BSRIA marks 60 years


BSRIA marks its 60th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1955, the organisation has provided leadership for the industry, developed people and skills, promoted the advancement of the industry, promoted smart technology and its introduction to deliver a sustainable future — totally aligning its activities with the Government’s 2025 construction strategy. BSRIA continues to lead the industry with its involvement in the introduction of BIM (building information modelling), the development of PAS (publicly available specifications) documents and the enhancement of industry skills.

With interests in the UK and internationally, BSRIA promotes the export of British expertise via local offices in China, France, Germany and the USA. BSRIA has experience of advising overseas governments on the development of standards and best practice for local requirements. Its market-intelligence reports are used by major manufacturers in the development of their business strategy.

Working with the industry, BSRIA continues to be at the forefront of the adoption of the latest technology in the building-services industry particularly aimed at improving energy efficiency in the built environment — from research work on the building envelope to involvement in the development of European standards for a range of energy-efficiency equipment, including heat pumps.

BSRIA was a leader in the use of building controls to reduce energy use, with its BEMS Centre promoting their benefits to building owners and operators.

To mark its 60 years, BSRIA will focus on looking forward to where the industry is heading and the challenges that lie there. There will be a series of regional roadshows and the launch of two new networks looking at innovation and horizon scanning.

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