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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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

BESA survey can help market deal with tough times

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is urging its members to respond to its latest business survey to help the sector cope with the current turbulent market conditions.  Rising costs and skills shortages are holding back business growth in several areas so BESA is urging all its members to provide feedback which can be used to lobby government, create business strategies and...

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Monday, July 25, 2022

BESA announces ‘record breaking’ awards shortlist

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced the shortlists for its relaunched and revamped National Awards.  The Awards, which are returning after a pandemic enforced two-year break, will be presented ‘in-person’ on October 20 at a gala dinner in the Novotel London West hotel. The event will be hosted by the award winning comedian Zoe Lyons and follows the Association’s...

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Safety checklist launched to help firms cope with new laws

A checklist of key actions has been published to help building owners and operators prepare for the radical health and safety changes contained in the Building Safety Act.  New legislation, which came into force last month, is set to transform the current culture across construction and introduce the most dramatic change to building safety in almost half a century, according to the Building...

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Elon Musk to join IAQ revolution

The world’s richest man says a system to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in homes is “on the future product list” for his electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla.  In response to a Tweet from a Tesla shareholder who suffers from allergies exacerbated by poor IAQ, Elon Musk said he was considering adapting the HEPA filter technology already in use in some of his cars for the residential HVAC...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Weather turns up heat on building services

The UK’s record-breaking heatwave has sparked demand for better long-term strategies to improve temperature, humidity, and air quality control in buildings, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  The UK has no legal limit on extreme temperatures at which workers can refuse to work, but the increasing frequency of heatwaves has prompted trade unions to call for a...

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