the Management Committee and its Working Groups.
  • Be a research and statistical centre, to aggregate and publish statistics, and to provide analysis on the UK building controls industry and other relevant market information.
  • Be a technical centre providing commentary, guidance and advice on all legal and other regulatory developments of relevance to the UK building controls industry.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of non-competitive information.
  • Promote the business interests of members, to serve as a platform for discussions and to represent the interests of its members.

BCIA Membership

BCIA has three categories of membership: Full – Manufacturers and distributers; Full – Systems Installers/Integrators; Enterprise – for growing businesses of less than 4 employees.

Membership benefits include

  • Access to lobbying at a UK Government and European level
  • Access to a network of FETA members focused on building management technologies
  • Free access to the Market Information Service (MIS) which provides invaluable information for sales and business planning.
  • Access to exclusive member rates on the full suite of BCIA Technical Training Courses.
  • Free profile on the BCIA and FETA website member directory with direct link to your own company website.
  • Access to specialist working groups
  • Free membership of the Young Engineers Network for under 35’s
  • Free access to technical guides and other downloadable materials
  • Discounts on BSI Standards and some CIBSE and IET Publications
  • Regular networking events and members meetings to support collaboration.
  • information and help to influence the direction of the industry.

Find more information on BCIA and our work, membership, training and development, events and meetings along with a range of free-to-download technical guides.