News - The BESA


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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Queen’s Speech good for construction, but misses mark on late payment, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed several positive initiatives for the construction industry announced by Her Majesty today as part of a Government’s proposed legislative agenda for the new parliamentary session. However, the Association expressed deep disappointment that a Bill to enact essential reforms to end poor payment practices in the construction industry...

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Conference to focus on ‘pivotal’ HIU performance

Heat Interface Units (HIUs) will play a pivotal role in the UK’s journey to a low carbon economy, according to industry experts. Two key parliamentary committees – Climate Change and Science and Technical - have identified the decarbonisation of heat as the country’s single biggest challenge in the transition to net zero carbon emissions and have urged wider adoption of heat networks. Heating...

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Business leader calls for political unity

The President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) said it was time for “less politicking and more leadership” as the ongoing economic uncertainty caused by Brexit and the recent uproar in Parliament was causing “severe damage” to the economy and to countless SMEs up and down the country.  “There is so much to do, but we are not being allowed to do it,” said John Norfolk, who...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tim Hopkinson elected to BuildUK Board

Former BESA President Tim Hopkinson was recently elected to the board of BuildUK – the representative body for construction clients, main contractors and SMEs. Build UK represents clients, main contractors and trade associations including more than 11,500 specialist contractors. It works closely with government and aims to improve the efficiency and delivery of construction projects by promoting...

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

BESA launches outstanding woman award

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting the campaign to attract more women into engineering professions by launching an award to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). BESA believes engineering professions in general – and building engineering in particular – will not be able to meet future business goals without a far more gender diverse...

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