SCEME (The Society of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers serving local government) is a forward thinking, highly competent organisation for professional engineers which was founded in 1951 and represents senior engineers working for public authorities, related organisations and commercial companies serving local government (Borough, County, District, Metropolitan and Unitary) in England, Scotland and Wales.
SCEME provides an accessible network for members to exchange information on technical, managerial and professional matters and meets four times a year. There is also information on the meetings for 2013, the first was held on the 13th March on The iSERV Project or ‘How much energy should my building really use?’ by Ian Knight, Cardiff University and K2n Ltd.
The great advantage of SCEME membership is that it provides access to other senior engineers throughout the UK who are willing to share their knowledge and experience.
SCEME has a close relationship with SCALA (Society of Chief Architects in Local Authorities) and has successfully partnered with them for six National Study Days. The last study day was held on 23rd May at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design on the topic of ‘4R’s – Retrofit, Refurb, Reuse and Reduce Property solutions for challenging economic times‘. The seventh study day will be held on 12th June 2013 on the the topic of Building Information Modelling – taking the steepness out of the learning curve for Local Government. Both societies recognise the importance of bringing the two professions closer together to deliver good quality design, that is sustainable and which minimises environmental impact. SCEME has a regular home page on engineering in the SCALAnews journal.