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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.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Don’t forget about the indoor air

Measures to tackle increasingly dangerous levels of air pollution inside buildings must be part of the new air quality laws proposed in a landmark coroner’s report, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). In his Prevention of Future Deaths report, south London coroner Philip Barlow called for new legally enforceable lower air pollution limits in line with World Health...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Put buildings at heart of new climate challenge, says BESA

A major retrofit strategy for existing buildings could be crucial to the Prime Minister’s radical new targets for cutting carbon emissions, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association welcomed “the exciting and bold challenge” laid down by Boris Johnson this week ahead of a climate summit hosted by the US. The new target of a 78% cut in emissions by 2035...

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Labour market feeling the heat as industry rebounds

The speed of the economic recovery is already revealing cracks in the building services labour market, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). During a webinar hosted by the Association, recruitment experts warned that without significant investment in upskilling existing workers and adding to the sector’s headcount the industry would struggle to keep pace as the...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

BESA launches new jobs board

BESA is partnering with the recruitment specialist PRS Recruitment to deliver a new online ‘Jobs Board’ to help members attract new recruits and match skilled people with the right job. This is the Association’s latest move to address the skills shortage that was already a source of concern before the Covid-19 crisis and has been exacerbated by a spate of redundancies during and after the...

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Friday, April 9, 2021

New mindset needed to fix safety issues

Contractors and design professionals must rethink their approach to supports and fixings to reduce the number of unsafe building services installations, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association has produced a new guide to good practice that addresses many of the historic problems caused by inadequate fixings and seeks to plug gaps in the sector’s...

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