A Voice for the Industry

Actuate UK - the engineering services alliance - is the umbrella body for UK engineering services.

It brings together the leading trade, technology and professional bodies within the multi-billion-pound sector:  BESA, BSRIA, CIBSE, ECA, FETA, LEIA, SELECT and SNIPEF.

We speak with a single, shared and authoritative voice to affect positive change in the built environment. 

New industry research to address net zero skills challenge in engineering services

14 March 2022

Engineering services alliance Actuate UK is working with Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) – an independent, not for profit, centre of excellence for energy systems innovation and transformation for net zero - on a strategy to boost the creation of a skilled workforce that will play a central role in reducing emissions from the built environment and deliver on the government carbon targets.

Actuate UK welcomes launch of Embodied Carbon Calculator

23 February 2022

Actuate UK, the voice of engineering services, welcomes The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE’s) new Embodied Carbon Calculator tool. For the first time engineers can easily estimate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical and public health systems in buildings.

Actuate UK welcomes rise in apprenticeships, but warns of net-zero skills shortage

07 February 2022

Actuate UK, the voice of Building Engineering Services, warn that skills shortages are hampering ambitions to deliver net zero emission buildings. While the number of Engineering Services apprentices starting out in England in 2022 is back to pre-COVID levels, many more new starters are needed if we are to achieve net zero by 2050.