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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Engineering services on path to recovery, but challenges remain

ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF study shows boost in sector confidence despite rising costs and persistent payment issues The latest sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, shows that the sector appears to be showing signs of recovery after a challenging 2018. The survey, which included data from industry trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, found...

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Monday, May 13, 2019

BESA mourns ‘gentleman’ president Graham Manly

BESA has paid tribute to its former President Graham Manly OBE, who died last week. The Association said he was “an absolute gentleman and unifying figure, who leaves a huge legacy and whose death will be mourned right across the building engineering sector”. A hugely popular and widely respected doyen of the building services industry, Graham was one of the few people to have served as...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

BESA backs zero carbon goals

The government should adopt the ambitious zero carbon targets recommended by an influential parliamentary committee, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association said the advice published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) was “eminently achievable”. It encouraged adoption of the cross-party parliamentary committee’s key proposals including making all...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Young engineers making progress on mental health

Many building services engineers are “struggling” with stress in the face of increasing time and financial pressures, according to one of the industry’s most prominent young engineers. Reanna Taylor, chair of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Future Leaders group, said more engineers were now being forced to work “crazy hours” to keep on top of workloads and the additional...

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Monday, April 15, 2019

BESA sponsors HVR Awards 2019

The HVR Awards is back for its 10th anniversary and with the awards gaining momentum; BESA pledges its support as the headline sponsor.  This year’s HVR Awards sponsorships will be headlined by none other than the UK’s lead trade organisation for building engineering services, BESA. Established in 1904, the Building Engineering Services Association (formerly known as the HVCA) represents...

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