United Kingdom


Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers



Established: 1897
Personal Members: over 21,000
Company Members/Supporters: CIBSE is an engineering institution and professional society for individual engineers, and does not have company membership as such.
CIBSE has a corporate association, CIBSE Patrons, with over 100 member companies, who support the work and activities of CIBSE, with a special emphasis on education and career development for engineers in the early stages of their careers.
In addition, CIBSE has four specialist Divisions, the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), the Society of Façade Engineers (SFE), the Society of Public Health Engineers (SOPHE) and the Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers (ILEVE), which each cover areas of specialist engineering within buildings. Both the SLL and SOPHE have significant Industrial Sponsorship groups.
Number of personnel in the office: approx 65. 

President:John Field 2016-2017; Peter Wong 2017-2018. Annual appointment.

Head of Secretariat (Chief Executive): Stephen Matthews


Mailing address:

Delta House
222 Balham High Road
London SW12 9BS

Contact persons:

Dr Hywel Davies (Staff)
Technical Director
Tel +44 (0)20 8772 3629
Fax +44 (0)20 8675 5449

Website: www.cibse.org


CIBSE Journal
Number of issues/ year: 12
Number of copies per issue: 21,000


GUIDES and other Publications: CIBSE publishes a wide range of design guides and other publications relating to building services engineering, and through its mail order service sells all CIBSE titles and also related publications from the Building Services Research & Information Association (BSRIA), ASHRAE and a range of other publishers including REHVA. A catalogue of all these publications and information on how to order can be obtained by visiting www.cibse.org/knowledge/cibse-publications

Building Services Engineering Research & Technology : a quarterly journal of engineering practice and research papers

Lighting Research & Technology: A quarterly journal of engineering and research papers on lighting design and applications only.

Both are peer reviewed Journals with Impact Factors

CIBSE Knowledge Portal
All CIBSE publications are available online to members via the CIBSE Knowledge Portal as a benefit of membership, www.cibse.org/knowledge


Number of training events/courses per year: CIBSE Training runs around 100 events a year
Total number of participants per year: over 4,000.
In addition there is a regular programme of Regional and Branch events in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Gulf Region, Hong Kong and Australia/ New Zealand.


National conferences per year: 2
Technical Symposium, with a programme of peer reviewed papers, 5 & 6 April 2017, Loughborough, www.cibse.org/technical-symposium-2017.

BUILD2PERFORM Live, 21 & 22 November 2017, www.performanceinbuildings.co.uk/.


CIBSE carries out a range of research and development projects in support of its publications development activities, www.cibse.org/knowledge/research

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