Association Briefing March 2017

AB Mar 17Reflecting on what to write for the March Association Briefing it came to mind that we are approaching spring and hopefully the better weather and lighter evenings will start to appear!  

The last few months have seen the HQ Operations team look very closely at the marketing of the Association, to raise our profile, to grow our membership and enhance our service provision to you as members, and this month I am using this page to remind you of some of the initiatives that are available to you as a member of CABE.

How can you raise your profile as a Building Engineer? 

Have you been involved in a project of which you are very proud? Is it exemplary and something that you should be shouting about from the rooftops? If so, please nominate the company/organisation/individual for an award. An award is a good way of recognising a commendable piece of work and raises the profile of the project and the member involved. Further details of the Award Categories and Entry Guidance Notes have been inserted into the centre of this issue. Closing date is 15 April 2017. 

How can you maintain your Knowledge Currency as a Building Engineer? 

The Association is committed to offering a varied training and Continuing Professional Development provision to both its members and other professionals working within the built environment. If you haven’t taken part in a regional event, a training course or a Webinar as of yet, we would encourage you to, and if you have but it has been a while, perhaps it is time for you to reflect on whether you need a refresher or have a gap in your knowledge where you need to learn something new? In addition to the current training opportunities, new course topics will be launched in the not-too-distant future so watch this space! If you would like to book on any March course, then book a space and bring a colleague for 50% of the price. 

How can you encourage a colleague to become a Building Engineer?

Are you aware of the Member Recruit Member scheme? If you have a colleague who you believe will benefit from membership of the CABE, then please attempt to recruit them. You will be entitled to up to £50 off the 2017/18 membership subscription, or if you prefer you will be entitled to a £50 high street voucher, once your new recruit has an active membership. Why not set yourself a new challenge and recruit enough members to cover your 2017/18 subscription.

How can you ensure you are getting maximum value from your subscription?

Designations and the monthly copy of Building Engineer are CABE benefits that you will be very familiar with. Are you aware of the other benefits that are available to you, including the discounts and offers available through CABE Advantage, the HR Advice that is available through Peninsula Employment Services, or are you in Private Practice and aware of CABE Insurance Services who will be able to give you a competitive PI insurance quote? All these services and more are available to you through the Members Only areas of the website so, if you haven’t done so already, please visit the membership benefit pages to view what opportunities are available to you, to ensure that you get the most value out of your membership.

Are you aware of the Jobs Market? 

Maybe it is time to embark on something new; as a Building Engineer look for a new role to further your career, or as an Employer perhaps the time has come to expand your resources and advertise for another Building Engineer. If so, are you aware of the CABE Jobs Market? Visit the website today to view the opportunities available to you.

So, in summary, as the spring approaches and we start to see nature’s new beginnings appear, perhaps it is time for you to reflect on whether you could take advantage of a new membership service, register on a training course, refer a colleague for membership, apply for a new role, recruit for a role or make an award and do something that you may not have considered before.

We encourage you to get involved with your Association and, who knows, it could be the start of a new beginning for you!

For further information on any of the above opportunities, please either e-mail me:, or give me a call.

Kate Ilott

Operations Director