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

Thursday, April 28, 2022

BESA praises upgraded senior technician apprenticeship

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) believes a newly updated and better financed Level 4 apprenticeship for senior technicians will play an influential role in raising professional standards across the building services sector.  The Minister for Apprenticeships and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) have unveiled the revised building services...

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

We don’t need to choose between air quality and energy efficiency

The pandemic has focused attention on the need for better building ventilation, but this need not come at the expense of saving energy and cutting carbon, according to a leading building services engineer.  Speaking at a webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), AECOM’s Ella Clark said this was “not an either/or issue”   “We now know that doubling the rate of...

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Government urged to think again over air quality targets

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called for the government to show “be more ambitious” with its proposed changes to air quality standards.  The Environment Act 2021 requires the government to set at least one long-term target for air quality; water; biodiversity; and resource efficiency and waste reduction – and one specifically for fine particulate matter...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

BESA and BSRIA refrigerant guide published ‘at crucial time’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has joined forces with the sector’s leading research body BSRIA to produce a comprehensive free guide for the use of refrigerant gases in building services. The new publication has been written by BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox and is available now for free download from the BSRIA Bookshop. It has been prepared to help consultants,...

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Frise joins City of London taskforce

The City of London Corporation has invited Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) chief executive David Frise to play a key role on a taskforce set up to address skills shortages in engineering and construction.  He is joining 14 other business leaders on the Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce which will look at defining and addressing skills gaps around the construction,...

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