Building services engineering essentially brings buildings and structures to life. The building services engineering team is responsible for the design, installation, operation and monitoring of the mechanical and electrical systems required for the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation of modern buildings. With the rising standards of construction projects and buildings reaching new heights the demand for building services has grown considerably resulting in building services becoming one of the fastest growing fields of engineering today.
What do Building Services Engineers do?
Graduates of building services engineering are responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of all the services required within a home, office or any building. That includes water, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, access, transport and electricity. It also includes safety and security systems such as fire prevention and detection, escape routes, CCTV and alarms. Building services engineering also faces the challenge of ensuring our buildings are energy efficient to reduce our overuse of energy sources and by doing so helping our society reduce the depletion of our natural resources and minimize environmental pollution.
As building services engineering graduate you can work for -
- Engineering consultancy services
- Building services contractors
- Public authorities
Employers of building services engineering graduates include -
- Local Authorities