News

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

Friday, December 2, 2022

BESA thanks Steve Hudson for ‘exceptional service’

BESA chief executive David Frise paid tribute to Steve Hudson, divisional manager at Derry Building Services, who is stepping down as a trustee marking the end of more than 30 years’ service to the Association.  Hudson is retiring from Derry after 27 years with the company and almost half a century in the building engineering sector. As well as being a BESA trustee, he is a former chair of the...

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Building Safety Act is “massive, but not new”

There is nothing in the Building Safety Act for building services contractors to fear, according to a senior spokesperson for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).  Neil Hope-Collins urged delegates at CIBSE’s Build2Perform conference and exhibition to embrace the new building safety laws that came into force in April and take advantage of the legal powers they give to specialist...

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Government strategy highlights value of FM, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s first comprehensive strategy for facilities management (FM).  It sets out an eight-year plan to improve the performance of the government’s estate of almost 140,000 buildings, which currently generates an annual FM bill of more than £13bn – 18% of the total UK market.   The government acknowledged there had been...

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Outstanding night for BESA

The Association won two of the top prizes at last night’s H&V News Awards event in London.  Technical director Graeme Fox received the Outstanding Achievement Award for launching the first ever World Ventilation Day (#WorldVentil8Day) this month and BESA’s Buildings as Safe Havens , which was jointly produced with Mitsubishi Electric, received the Excellence in Indoor Air Quality Award.  In...

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

UK missing out on ‘easy energy savings’, says BESA

Despite growing concern about energy costs, thousands of commercial and residential building owners are missing out on straightforward, low-cost ways to improve energy efficiency, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  Turning down thermostats and heating flow temperatures, having boilers and other plant serviced, improving insulation, and replacing inefficient...

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