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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Farmer and BBC guru to headline at BESA conference

Mark Farmer, who led last year’s hard hitting review of construction’s labour and financial woes, will deliver a keynote address at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) National Conference in London on October 19. He is joined on the speakers’ rostrum by the BBC’s ‘Business Doctor’ Dr. Paul T Thomas and the deputy Mayor of London Shirley Rodrigues, who will debate important...

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Lord Adonis should be a catalyst for change, not a critic

Lord Adonis recently generated headlines, and controversy, for his attacks on the UK’s University system, accusing Chancellors of “greed” and running a “fee cartel.” Well the Labour Peer has now, in his capacity as Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, turned his attention to construction and the built-environment. This week Lord Adonis, a non-executive director and public face of...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Review of Building Regulations Update: Terms of Reference Announced by Dame Judith Hackitt

The BESA have already welcomed the announcement of the independent review into the Building Regulations, to be led by Dame Judith Hackitt, and are preparing our contribution and recommendations in collaboration with our members. With the results of the seven systems tests, conducted by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), complete and published attention can now turn to the other crucial...

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

2 in 3 firms hit by worsening public sector payment

BESA, ECA and SELECT poll finds that many SMEs are not being paid within 30 days. Almost two in three (63 per cent) engineering services firms were not paid within 30 days by public sector bodies during the second quarter of this year, according to new survey findings from BESA, the ECA, and SELECT. The figures represent a decline in prompt payment performance on the first quarter of the year,...

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Building regulations – are you notifying building control?

With the spotlight firmly on Building Regulation compliance, concerns over contractors’ lack of knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities surrounding the Regulations and approved documents are being scrutinised now more than ever. Whilst areas across the built environment are impacted, installation of controlled services, including mechanical ventilation, air conditioning systems,...

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