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

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

BESA launches new jobs board

BESA is partnering with the recruitment specialist PRS Recruitment to deliver a new online ‘Jobs Board’ to help members attract new recruits and match skilled people with the right job. This is the Association’s latest move to address the skills shortage that was already a source of concern before the Covid-19 crisis and has been exacerbated by a spate of redundancies during and after the...

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Friday, April 9, 2021

New mindset needed to fix safety issues

Contractors and design professionals must rethink their approach to supports and fixings to reduce the number of unsafe building services installations, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association has produced a new guide to good practice that addresses many of the historic problems caused by inadequate fixings and seeks to plug gaps in the sector’s...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

BESA disappointed by axing of green homes grant

The decision to axe the Green Homes Grant scheme could undermine the government’s entire decarbonisation strategy, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The industry body said it was “disappointed by this short-sighted decision” and pointed out that it would make the building services industry even more suspicious of any future government initiatives linked to the...

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Powerful business case for air quality

Improving air quality is not just the right thing to do in terms of public health but will also have a significant impact on business profitability and productivity, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Research carried out by CBI Economics on behalf of the Clean Air Fund shows that, apart from the obvious health impacts, poor air quality also reduces productivity,...

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Energy data must underpin decarbonisation plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s £1bn decarbonisation strategy to improve the performance of industrial and commercial buildings. However, it has called for clearer focus on energy efficiency backed by a renewed campaign to improve measuring and monitoring of “actual, real life energy use”, which it believes should underpin every decarbonisation...

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