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Thursday, June 30, 2022

BESA backs calls for greater net zero urgency

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has echoed the concerns expressed by the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) that current economic and energy security concerns could derail progress towards net zero carbon targets. In a show of support for the urgency of net zero, the organisation has also launched a new ‘Net Zero Initiative’ award.  In its latest report, the Committee said...

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Friday, June 24, 2022

BESA celebrates women ‘pioneers and innovators’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) marked this year’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) by celebrating the important role played by women in the past, present and future of building services.  It featured a series of ‘guest blogs’ during the week of the 9th annual INWED that reflected the initiative’s 2022 theme of highlighting the inspirational work of women...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

BESA publishes 2022 updated National Agreement handbook

The industry’s National Agreement covering pay rates and employment terms and conditions is playing a vital role in maintaining good relations between employers and workers across the building services sector, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  To help maintain the current stable and harmonious situation, BESA has updated the handbook that accompanies the...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Competence and compliance award can reinforce safety message

A new award launched by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has been designed to give contractors an extra incentive to prepare for dramatic changes to safety legislation.  The new Building Safety Act, which received Royal Assent in April and will come into effect next year, is expected to provide the biggest shake up of professional standards across construction in more than 40...

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Women innovators vital for biggest engineering challenges

The number of women coming into engineering professions is growing and they are bringing crucial skills needed to tackle the biggest global challenges, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  Women now make up 16.5% of the UK’s engineering workforce compared to just 10.5% in 2010; and the number of women working in engineering roles rose to 936,000 from 562,000,...

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