Chartered Fellow membership is the most senior grade within the Association and reflects a Member's knowledge, expertise, experience and their position within the industry.

The membership grade of Chartered Fellow is awarded to those who, in addition to meeting the criteria and demonstrating competence required for member grade, also:

1. Are or have been in positions of responsibility for a period of not less than five years,or

2. have achieved recognised outstanding eminence in research, practice or teaching of the arts and sciences concerned with the built environment.


Criteria for Entry

The Association considers positions of responsibility to include:

  • Operating a Practice, Business or Enterprise offering professional Building Engineering services to the public.
  • Working within an organisation at a level which requires planning, budgeting, organisation and the control of  tasks, people and resources and with the authority to make decisions in relation to these elements.
  • Working within an organisation and contributing to the development of strategic policies and objectives
  • Working in a key role in an organisation recognised by job title, job description, role on a board with influence over financial management (of budgets, fee profiles or clients’ money) or recruitment and performance of staff. 

Chartered Fellows can describe themselves as Chartered Building Engineers and use the designations FCABE.


Mark Kane

Meet Mark Kane! 

Mark has recently been awarded Fellow of CABE

Q: What does it mean to you to be made a Fellow of the CABE?

A: It’s great to be recognised as a FCABE for my past work and continued commitment to the particular field of engineering in which I specialised; that, of course, being building engineering.


Want to know more about Mark? Read his Spotlight article in Building Engineer. 

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