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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BESA FUTURE LEADERS CHAIR WINS TOP ENGINEERING AWARD

Reanna Evans of NG Bailey has been named as the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2018. Reanna was selected from a shortlist of eight finalists during an event sponsored by Andrews Water Heaters; Kingspan Industrial Insulation, Swegon UK&I and the CIBSE Patrons. The CIBSE Young Engineers’ Awards have been celebrating the industry’s best examples of young engineering talent for 23 years and...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

HIU STANDARD GETS TESTING BOOST

The UK’s first test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs), which is managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been revised and updated in response to growing demand from the district heating industry. Two UK-based test houses have now been approved to carry out testing to the standard – BSRIA and Enertek International – in addition to the Research Institutes of...

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

BESA welcomes second boost this year for Apprenticeship Levy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an unexpected improvement to the Apprenticeship Levy announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Speaking at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, Philip Hammond announced a £125m funding package that will allow large employers to transfer up to 25% of their Levy funds to smaller supply chain partners from next April. This...

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Monday, October 1, 2018

BESA President issues project delivery warning

The President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that major construction and infrastructure projects will not be delivered unless the industry changes the way it works. Tim Hopkinson told association members and guests at the annual BESA President’s Lunch that wider adoption of off-site construction methods and digital procurement would be essential to deliver...

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Trade associations win historic skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA); SELECT and SNIPEF have created a joint body called BSE Skills Ltd, which has now been appointed to oversee...

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