Blogs from BESA


7 August 2023

Who believes in net zero?

The result of the Uxbridge by-election clearly swung away from Labour because of determined local opposition to the extension of London’s Ultra-Low ...
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31 July 2023

Is Gove’s support for retrofit ‘pathetic’?

Two thirds of the whole life carbon of a building is embodied. The first third is in the creation of the building and the second in the replacement ...
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19 June 2023

Do Engineers dream of an ai assistant?

Is there any more controversial subject than the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) right now? Even some of the so-called ‘AI godfathers’ ...
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14 June 2023

What gets an engineer out of bed in the ...

The supermodel Linda Evangelista famously said she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day. Great work if you can get it, writes BESA ...
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29 March 2023

Don’t let this retentions consultation be ...

Despite all the other bad economic news out there, late payment remains one of the biggest threats faced by construction SMEs, writes BESA’s director ...
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23 February 2023

So, there never was a plan

At the recent BESA President’s Lunch, we received confirmation of something most of us probably already knew – but it was instructive anyway, writes ...
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3 February 2023

BESA President Calls For ‘Crisis Engineering’

The UK should look to its engineering community for solutions to many of the serious social and economic challenges it is facing, according to the ...
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24 June 2022

How Pioneering Women Grew The Renewables ...

Guest blogger Jarne Veronica reflects on the crucial role played by women pioneers and inventors in the development of the modern renewable building ...
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23 June 2022

You Can’t Be, What You Can’t See

Alexandra Knight, founder of Stemazing – the organisation she set up to inspire greater diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ...
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22 June 2022

How I Am Making Real Impact On Carbon Saving

It seems strange to admit it now, but I actually had no idea about building services until I ended up IN building services.
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21 June 2022

Why ‘Why’ Is More Important Than ‘What’

Why do we engineer things? Why do we do it like that? Is it because we have always done it that way? Why not try this instead?
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20 June 2022

I Fell Into Engineering, But It Has Really ...

I have spent more than 20 years in the facilities management sector working for several major firms in business development, sales, and customer ...
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