Building Controls Associate


Card information

The Building Controls Associate will typically be supporting a team of Building Controls Engineers and/or Technicians or Installers on large projects, assisting with pre-commissioning and commissioning tasks for example. Generally working under supervision or deploying engineered elements and defined tasks and activities.

This Building Controls Related Discipline card is to provide a progression route for people working in the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) sector. 

The Building Controls Associate does not undertake installation works, instead relies on qualified electricians for these works when needed. 

Post occupancy the Building Controls Associate may also be involved in servicing & maintenance, assisting with energy performance reviews and the deployment of system improvements. 

Eligibility and requirements

To be eligible for an ECS Building Controls Associate card, applicants must hold the following three requirements:

1. The Building Controls qualification:
  • BCIA BCM00 Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC, or
  • BCIA BCM01 - Fundamentals of HVAC and Building Technology, or
  • CIBSE Practical Controls for HVAC Systems
2. Hold the ECS Electrical Safety Unit Assessment.

3. Hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment. For details visit the ECS HSE Assessment page

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