The Building Controls Industry Association is opening its doors to new members through its newly introduced Associate Membership scheme. “The subject of an associate membership was raised at our industry conference in 2005 by several of the attending contractors and consultants, and subsequent investigation by our marketing working group clearly shows that there is a demand for such a scheme,” said Doug Robins, BCIA President. “Our objective in establishing the associate membership is to create an environment that will encourage greater communication between the controls manufacturers/installers and specifiers/end-users, as well as providing the Associates with easier access to developing building controls technology.”
Amongst the many benefits being offered, associate members will be able to attend the BCIA’s quarterly plenary meetings; receive discounted rates in relation to the Association’s technical training programme, conference and other events; access to the protected members’ area on the web; and, of course, valuable networking opportunities with leading building controls manufacturers and systems installers.
“Our members represent the UK’s leading building controls manufacturers and installers, which together are responsible for the major slice of a £500 million home market incorporating products, installed systems, and service and maintenance,” said Doug Robins. “With the introduction of this new membership we are actively seeking to work even more closely with other professions including consultants, main contractors, architects, and the building occupier/developer.”