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

Thursday, August 19, 2021

BESA backs unions’ demand for ventilation in schools

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has put its weight behind a call from six trade unions to take urgent action over ventilation in schools. In a letter to the Education Secretary, the unions have warned that there will be a steep rise in Covid-19 cases when children return to school next month without improvements to airflows and filtration in classrooms and communal...

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Monday, August 16, 2021


The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) believes a highly successful first year for its online academy is proof that the industry is embracing the ‘blended learning’ model for technical training. The BESA Academy opened for business last August and has since seen over 6,000 trainees pass through its virtual doors taking advantage of almost 4,000 hours of online training across its...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Calling all auditors – BESA aims to beef up compliance team

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has kickstarted a major recruitment drive to extend its expert team of competence and compliance auditors. The Association has toughened up the Competence Assessment Standard (CAS) it uses to assess the technical and business quality of firms applying for or renewing membership in line with growing demand for higher professional standards....

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Vallance only getting part of the ventilation picture

A report commissioned by the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has highlighted the crucial role played by building ventilation in reducing the risk of Covid-19 and other infections, but it misses some crucial practicalities, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The report, which was produced by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) –...

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Monday, August 2, 2021

BESA mourns ‘totally dedicated’ Peter Hoyle

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced the passing of its former president Peter Hoyle at the age of 76 with great sadness. Hoyle was the first president of the Association since the Second World War to serve two consecutive terms following his election in 2000. He then became only the sixth person in the history of what was then called the HVCA to be awarded its...

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