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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Chartered Association of Building Engineers?

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a member-focused organisation that brings like-minded professionals together. We provide internationally recognised qualifications that show your peers, employers and the public that you are a competent and ethical professional who can be relied upon to strive for the highest possible standards.


What is a Building Engineer?

A Building Engineer is a competent, professionally qualified, experienced individual with a critical understanding of the interaction of buildings and people. Building Engineers collaborate to deliver better outcomes for everyone.Using rigorous professional judgement, they understand and manage the complex interplay of materials, technologies, systems and services to improve the function and performance of new and existing buildings. 

Building Engineers operate across the life-cycle of the built environment encompassing the design, build, maintenance and repurposing of the spaces and places where we live, work and interact.


Are CABE qualifications internationally recognised?

CABE members work in over 55 countries including the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia and New Zealand. Our qualifications are internationally recognised, and show employers and the public that they are highly skilled competent professionals.


Why should I employ a Building Engineer?

All CABE members have to adhere to the Association’s Code of Professional Conduct and Guide to Ethical Professionalism as part of their commitment to membership. This has been established to lay down, for members and the general public, the professional and ethical standards by which its members should abide. The code applies to all members, irrespective of grade, the professional role they fulfil, and the countries in which they practise.

Can I check if someone is a member of CABE?

Please contact us and we will be able to confirm the status of a member.


How can I make a complaint about a Building Engineer?

CABE obliges its members to operate to the high professional standards demonstrated at the time of their admission by requiring them to abide by a rigorous Code of Professional Conduct.

If you wish to make a complaint you will need to formally submit your complaint in accordance with the CABE complaints process.


How can I join CABE?

There are various routes to membership which are based on a mixture of academic qualifications and experience. Visit CABE Member Grade for more information.


I am a member of another Professional Body. Can this be taken into consideration?

If you are a member of a recognised organisation then you may be eligible for equivalent membership of CABE. Just follow the registration process.

Please note each application is treated on an individual basis so you may be required to attend a professional interview to prove your level of qualification and experience.


Who can join?

We welcome individuals and organisations from all over the world. Providing that you meet our membership criteria (which varies, depending on the level of membership is most suitable), then we’d love you to join us.


How much is CABE Membership?

Subscription Fees


I am a member, can I use the Association’s logo?

The Association permits you to use the CABE logo, please take a look at our logo guidelines to see if you are eligible.


Can my company/ academic institution be recognised as a member?

CABE offers Company Partnerships and Academic Partnerships. The Association does not regulate the practices of these organisations/institutions, but members who work in organisations must comply with the CABE Code of Professional Conduct.


As a member, do I have a CPD obligation?

35 hours of CPD each year is required by all members of the Association in order for members to maintain their professional knowledge.
The construction industry is rapidly developing and the Association stresses the importance of maintaining your knowledge of this dynamic industry.
The Association reserves the right to audit members' CPD activities to ensure that they are fulfilling their CPD and lifelong learning obligations. Take a look What's On.

I’m studying a degree. Is it recognised by the CABE?

CABE accredits a number of degree courses Accreditation means that the CABE is satisfied that the course content and assessment processes are suitable for Building Engineers and can be used to demonstrate the knowledge element of overall competence when seeking membership of the Association.

How do I become a Chartered Environmentalist?

CABE is a licensed body with the Society for the Environment. Suitably qualified and experienced members of the CABE are able to apply to become Chartered Environmentalists. The application process requires individuals to demonstrate their experience in dealing with environmental matters together with providing evidence to show that they meet the key competency requirements of the Society. All applicants will be required to attend a professional peer review interview.


CEng Registration FAQs


Click here to view frequently asked questions on CEng registration.


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