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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 4, 2022

BESA congratulates new IOR president Graeme Fox

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has congratulated its technical director Graeme Fox on becoming the President of the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR).  Fox was announced as the winner of a members’ vote at the Institute’s AGM last year and took over from Mike Creamer at yesterday's IOR AGM. A chartered engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector, Fox ran...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Sharing responsibility is only way to honour Grenfell victims

The building services industry cannot claim to have learned from the Grenfell Tragedy unless every member of every supply chain takes full responsibility for their safety role. This was one of the key messages to emerge from the recent Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) National Conference.  Arup transformation director Gill Kernick told the conference she was “appalled” that...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

BESA urges new PM to ‘listen to engineers’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the appointment of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as an opportunity to reset policy on net zero and energy security.  It urged his team to consult with the engineering community on the best way to speed up measures to adapt the built environment to deal with climate change and help manage rising energy costs.  “The recent turmoil in...

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Miller honoured with BESA’s top accolade

Former President John Miller has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  This is the Association’s most prestigious award and has only been presented to a handful of individuals over the years in recognition of outstanding long-term commitment and service.  “All recipients of the BESA Distinguished Service Medal have given...

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Friday, October 21, 2022

Scientists and engineers join forces to champion building ventilation

An international awareness campaign to promote the critical role of better building ventilation in supporting health, well-being, and productivity has been launched by a coalition of scientists, academics, engineering bodies and environmental activists. The first annual World Ventil8 Day (#WorldVentil8Day) takes place on November 8 and will involve a series of ‘in person’ and online events and...

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