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Monday, January 13, 2020

BESCA vent hygiene scheme shortlisted as industry award finalist

Certification body BESCA, part of the wider BESA Group, was today announced as a 2020 finalist for the HVAC Initiative of the Year category of the prestigious H&V News Awards for its Ventilation Hygiene Elite (VHE) scheme. The VHE scheme is based on BESA’s long-established and industry recognised specification and guide to good practice TR19®. The scheme is developed by the industry, for the...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Scotland has ‘golden opportunity’ to lead payment reform, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged its members in Scotland to take part in the Scottish Government’s vital consultation about the practice of cash retentions. The Association hopes this will lead to landmark legislation putting an end to this perennial issue and provide an example for the rest of the UK to follow. The consultation follows the Scottish Government’s...

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Monday, January 6, 2020

WHO health and air quality campaigner joins BESA group

The UK’s first World Health Organisation (WHO) advocate for air quality and health has joined the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) group for Health and Wellbeing in Buildings to progress her campaign to turn buildings into safe havens from air pollution. Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah addressed the recent BESA National Conference and urged the building services sector to get to take...

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Monday, December 23, 2019

New government can afford to get radical on air quality

The new government has a fantastic opportunity to make radical changes to indoor air quality (IAQ) policies and tackle a growing health emergency in buildings, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). It said the government’s comfortable majority should give it the confidence to enshrine a series of “bold measures” in its proposed Environment Bill that could transform...

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Whitehall ‘terrified of another Carillion’

The new government must do everything it can to solve the late payment problems that continue to undermine construction supply chains, according to the chief executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) David Frise. He told the Association’s National Conference that Whitehall was “terrified of another Carillion style collapse” and the huge damage that would cause to...

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