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Electrical Industry Acronyms

The blog I wrote last week on the acronyms associated with BIM set me wondering how many acronyms are associated with the wider electrical industry. So I prepared a short list of the most important must know organisations.  How many did you not know?

ACE – Association of Consulting Engineers

AIE European Association of Electrical Contractors

AUE The Association of University Engineers

BEAMA - The British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association

B&ES – Building and Engineering Services Association (formerly HVCA)

BIS Department for Business Innovation and Skills incorporates former LSC

BSI British Standards Institution

BSRIA Building Services Research and Information Association

CENELEC  European Committee for Electrotechnical standardization

CIBSE Chartered Institue of Building Services Engineers

DCLG – Department For Communities and Local Government

ECA Electrical Contractors Association

EDA Electrical Distributors Association

EEIBA The Electrical and Electronics Industries Benevolent Association

ENA – Energy Networks Association

ESC Electrical Safety Council

ETSA European Telecommunications Services Association

EWF Electrical Wholesalers Federation

GAMBICA Group of Association of Manufacturers of British, Instruments, Control and Automation

HSE Health and Safetty Executive

IET The Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly IEE)

JIB  Joint Industry Board

JTL  Training provider to building engineering industry name derived from JIB

LIF Lighting Industry Federation

NICEIC  National Inspection Council fo Electrcial Installation Contractiing

NHIC  National Home Improvement Council

SEC Specialist Engineering Contractors Group

Select – Scottish trade association for the electrical industry

SJIB  Scottish Joint Industry BOard

Summit Skills The sector skills council for Building Service Engineering

Unite – The largest trade sunion in UK Incorporates former ETU and Amicus and EETPU

And if that is not enough for you then a truly monstrous list is here