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

Friday, May 6, 2022

BESA Awards back after two-year hiatus

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has relaunched its National Awards after a pandemic enforced two-year break.  The 2022 Awards will be presented ‘in-person’ on October 20 at a gala dinner in the Novotel London West hotel on the evening of the Association’s annual National Conference, which is being held during the day at the same venue.  The Awards, which are free to enter,...

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Building Safety Act already changing the industry

The Building Safety Act, which was given royal assent yesterday, is already having a big impact on our industry, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  The secondary legislation needed to turn the main proposals of the Act into specific legal measures are already in draft form and will provide the detailed actions required over the next year to 18 months. However,...

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

BESA praises upgraded senior technician apprenticeship

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) believes a newly updated and better financed Level 4 apprenticeship for senior technicians will play an influential role in raising professional standards across the building services sector.  The Minister for Apprenticeships and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) have unveiled the revised building services...

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

We don’t need to choose between air quality and energy efficiency

The pandemic has focused attention on the need for better building ventilation, but this need not come at the expense of saving energy and cutting carbon, according to a leading building services engineer.  Speaking at a webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), AECOM’s Ella Clark said this was “not an either/or issue”   “We now know that doubling the rate of...

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Government urged to think again over air quality targets

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called for the government to show “be more ambitious” with its proposed changes to air quality standards.  The Environment Act 2021 requires the government to set at least one long-term target for air quality; water; biodiversity; and resource efficiency and waste reduction – and one specifically for fine particulate matter...

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