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Chartered building services engineer (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Building engineer
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Chartered building services engineer
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Royal Charter 1976 and subsequent updates
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS4 - Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Building services are what makes a building come to life. Building Services Engineers cover areas including: • energy supply - gas , electricity and renewable sources • heating and ventilating • water , drainage and plumbing • daylighting and artificial lighting • escalators and lifts • ventilation and refrigeration • harnessing solar, wind and biomass energy • communications, telephones and IT networks • security and alarm systems • fire detection and protection • air conditioning and refrigeration • facade engineering In every place that you see these services, building services engineers have designed, installed and maintain them in working order.
    see above (EN)
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