Commissioning given a voice at this month’s Building Services Summit

The Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA) will be participating in this month’s Building Services Summit, where it will be putting the role of commissioning ‘centre stage’.

Held at the British Library, London, on 23rd November, this summit aims to provoke discussion about key factors affecting the industry today. Building services equipment is responsible for over 80% of energy consumption in commercial buildings and new technology with built-in controls, boosts the potential for energy-saving and usage tracking. However, utilising this equipment requires a clear understanding of installation twinned with careful planning.

Who should be there?

Hosted jointly by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), and supported by FETA, the Building Services Summit is aimed at consultants, contractors and their clients – building owners, managers and facilities managers.

Presentations and panel discussions will highlight the key issues that are faced today with the focus on ‘hard FM’. Other benefits to managing and controlling building services will also be addressed, including the importance of good quality commissioning at the outset, longer operational lifetime of equipment, greater occupant comfort and improved maintenance programmes.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to optimise the building services in their own buildings, and how to use the latest technology and engineering acumen to optimise long-term performance.

There will be presentations about the latest legislation on building performance however the main element of the Summit will be a series of panel discussions, in which delegates will be encouraged to take an active part. Throughout the day, participants will be examining three key questions:

  • What are our challenges?
  • What are the solutions – what works?
  • What stops it happening?

There will be numerous opportunities to hear from experts but also to be part of the conversation about improving our sector – reducing value engineering; ensuring that what the client wants is actually delivered; and offering real solutions for the challenge of achieving efficiency in a cost effective way.

Chris Davey of JPS Commissioning, and a founding member of the CSA, will be attending the event on behalf of the association, and will be sharing his wisdom as a panellist within the ‘Finding Solutions’ session.

Join the CSA and other building services professionals and be part of the conversation that aims to help make real change possible. Places can be booked online at



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