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

Friday, November 25, 2022

Government strategy highlights value of FM, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s first comprehensive strategy for facilities management (FM).  It sets out an eight-year plan to improve the performance of the government’s estate of almost 140,000 buildings, which currently generates an annual FM bill of more than £13bn – 18% of the total UK market.   The government acknowledged there had been...

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Outstanding night for BESA

The Association won two of the top prizes at last night’s H&V News Awards event in London.  Technical director Graeme Fox received the Outstanding Achievement Award for launching the first ever World Ventilation Day (#WorldVentil8Day) this month and BESA’s Buildings as Safe Havens , which was jointly produced with Mitsubishi Electric, received the Excellence in Indoor Air Quality Award.  In...

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

UK missing out on ‘easy energy savings’, says BESA

Despite growing concern about energy costs, thousands of commercial and residential building owners are missing out on straightforward, low-cost ways to improve energy efficiency, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  Turning down thermostats and heating flow temperatures, having boilers and other plant serviced, improving insulation, and replacing inefficient...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Lack of competence behind Grenfell ‘buck passing’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, which closed last week, was a timely reminder of the need to focus on “technical and professional competence”.  Lawyers summing up the 400-days of evidence said they had been shocked at the level of “buck-passing” with companies seemingly more interested in protecting their own legal...

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Tomorrow’s engineers must lead a retrofit revolution, says BESA

More young people should be inspired to take up careers in the built environment to make it more sustainable and resilient to climate change, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  As part of the 10th annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek22), the Association urged young people to consider being part of the ‘retrofit revolution’ that seeks to address the over 40%...

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