The finalists for the most prestigious industry awards ceremony, BCIA Awards 2018, have been announced by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). This year’s edition received a record number of entries, which made it an extremely tough task for the judging panel to select the best candidates for each category.

A number of 43 finalists were shortlisted in the nine categories, including Building Management Solutions Integrators (BMSI), Chartwell Controls, Comfort Controls (Midlands) Ltd, Global Associates, Kendra Energy Solutions Ltd, and SCS Group Ltd for ‘Independent Building Controls & BEMS Installer of the Year’; AIS BMS, Comfort Controls Ltd, Demand Logic, Kendra Energy Solutions, Matrix Control Solutions, and Pillinger Controls Ltd for ‘Best Service & Maintenance Provider’; Hilton Hotel, Room Energy Management Controls – Comfort Controls, Installation at 155 Moorgate – Demand Logic, University of Liverpool, Greenbank Student Village – Impact Control Systems, Bloomberg Connected Building – One Sightsolutions, Air Quality (AQ) Monitoring System – One Sightsolutions, and Urban Science Building, Newcastle – Matrix Control Solutions/En Tech for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects’; ACIS T4TWDS, Tier 4 Treated Water Distribution System – Airedale International Air Conditioning, Chartwell Secure – Chartwell Ltd, Global spaces – Global Associates, Bubll – Econowise Drives & Controls, BCM Building Control Module – iaconnects Ltd, and Desigo DXR terminal unit controller – Siemens Building Technologies for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year – Products’; Mace at 155 Moorgate, London – Demand Logic, Inverter & BMS upgrade at University of Westminster – Global Associates, Project Aether at Pets at Home – Ignite Energy, AXON Implementation at London Bridge City – Next Control Systems, E. ON’s business energy efficiency specialists working with Tesco Stores Ltd – Matrix Control Solutions, and London School of Economics – Portal Building Controls for ‘Energy Management Award’; Acuity Brands Lighting/Distech Controls, Gemco Intelligent Buildings Group, One Sightsolutions Ltd, and The Sontay Academy for ‘Contribution to Training Award’; Andy Kempton– Comfort Controls, Mark Johnson – Chartwell Controls, John Mogg – Building Management Solutions Integrators (BMSI), David Grinsted – Kendra Energy Solutions, Tony McDermott – Laplace Solutions, Stuart Young – Schneider Electric, and Miles Moss – Detail Design Engineering for ‘Engineer of the Year’; and Joshua Austin – Global Associates, Abi Pullin – Matrix Control Solutions, and Gregory Smith – Matrix Control Solutions for ‘Young Engineer of the Year’.

“The quality of this year’s entries is exceptionally high and showcases excellence across our sector. The three defining features across all categories are innovation, investment and training. On behalf of the BCIA, thank you to everyone who has entered and congratulations to all of this year’s finalists. I look forward to seeing you all at the awards ceremony in May,” said Jon Belfield, President of the BCIA.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious BCIA Awards ceremony that will take place on Thursday, the 10th of May 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.