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Friday, January 11, 2019

BIM in 2019

NBS has launched the annual NBS National BIM Survey, marking almost a decade of tracking BIM adoption in the UK. As much as the 2018 report showed some frustrations around the speed of the adoption of BIM, and its perceived lack of enforcement from Government, there were positives to take from it. 2018 saw the biggest year-on-year growth on BIM usage and awareness since 2014 with other...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BEIS Select Committee calls for tough action on late pay

A hard-hitting report from the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has backed the building engineering industry’s calls for tougher action on late payment. The committee, which carried out a wide-ranging inquiry into small business and productivity, has urged the government to introduce statutory requirements to pay within 30 days. It also said the...

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Engineering services optimistic despite persistent payment issues

ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF study shows steady growth in Q3 2018, despite ongoing payment and retention problems across the sector. The latest, quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, has revealed that up to eight out of ten engineering services organisations say they typically receive payment more than 30 days after the due date. This comes despite...

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Builders’ Conference and BESA announce partnership

BESA, the trade association representing building engineering and services contractors has become an affiliate member of the construction industry’s premier information, data and analysis provider, Builders’ Conference. In a deal signed in October, BESA members will enjoy discounted membership to Builders’ Conference , the construction sector’s leading Trade Body. BESA members who join up will...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BREXIT DELAY WOULD HURT INDUSTRY

A further extension to the Brexit transition period would be “hugely unhelpful” to the construction and building services sectors, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Tim Hopkinson told the Association’s 2018 National Conference that “the one thing businesses crave above all else is certainty” and the proposal to extend transition arrangements...

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