UK: The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is offering a suite of six courses for those looking to develop their knowledge of HVAC and building technology.

The first of the courses – BC1: Fundamentals of HVAC and Building Technology – is designed for managers, designers and installation engineers. According to the BCIA, the course will equip individuals with an understanding of the requirements of buildings and building services installation, as well as an understanding of HVAC systems and their main components.

Against a background of Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) due to be introduced in April 2018, the BCIA maintains that building controls are only effective if engineers have the knowledge to install the most effective systems.

“Building controls are the way forward to improve the energy efficiency and performance of buildings,” said BCIA president Malcolm Anson. “The BCIA believes that through its training programme, individuals will gain the knowledge and understanding they need to be able to tackle the ongoing challenges arising in the built environment.

“BC1 is the ideal starting point as the knowledge learnt here provides a foundation which will be built upon over the duration of the training programme.”

On successful completion of BC1, participants will be awarded with a CPD certificate accredited by CIBSE, which is the first step towards gaining a Technical and Advanced Technical Certificate in Building Controls.

For further information on all BCIA courses, visit the website.