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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Over 600 potential apprentices waiting for a role in the Building Services sector

Research carried out by BESA into the Building Engineering Services sector has demonstrated that we have a shortfall in recruitment for the industry.   “We’re talking about Pipework and Ductwork Installers, Service & Maintenance Engineers, Ventilation Hygiene Technicians, Design and Project Managers, rather than Domestic Plumbers or Electricians”, said Tony Howard, Director of BESA...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Late payment ‘tsar’ to speak at BESA Conference

The 2018 Building Engineering Services Association Conference has started to take shape with high profile sessions already agreed on the technical implications for contractors of the Hackitt Review and how Brexit will affect the building engineering marketplace; along with a number of ‘meet the buyer’ sessions. The one-day conference entitled ‘Engineering the Future’ will take place at the Park...

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

ONGOING ISSUES AND ONE-OFF EVENTS SLOW ENGINEERING SERVICES GROWTH

ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF research shows slowdown in growth in Q1 2018 Almost one in three (28 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover decreased during the first quarter of 2018, according to new findings from the quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore. This is the highest reported drop in turnover since Q1 2016, when 33 per cent of...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Half a million businesses support Aldous Bill

AAT become 80th body to support Bill on fair payment & retentions Support for the Aldous Bill continues to grow, with the significant addition of accounting body the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). The Bill seeks to end payments being withheld for unreasonable lengths of time and end the risk of losing retentions via contractor bankruptcy. AAT are the 80th body to back the...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

BESA BACKS HACKITT’S RECOMMENDATION TO FOCUS ON THE BROADER SYSTEM

Dame Judith Hackitt was right to resist pressure for a complete ban on combustible building cladding, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association welcomed the findings of the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety chaired by Dame Judith in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It said the committee had made the right call by highlighting...

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