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

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

BESA and BSRIA refrigerant guide published ‘at crucial time’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has joined forces with the sector’s leading research body BSRIA to produce a comprehensive free guide for the use of refrigerant gases in building services. The new publication has been written by BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox and is available now for free download from the BSRIA Bookshop. It has been prepared to help consultants,...

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Frise joins City of London taskforce

The City of London Corporation has invited Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) chief executive David Frise to play a key role on a taskforce set up to address skills shortages in engineering and construction.  He is joining 14 other business leaders on the Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce which will look at defining and addressing skills gaps around the construction,...

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

BESA launches ‘safe havens’ blueprint for air quality

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has completed its trilogy of free guides designed to help building owners and managers turn their buildings into ‘safe havens’ that protect occupants from health risks linked to airborne contaminants and viruses.   ‘Buildings as Safe Havens – a practical guide’ is the third in its suite of guidance for measuring, monitoring, and improving...

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Smart app will boost competence and fight fraud

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has developed a ‘Smart Check’ app to help construction site operators verify the identities and qualifications of more than two million skills card holders.  The new app, which went live on 1 April, can be downloaded for free onto any Apple iOS or Android device. It was developed in collaboration with 38 CSCS partner card operators, including...

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

BESA welcomes Chancellor’s green tax reforms

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised Chancellor Rishi Sunak for putting energy and carbon reduction at the heart of his Spring Statement.  The Association particularly welcomed Sunak’s decision to bring forward business rate relief on plant and machinery used in onsite renewable energy generation and storage by a year and to provide 100% tax relief on eligible low...

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