The Chartered Association of Building Engineers recognises that there is a degree of uncertainty and concern following the result of the EU Referendum.
The Association represents members in over 58 countries worldwide and will continue to seek recognition of the qualification and competence of its members both inside and outside of the EU.
Dr John Hooper, Chief Executive of CABE said, “The Chartered Association of Building Engineers has a membership base with a wide range of skills operating around the world and our experience in recent years of improving recognition of the profession in countries outside the UK, by negotiating recognition agreements and instigating co-operative working, stands us in good stead for not only maintaining recognition in the EU, but increasing that recognition in Europe and across the globe”.
One of the major concerns in the UK is the shortage of competent professionals and in recent years some of the shortfall in this area has been met by professionals from Europe and beyond migrating to the UK to contribute to our industry. The Association will continue to work with industry and academia to ensure that the need for qualified Building Engineers can be met in the future by encouraging new entrants to the profession and by accrediting appropriate training and educational courses.
During the coming months there will be a period of adjustment as the UK negotiates the terms of its exit and establishes new trade and immigration agreements and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers will continue to work with Government Departments to endeavour to ensure that Building Engineering and the construction sector is not adversely affected by the changes to come.
There is a great deal of debate about the influence of Europe of UK legislation particularly in relation to Building Regulations and Standards and construction products. In the short term, CABE will continue to assimilate information and provide training to the industry and as change occurs the Association will make every effort to ensure that Members, the industry and the public are kept abreast of any changes.