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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.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

BESA President calls for building retrofits to support Truss plan

The UK must now embark on a comprehensive programme of energy efficiency and low carbon building improvements to ensure the government’s Energy Price Guarantee scheme paves the way for a long-term solution to the energy crisis, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Rab Fletcher said the Prime Minister deserved praise for taking “bold action” to help...

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

CLASSROOM AIR QUALITY A 'NATIONAL SCANDAL' SAYS BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has described the state of indoor air quality (IAQ) in UK classrooms as “scandalous” and a direct threat to the health and well-being of children and teachers.  A survey of 133 schools commissioned by ventilation solutions provider Airflow Developments revealed that almost three quarters (72%) of classrooms suffer from ‘below standard’ air...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

BESA and REFCOM call for urgent review of refrigerant safety proposals

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and REFCOM have warned that changes to the rules governing refrigerant gas could increase the risk of accidents. Revisions to the European F-Gas regulations, which the UK continues to apply, are expected to significantly increase the amount of flammable gas and high-pressure systems used by the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, but...

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Friday, September 2, 2022

BESA MOURNS FORMER PRESIDENT DAVID SUMMERFIELD

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has paid tribute to its former President David Summerfield whose death was announced this week.  An extremely popular figure throughout a long and successful career in the building services sector, Summerfield served as BESA (then HVCA) President in 1999-2000.  An industry veteran who worked for a clutch of highly respected industry companies...

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Trade bodies step in to clarify pre-insulated pipe confusion

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have issued a joint statement to clarify confusion around the use of pre-insulated pipework in buildings.  It follows the publication of a warning from BESA and the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) about the increasingly common practice of using pipework designed primarily for...

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