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BCIA Awards 2021 Finalists Announced

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the finalists for the BCIA Awards 2021. Despite a difficult and unprecedented year the record has once again been broken for the number of entries received, giving the judges plenty to think about. The finalised shortlists are as follows:

Building Controls and BEMS Installer of the Year

Sponsored by Trend Control Systems

ABEC

BMSI

Crown House Technologies

Global Associates

InTandem Systems

Pillinger Controls

Syscom Building Management

Engineer of the Year

Sponsored by BCIA

Steve Nuttall, Aimteq

Paul Brown, BGES Group

Steve Emberton, Crown House Technologies

Sam Martin, E.ON Control Solutions

Dean Kent, Kendra Energy Solutions

Tracey Simpson, Pillinger Controls

Andy Gallogly, Sauter Automation

Max Mingozzi, System Five Services

Young Engineer of the Year

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Dean Farmer, ABEC

Lewis Stevenson, BGES Group

Raja Khan, Clarkson Controls

Lewis Williams, Detail Design Engineering

Tom Drysdale, InTandem Systems

Ronnie Stevens, Kendra Energy Solutions

Phil Hunt, Pillinger Controls

Jamie Anderson, Sauter Automation

George Briggs, Sauter Automation

Louise Johnston, Schneider Electric

Eugen Juravliov, Schneider Electric

Energy Management Award

Sponsored by Priva UK

CIM, Digitising a Commercial Real Estate Portfolio

Crown House Technologies, Manchester Airport Transformation Programme

Ecopilot in Partnership with E.ON Control Solutions, Aberdeen Standard Investments

SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions, University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Campus

Tram Dubai, Green Buildings in Tram Dubai

Best Service and Maintenance Provider

Sponsored by Western Automation

Aimteq

BGES Group

Global Associates

Kendra Energy Solutions

Linear Control Systems Maintenance

Mitie Energy

SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions

Sygma Automation

Technical Innovation of the Year – Products

Sponsored by BCIA

amBX, SmartCore

Angel Guard, Clinical Washbasin with AI Technology

Contemporary Controls, BASgatewayLX

Demand Logic, Virtual Metering

Global Control 5, iSMA-B Hybrid IoT Controller

Novus48, Powertrack

One Sightsolutions, OSSEasyAPI

Water Kinetics, Eco-Duo

Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects

Sponsored by Johnson Controls

ARES PRISM, The Environment Agency

BGES Group, Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa

Building Integrated Systems, Cambridge Trust Hospital

Global Associates, Park House

IBT Controls, University of Manchester

SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions, TJ Morris VMU

Contribution to Training Award

Sponsored by Siemens Building Products

InTandem Systems

One Sightsolutions

Schneider Electric

Sontay

SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions

Smart Buildings Award

Sponsored by BCIA

amBX UK, Heanor Park Care Home

Econowise Drives & Controls, Tasman House

Carbon Numbers, Blizard Building

Ecopilot in Partnership with E.ON Control Solutions, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Kelvin Control Engineers Ltd, Spateson Early Years Centre

Terry Sharp, President of the BCIA, said: “It is fantastic to see that despite all the difficulties of last year we have once again received a record breaking number of entries for the BCIA Awards. Many discussions I have had with industry colleagues have centred around how the effects of lockdown could change how we manage our built environment in the longer term. The standard of entries received has shown how our members have remained as innovative and forward-thinking as ever and it will be fascinating to see who takes home the prizes in September.”

The 2021 Awards will be held on Thursday 9th September 2021, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. For further details please contact Hayley Hopkins on: hayley@keystonecomms.co.uk


Leading Trade Association Contributes to Government review of Part L of Building Regulations 

A working group from the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) membership recently contributed to a review of the Government’s proposed changes to Part L of the Building Regulations.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has issued a consultation on changes being considered to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings; and overheating in new residential buildings. The proposed changes are aimed at simplifying and harmonising standards between new and existing installations. A key highlight is the requirement for centralised automation (BACS) to be provided on all installations greater than 290kW and the requirement for self-regulating devices to avoid overheating spaces. Furthermore, BACS are described as centralised control and switching systems that meet the standards of BS15232 Class A.

As the UK’s leading authority on the control and automation of building services, the BCIA welcomes the changes and proposed enhancements within and offered further suggestions to encourage energy efficiency through the application of automatic control solutions.

Terry Sharp, President of the BCIA, said, “The scheme is moving in the right direction to encourage the use of energy efficiency technologies and is starting to describe the minimum standards expected of efficient installations. We admire the greater ambition for the use of automation and have suggested how further energy savings could easily be economically achieved.”

Individual members and manufacturers with specific interests may wish to comment further and are invited to contribute themselves by following the link at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-buildings-standard

 

About Us


The BCIA is a single voice, representing a growing and dynamic building controls and BEMS sector in the UK.

The overall aim of the BCIA is to promote better understanding, application and use of building controls. In order to achieve this the BCIA works with organisations and institutions such as BESA, ECA, CIBSE, BIFM, FETA and others to share knowledge and improve the performance of building automation. The Association is also committed to promote higher standards among membership through discounts on the BCIA’s suite of training courses and through the development of the approved BEMS Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for our sector.

ImageThe BCIA also seeks to influence legislation such as Part L of the Building Regulations to ensure that the crucial role that controls play in energy efficient buildings is recognised at all levels; and increase market awareness among specifiers and end-users about the importance of good specification, design, installation and post-occupancy support.

The BCIA is run by its members under strong governance and appointment to the Management Committee is by election only. Members are encouraged to participate in the Marketing, Technical and Skills Working Groups which enable the BCIA to tackle particular issues and projects in a focused way. These groups are well supported and critical in delivering the strategy for change.

 

 

Aims & Objectives
 

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The overall aim of the BCIA its to promote better understanding, application and use of building controls. In order to achieve this the BCIA works with other organisations and institutions such as BESA, ECA, CIBSE, BIFM, FETA and others to promote the interests of our members. The Association is also committed to promote higher standards among membership through discounts on the BCIA’s suite of six training courses and through the development of the Apprenticeship Standard for our sector.

The BCIA also aims to influence legislation such as Part L of the Building Regulations to ensure that the crucial role that controls play in energy efficient buildings is recognised at all levels; and increase market awareness among specifiers and end-users about the importance of good specification, design and installation.


History


The BCIA was formed in 2004, from a merger of two earlier long-standing groups. The Association is now part of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) so that it has access to lobbying at European level, and the ability to discuss key issues with other parts of the construction sector.

The BCIA is run by its members, for its members and appointment to the Management Committee is by election. Members are however encouraged to participate in the Marketing, Technical and Skills Working Groups which enable the BCIA to tackle particular issues and projects in a focused way.


People

Terry Sharp, President, NDA Consulting
Graeme Rees, Vice President, BCIA
Jon Belfield,Immediate Past President, InTandem Systems Ltd
Roger Borer, Executive Officer, BCIA
Richard Bush, Chair of the Technical Working Group, Priva UK
Karl Walker, Chair of the Marketing Working Group, Beckhoff Automation


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