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

Monday, March 1, 2021

WHO campaigner backs ‘beginner’s guide’ to indoor air quality

With public interest in the quality of the air we breathe at an all-time high, a new ‘Beginners Guide’ to improving Indoor Air Quality’ (IAQ) has gained the support of one of the UK’s most high-profile child health campaigners. World Health Organisation (WHO) advocate Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah has backed the Guide, which was created by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Knowledge is king

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but the lifelong attempt to acquire it”. Lao Tzu – Chinese philosopher who founded Taoism. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has been building up a significant body of engineering expertise and experience for more than a century. This huge body of knowledge is now available to the whole sector through a comprehensive range of...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

BESA offers free membership to apprentices

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is marking National Apprenticeship Week by offering free membership to all apprentices working in the building services sector. Apprentices are being invited to join as Associate members; a new category launched last year to cater for individuals with an interest in the building engineering services industry. Previously, the 117-year-old trade...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Government will challenge low bids

Contractors face “intense scrutiny” if they submit unrealistically low bids for public sector contracts, according to a senior official at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Fergus Harradence, deputy director for infrastructure and construction, told a webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) that any bids which appear...

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

We may never have all the answers, warns scientist

Ventilating buildings has never been more important and higher profile, but the building engineering industry needs much more scientific data to help it improve protection from viral infections, according to one of the country’s leading experts on airborne infection. Professor Cath Noakes, one of the two engineer members the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), told a webinar hosted...

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