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Entries now open for BCIA Awards 2023

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has opened entries for the 2023 BCIA Awards which will take place on Thursday 4th May 2023 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

The BCIA Awards recognise innovation, product development, project delivery and great training in the building controls and BEMS sector. Awards entries can now be entered using the online entry system which allows you to start, edit, view and download your entry before submitting it.

There are nine different categories available to enter, with a brand new Apprentice of the Year Award category.

  • Building Controls and BEMS Installer of the Year
    Awarded in recognition of the building controls and/or Building Energy Management System (BEMS) installer which demonstrates professionalism, commitment and understanding of the needs of clients.
  • Engineer of the Year
    This award is open to individuals working for controls installers, manufacturers, consulting engineers or FM companies who best demonstrate engineering excellence in controls and BEMS.
  • Young Engineer of the Year
    Awarded to the individual aged 35 years or under who best demonstrates the achievements gained through successful participation in the BCIA Technical Training Programme and other building controls educational programmes.
  • Apprentice of the Year
    Awarded to the individual who best demonstrates the achievements gained through successful participation in an approved Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) or building controls Apprenticeship.
  • Energy Management Award
    Awarded to a manufacturer, installer or team in recognition of a project which demonstrates how building controls and/or BEMS have been applied to increase energy efficiency in a building or building complex.
  • Best Service & Maintenance Provider
    Awarded to the company which best demonstrates outstanding levels of customer care in the provision of long-term service and maintenance contracts for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) and building controls.
  • Technical Innovation of the Year – Products
    Awarded to the most innovative building controls/BEMS product development introduced in the last 12 months.
  • Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects
    Awarded to the project installer/team which best demonstrates innovation and the deployment of smart technology to create a sustainable building/complex.
  • Contribution to Training Award
    Awarded to the individual, company or organisation that has contributed to training on the installation, design and/or use of building controls and BEMS.

Graeme Rees, President of the BCIA, said: “This year’s BCIA Awards was a fantastic occasion and I was very proud to make my first President’s speech. We have added a new category this year, with the Apprentice of the Year Award highlighting the value and importance the BCIA places on new talent entering the building controls sector.

“I am sure everybody in the industry is looking forward to celebrating the best innovation and talent in the business and I am confident we will see some very strong entries once again.”

The closing date for entries is Thursday 19th January 2023.

Webinar: Use of tech in helping FMs deliver ESG

FMJ, in partnership with PlanRadar, is pleased to bring together a panel of experts to discuss achieving ESG using the power of digitisation.

According to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) the UK’s built environment is responsible for 25 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, and a large proportion of the commercial stock in the UK requires further investment to become environmentally sustainable. With climate deadlines looming, urgent action is needed.

The pandemic taught us the importance of utilising digital technology to protect people. FMs are now aware of the use of accurate data to help manage assets as well as occupants, by streamlining maintenance programmes, monitoring building assets performance and measuring the amount of energy being used.

FMs have a key role in meeting ESG goals, which include:

* Environment: Meeting sustainability goals, including net zero targets, waste reduction and recycling

* Social: Maintaining health and safety, delivering social value, equality and diversity, duty of care and investment in skills

* Governance: Compliance with all regulatory requirements and legislation, and reducing errors by the use of robust data processes.

The webinar will take place on the 11th October at 11am.

Register for the webinar here.

If you are unable to attend please register and we will send through a recording of the event post webinar.


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