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

Friday, October 21, 2022

‘Buzz and energy’ as BESA Conference and Awards bounce back

The Building Engineering Services Association’s first ‘in person’ National Conference and Awards for three years broke historic attendance records with 270 delegates and more than 400 guests at a sparkling awards dinner in London hosted by the comedian Zoe Lyons.  More than 50 speakers across three busy theatres at the Novotel London West addressed the conference theme: ‘Bringing buildings to...

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Monday, October 17, 2022

BESA Academy wins digital transformation award

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Academy has been awarded a prestigious Association Excellence Award (AEA).  The online technical training service came out top in the crowded Digital Transformation category and was recognised by the judging panel because of its rapid response to increased industry demands for digital services during the Covid-19 pandemic.   The Association...

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Friday, October 14, 2022

‘Momentous moment’ for maintenance as industry bodies unite

The built environment’s leading professional bodies have joined forces to align the data standards that are used to manage costing, carbon and building and facilities maintenance, in a bid to clear up confusion and shift the digital focus from new build to whole life building performance.  In what has been described as “a momentous game changing moment”, RICS, BESA, NBS*and other interested...

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Friday, October 7, 2022

New assessment approach is ‘fresh start’ for apprenticeships

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has formed a partnership with a specialist End Point Assessment Organisation to secure the future of high-quality apprenticeships across the building services sector.  It has handed over responsibility for ‘end point assessment’ (EPA) of building services engineering (BSE) apprentices to the Construction EPA Company (CEPAC), which already...

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Energy efficiency should be part of growth plan, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the government to include reducing energy demand as part of its strategy for economic growth and review of net zero policy. It said a strong focus on energy saving could help the Prime Minister Liz Truss achieve her aim of delivering net zero in a ‘pro-business and pro-growth’ way and could play a key role in improving energy...

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