History matters

Thursday, January 13, 2022

BESA salutes former President Edgar Poppleton

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) was saddened to hear of the death of its former President Edgar Poppleton. As well as serving as President of what was then the HVCA in 1986/7, Edgar received the Association’s distinguished service award in 1999 and worked voluntarily on behalf of the membership and the wider industry for more than 50 years. He served as chair of numerous...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Gove praised for cladding plan but urged to go further

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised Housing Minister Michael Gove for “taking the initiative” and trying to address the growing cladding scandal but warned that his new plan would not completely solve the problem. The Minister has warned developers that they must address fire safety issues in buildings between 11 and 18 metres in height – usually between four and...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Offices must improve or become redundant

Office buildings that fail to demonstrate how they support the health and well-being of users will swiftly become redundant, according to a group of building services engineers. A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the pace of change in workplaces over the next decade would be “astounding”. Frances Brown, senior associate at the engineering...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

CO2 monitors are ‘a good start’, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed new measures to improve ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ), and tackle overheating as part of revisions to the Building Regulations. The government’s changes to Parts F and L come into force next June and have sought to balance the need for carbon reductions with improved ventilation in both residential and commercial...

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Monday, December 20, 2021

UK households encouraged to think about poor indoor air quality as they gather for Christmas

Building Engineering Services Association is calling on households to consider indoor air quality while gathering with loved ones New research shows that average Christmas Day family gatherings will be 4-6 people 43% of gatherings are set to include up to two households, while 29% will be keep celebrations to just their own household   The Building Engineering Services Association...

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