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Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

BESA members are getting ‘Hackitt-ready’

BESA members are already well placed to meet the quality and safety challenges posed by the “once in a generation” changes being brought about by the Hackitt Review, according to the Association’s new specification manager.   Maria Driver, whose role is to represent BESA members and help them secure more business through specification on tenders and frameworks, said the new culture of competence...

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Becky is outstanding

BESA’s health & safety advisor Rebecca (Becky) Crosland has received one of the building services industry’s top honours for her tireless work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the sector’s workforce was able to operate as safely as possible. She received the Outstanding Achievement Award at yesterday’s H&V News Awards 2020 in recognition of the speed with which she produced...

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

BESA recognise air quality champion with HVN Gold Award

At the 2020 HVN Awards 2020, BESA have recognised the work of clean air campaigner Rosamund Kissi-Debrah. BESA have been working to support Ros since 2018 and has been a guest speaker at the last two BESA conferences as well as providing inspiration for the Health & Wellbeing in Buildings Group. BESA’s nominee for this year's Gold Award is described both as "an inspiration" and "an...

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Heat pumps at heart of Boris revolution

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the far-reaching plan announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a ‘green industrial revolution’ backed by £12bn in government investment, which could create up to 250,000 new jobs. Decarbonising the heating industry sits at the heart of the 10-point plan, which includes a dramatic speeding up of the timetable for removing new...

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Monday, November 16, 2020

BESA backs new Cabinet rules on late pay

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the latest government measure to tackle persistent late payment in construction supply chains. Main contractors will now have to prove they have paid at least 85% of invoices to sub-contractors inside 60 days or face being barred from bidding for lucrative public sector work from next April under new rules introduced by the Cabinet...

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