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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.

Friday, June 17, 2022

BESA backs calls for tougher ventilation rules

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has given its wholehearted support to a hard-hitting government commissioned report calling for buildings to be made more infection resilient through the imposition of higher ventilation standards.  The report, which was requested by the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, urged the UK to “seize the post-pandemic...

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Clean Air Day to stress role of building ventilation

The important role played by mechanical ventilation systems in making buildings safer and healthier will be a key theme of this year’s National Clean Air Day on June 16th.  The Covid-19 pandemic exposed how easily diseases can spread in poorly ventilated indoor spaces and prompted a leading scientist to describe ventilation as “the most overlooked building safety issue”.  The government’s chief...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

BESA teams up with the InstallerShow to host the BESA Theatre!

BESA and InstallerSHOW have teamed up to host the first ever BESA Theatre, taking place at the NEC from 21- 23 June 2022. Delivered by BESA, BESA Affiliates and a selection of guest speakers, the BESA Theatre will be home to a curated programme of sessions, aimed at building engineers, installers and FM professionals and seeking to further their professional knowledge, enhance their skills and...

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Friday, May 20, 2022

BESA backs CIBSE president’s ‘inspire the next’ vision

The building services industry has been urged to rally behind new CIBSE President Kevin Mitchell’s campaign to inspire a new generation of engineers who can help society solve its big technical and scientific challenges.  The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) congratulated Mitchell on taking up this prestigious role and called for greater collaboration between industry bodies,...

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Friday, May 20, 2022

BESA updates air quality guidance to mirror WHO targets

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has updated technical guidance designed to help building managers improve the health, well-being, and productivity of occupants.  Its revised ‘Guide to Good Practice: Indoor Air Quality for Health & Well-being’ (H&W002) now reflects tougher targets set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which revised its own air quality advice last...

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