Blog - The BESA
PAGE SECTIONS: BESA BESA TOP: BESA

Blog

Up-to-date comment and thought leadership on key industry issues from our expert team.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Innovation in the built environment

As part of this new commitment, within the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme, there is expected to be around £90 million invested in low carbon heating and energy efficiency options for UK homes and businesses. We are pleased to update members on this new investment, and how members can get involved and apply for funding. Low Carbon Heating Technology Innovation The Low Carbon Heating...

Read More

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BESA & 2017 PARTY CONFERENCE SEASON

The 2017 Party Conference season may go down as one of the most influential in British politics for decades. Labour Party conference in Brighton enjoyed an energy and enthusiasm that the party hasn’t seen for years, while the Conservatives in Manchester were perhaps generating headlines for reasons that they didn’t anticipate.  Regardless of the scenes of comedy, grandstanding and rhetoric the...

Read More

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

DfMA – just what the built environment needs?

Rob Driscoll, BESA Director of Legal and Commercial

We live in an age where UK industry has identified, and by its own admission accepted, its inability to unlock productivity. Within each industrial revolution (except this one), wholesale economic growth and profitability has enjoyed an accelerated increase due to efficiency savings thanks to technological advancement. BESA has been leading for some time on the issue of how ‘technology is the...

Read More

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GRENFELL - WHAT ELSE ARE WE MISSING PART 6

Rob Driscoll, BESA Director of Legal and Commercial

PART 6 - Less speed more haste – Grenfell – when will we learn It has been a little over two months, but over the coming weeks, many questions will still be asked around the Grenfell tragedy. These are questions which we should not predict the answers to, given the severity fire, but questions that will need to be answered. People are already asking questions – questions asked like ‘did the...

Read More

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Taking Advantage of an Ageing Workforce

MICHAEL MURDOCH,  DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT AFFAIRS Findings from the World Bank show that the increase in UK life expectancy has shot up from an estimated 76 years old in 1990 to an average of 81 in 2013. A paper published in the medical journal Nature last year even claimed to have evidence that a human lifespan could be up to 115 years old1 . Over the next decade almost 20% of the construction...

Read More

Why join BESA?

Find out more about how BESA can help your business and the benefits available to members.

Read More

Find a BESA Member

Use our simple, fast member search function to find a BESA Member for your next project.

Read More

Why Use a BESA Member?

Find out why you should use a BESA Member for your next project.

Read More