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Membership of the Society is open to all those with an interest in facade engineering.

The grades of Member (MSFE) and Fellow (FSFE) are open to those who can demonstrate the required levels of education and experience. All other members will be either Associates or Affiliates unless they are eligible for student membership.

Unless they already hold a higher grade of CIBSE membership, all members of the society also become Affiliate members of CIBSE.

It is now also possible to apply for MCIBSE CEng status through a tailored Façade Engineering route, which will also grant MSFE status.  This will ensure that at least one interviewer on the panel is a façade engineer familiar with the experience required of façade engineers applying through this route.

Find out more about the Facade Engineering route here.

What levels of responsibility might the different grades of membership of the SFE be expected to take?


Student membership is a grade for those who are currently studying on a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics course with an interest in Façade Engineering.

Student membership gives you access to all the SFE/ CIBSE membership benefits including free unlimited downloads on our Knowledge Portal, a monthly CIBSE Journal subscription and discounts on training and events. You can also join CIBSE’s Groups with your Student membership.

Please note, this grade of membership does not offer the use of any designatory letters.

Join now as a part-time student or a full-time student.

This is an entry-level grade and as such, the bearer of this grade of membership will not yet have demonstrated the level of skill and professionalism in facades to be entrusted with a project without supervision.

This is an intermediate grade. Bearers of this grade of membership might be expected to deliver certain aspects of a project, whilst working under the supervision of a Member or Fellow.

Member and Fellow
The bearers of these professional grades of membership are considered capable of having the skills and experience and being competent to undertake delivery of a client's façade needs without supervision. Where Members and Fellows practise in a specialised area of façade engineering e.g. building envelope physics, they are considered to be sufficiently responsible and aware of the need to involve broader skilled façade engineers where required.

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