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Friday, June 14, 2019

BESA Kick-starts Fire Safety Campaign Following Preventable Aldgate

BESA will kick start a national campaign to strengthen fire safety protocols, specifically with regard to the correct installation and maintenance of ventilation systems in commercial kitchens. On Tuesday a fast food restaurant below residential flats in Aldgate, London went up in flames in an accident believed to be caused by an unattended charcoal grill that ignited food. Most of the...

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Monday, June 10, 2019

BESA Submission to Government’s Hackitt Review Consultation

Members’ feedback is sought for BESA’s submission towards the two important public consultations recently opened by the Government. Both consultations close on 31 July. Building a Safer Future The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system, seeking views on a new building and fire safety...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Engineering services on path to recovery, but challenges remain

ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF study shows boost in sector confidence despite rising costs and persistent payment issues The latest sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, shows that the sector appears to be showing signs of recovery after a challenging 2018. The survey, which included data from industry trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, found that: 75% of...

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Monday, May 13, 2019

BESA mourns ‘gentleman’ president Graham Manly

BESA has paid tribute to its former President Graham Manly OBE, who died last week. The Association said he was “an absolute gentleman and unifying figure, who leaves a huge legacy and whose death will be mourned right across the building engineering sector”. A hugely popular and widely respected doyen of the building services industry, Graham was one of the few people to have served as President...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

BESA backs zero carbon goals

The government should adopt the ambitious zero carbon targets recommended by an influential parliamentary committee, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association said the advice published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) was “eminently achievable”. It encouraged adoption of the cross-party parliamentary committee’s key proposals including making all...

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