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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.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Staff retention is biggest worry for contractors

Finding and retaining skilled tradespeople is the biggest concern for employers across the building engineering services sector, according to a new survey.  Companies remain largely optimistic about business prospects for the rest of this year, according to the quarterly Building Engineering Business Survey, which is carried out by the trade bodies BESA, ECA, SELECT and SNIPEF, but the skills...

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Mitsubishi Electric to sponsor BESA National Conference

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) National Conference will take place on October 20th at the Novotel Hammersmith hotel in London.   The busy one-day event will feature a wide range of speakers from the building services sector and beyond as it builds on its successful two-day virtual conference last November which attracted more than 500 delegates.  Mitsubishi Electric will be...

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Friday, February 18, 2022

BESA wins leading trade association award

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has won the Training Initiative of the Year at the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards. It was also shortlisted in three other categories: Digital Transformation, Event of the Year, and Sustainability Initiative.     The awards, which are supported by the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS),...

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Ventilation rates must not be sacrificed for energy efficiency

Changes to the Building Regulations will ensure the need for better ventilation is not compromised by increasingly tough targets for reducing energy consumption, according to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Speaking at a webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), department officials also said new ventilation requirements were...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

BESA welcomes improved payment times

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an apparently dramatic improvement in the payment habits of main contractors. About half of large construction firms now claim to be paying their sub-contractors within 30 days or fewer, according to new data gathered by their trade body BuildUK. While some firms are paying in under 25 days, BuildUK said there was still a small...

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