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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.

In the Republic of Ireland, Chartered Building Engineers may register with SCSI in order to use the professional titles of Building Surveyor and Quantity Surveyor, in line with the Building Control Act 2007 to show they are properly qualified to perform these roles.


Developing your career with CABE

As a professional body with members across the life-cycle of the built environment, CABE focuses on helping you to develop throughout your career. CABE Membership grades are designed to recognise your qualifications, technical competence and experience working in the industry.  Membership affords you the use of a designation and for higher levels of membership, the post nominal of Chartered Building Engineer as a mark of seniority and professional standing where your knowledge and experience has been recognised.

Membership of CABE benefits you throughout your career and provides the essential support for recognition of your professional development. Our membership grades reflect the different stages of your career and provide a clear framework for development and increasing competency throughout your career.

CABE members are a part of a community of like-minded professionals who are experienced in their respective fields, providing plenty of opportunity for collaboration, networking and learning. We facilitate these relationships both at our regional conferences, nationally and internationally at events, as well as online through our membership platform, allowing members to discuss the latest in news and technology and issues in the industry. CABE offers an extensive range of CPD including training courses, buildeng regional conferences, national conferences and webinars. Thanks to volunteers in our regions we are also able to provide free events around the country helping to develop professionals.