News

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

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

BESA launches free pipework app

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a free pipework specification tool to address growing concerns about the way products are selected for construction and engineering projects. The BESA Pipe Plus app provides designers, contractors, consultants, and specifiers with technical guidance to help them identify the most suitable metal pipework solution for their specific...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

BESA calls for ‘massive retrofit push’ to address energy crisis

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says the dramatic surge in energy prices reinforces the need for a national programme of building retrofits.  The Association applauded the government’s attempts to soften the blow to household finances following Ofgem’s decision to lift the energy price cap by 54% from April, but said longer term measures were needed to tackle the issue...

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Monday, February 7, 2022

BESA urges employers to take apprenticeship pledge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on employers to pledge they will take on at least one apprentice this year in a bid to plug the industry’s alarming skills gap and ensure it has the right talent to address future challenges.  With the building services sector struggling to cope with the loss of many experienced workers since the start of the pandemic and a rapidly...

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Friday, February 4, 2022

BESA pays tribute to Angela Hills

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Angela Hills, marketing director at Gratte Brothers.  Described as a widely respected industry “stalwart” by friends and colleagues, she had been involved with the Association’s employment committees since November 2004 and proved a hugely valuable contributor to improving industrial relations and...

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Farewell Arthur

BESA was saddened to hear of the death of Arthur Charles Preou, who founded the long-standing Association member AC Preou & Sons based in Romford, Essex more than 60 years ago.  Arthur was born in 1941 and joined the industry as a plumbing apprentice aged 17. He was already a foreman at Mann & Partners by the age of 18 and started his own business just two years later.  A passionate...

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