Building Controls Industry Association

bcia the building controls industry association

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is a single voice representing the controls and BEMS industry.

Building Controls Industry Association

The overall aim of the BCIA its to promote better understanding, application and use of building controls. To achieve this the BCIA works with other organisations and institutions such as BESA, ECA, CIBSE, BIFM, FETA to promote the interests of members. the BCIA is also committed to promoting higher standards among members through training courses and the development of the Apprenticeship Standard.

The BCIA was formed in 2004, from a merger of two long-standing groups and 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 Aims:

  • To promote better understanding, application and use of building controls.
  • To work with other organisations and institutions such as the HVCA, ECA, CIBSE, BIFM, FETA and others to promote the interests of members.
  • To promote higher standards among members through training and development in our sector.
  • 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.
  • To increase market awareness among specifiers and end-users about the importance of good specification, design and installation.


The BCIA’s Working Groups are central to the function of the BCIA, which is run by its members for its members. Regular meetings are a great way to network with fellow controls professionals and keep up to date with what’s happening in the sector.


The BCIA has produced a number of guides that are available to BCIA members.

Join The BCIA

The BCIA is focused on providing practical benefits for its members, who span the range of companies operating in the building controls and BEMS sector. The BCIA aims to promote the use of controls as key to the operational efficiency of buildings – and has built strong relationships with the trade press, other associations and government.