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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, March 4, 2021

Positive and puzzled – BESA reacts to Budget

The Chancellor deserves credit for increasing investment in apprentices, committing to infrastructure investment and low carbon projects in this week’s Budget, but cuts to the Green Homes Grant and failure to address the industry’s concerns of changes to the VAT regime are disappointing, according to the Building Engineering Services Association. Rishi Sunak doubled the funding available to firms...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Opening windows will not protect schools, says BESA

The return of thousands of children to schools in England next week has reignited the debate about how best to minimise the risk of virus transmission including the need for better ventilation, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association believes that decades of under-investment in school buildings has been brought sharply into focus by the pandemic. It says...

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Monday, March 1, 2021

WHO campaigner backs ‘beginner’s guide’ to indoor air quality

With public interest in the quality of the air we breathe at an all-time high, a new ‘Beginners Guide’ to improving Indoor Air Quality’ (IAQ) has gained the support of one of the UK’s most high-profile child health campaigners. World Health Organisation (WHO) advocate Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah has backed the Guide, which was created by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and its...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Knowledge is king

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but the lifelong attempt to acquire it”. Lao Tzu – Chinese philosopher who founded Taoism. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has been building up a significant body of engineering expertise and experience for more than a century. This huge body of knowledge is now available to the whole sector through a comprehensive range of...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

BESA offers free membership to apprentices

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is marking National Apprenticeship Week by offering free membership to all apprentices working in the building services sector. Apprentices are being invited to join as Associate members; a new category launched last year to cater for individuals with an interest in the building engineering services industry. Previously, the 117-year-old trade...

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