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Why Join?



From Students to Associates, Chartered Members and Fellows, we have a variety of membership options to best suit your level of training and experience. Regardless of which type you apply for, being a member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers is first and foremost a sign of your commitment to the industry. 


Symbol of Competence

One of the primary benefits of being a member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers is the post-nominal letters which represent a level of achievement and dedication to your career. 

CABE makes rigorous strides to screen applications, ensuring that we put all of our support behind the best in the industry. 


Raising Standards

Membership of CABE is internationally recognised, signifying to employers, clients and the public that you are a competent professional who can be relied upon to strive for the highest possible standards.

Our Membership Competency Framework outlines the requirements for each grade of membership and provides a clear framework for you to develop throughout your career.

Sharing Knowledge

Members of CABE have access to multiple sources of relevant industry and technical information including our journal, Building Engineer, our suite of  webinars, as well as opportunities to contribute to consultations and surveys that feed directly into government and Industry Working groups.



Developing Professionals

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential for all Building Engineers to develop as both individuals and professionals. It is a requirement for CABE chartered members to undertake 35 hours of CPD per year.



Conferences and Exhibitions

CABE’s flagship Annual Conference & Exhibition is complemented by a suite of buildeng Regional Conferences. Held throughout the UK, Southern Ireland and our international chapters, these events showcase the latest developments in the industry and address legislative and technological changes to reinforce knowledge, helping professionals to continually develop.

Unifying Voice

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a unifying voice within the construction sector. By supporting members who work across the life cycle of the built environment, specialising across a wide range of disciplines, CABE brings members together to share knowledge, raise standards and develop professionals. By improving collaboration across disciplines, members are able to raise competency throughout the industry.

All members have access to a strong, professional community at local, national and international levels. Regular free events are held throughout the UK and Southern Ireland, as well as by our international chapters. As a member, you have access to our online community, giving you direct access to other Building Engineers and enabling you to discuss relevant issues, share knowledge, and provide solutions.


Training and Development

Our comprehensive range of training and development opportunities are available to all professionals and include:


  • Training seminars, courses and workshops
  • Free CPD seminars held throughout our regional and charter networks
  • A comprehensive suite of webinars
  • Networking opportunities.



Other Membership Benefits