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

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Weather turns up heat on building services

The UK’s record-breaking heatwave has sparked demand for better long-term strategies to improve temperature, humidity, and air quality control in buildings, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  The UK has no legal limit on extreme temperatures at which workers can refuse to work, but the increasing frequency of heatwaves has prompted trade unions to call for a...

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

BESA shortlisted for digital transformation award

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has been shortlisted for a prestigious Association Excellence Award (AEA).  This high-profile awards scheme was set up to celebrate and encourage the vital work that trade bodies, professional organisations and chartered institutions do for their members to ensure their voices are heard and their causes are championed.  BESA has been...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

BESA and TICA sound fire alarm about pre-insulated pipework

Two leading trade associations have called for more rigorous checks on the fire safety of pre-insulated pipework being installed in buildings.  The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) have issued a joint statement raising questions about the suitability of pipework that is normally used for underground and buried...

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Fletcher elected BESA President

Robert (Rab) Fletcher has been elected to serve as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2022/23. He succeeds Neil Brackenridge who served a two-year term to help steer BESA through the pandemic.  The new President is mechanical services team manager at Fife Council Building Services. He has more than 30 years’ experience in construction and building services...

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

BESA backs calls for greater net zero urgency

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has echoed the concerns expressed by the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) that current economic and energy security concerns could derail progress towards net zero carbon targets. In a show of support for the urgency of net zero, the organisation has also launched a new ‘Net Zero Initiative’ award.  In its latest report, the Committee said...

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