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Friday, September 18, 2020

Survey: Industry remains optimistic despite downturn

Latest engineering services survey shows hope for the sector's recovery   A new engineering services sector survey shows that two-thirds of businesses (67 per cent) expect their turnover to increase or remain the same in Q3 of 2020, compared with Q2, where there was a sharp drop in turnover due to the coronavirus crisis. Almost two thirds (60 per cent) of businesses reported less turnover in Q2...

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

BESA Conference moves online

The annual BESA National Conference and Exhibition will be held online this year on November 4 and 5. The Association said it had taken the decision to “embrace technology and move to a virtual platform” in response to the extraordinary circumstances facing the industry. The Conference will look to build on the success of BESA’s series of daily webinars that kept the industry updated on...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Youth leader hails digital BESA Academy

An inspirational youth leader has welcomed the launch of a new online training Academy for the building services industry. The new remote learning platform created by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) could play a crucial role in helping young people gain qualifications and develop the self-confidence they need to access rewarding careers, according to Jack Parsons, CEO of The...

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

BESA MOURNS THE LOSS OF LORD MARTIN O’NEILL

Long-term ally of specialist engineering contractors in the construction industry, Lord Martin O’Neill of Clackmannan died recently, at the age of 75. Lord O’Neill served as Labour Member of Parliament for 26 years representing the old industrial towns and villages of Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire and for a time was Shadow Secretary of State for Defence in Neil Kinnock’s shadow cabinet.  He...

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

BESA provides clarity for fire and smoke ductwork

BESA has worked with two other key industry bodies to provide much needed clarity to support members who design, specify and install fire resistant and smoke control ventilation systems. A number of key standards are yet to be updated that are needed to ensure systems comply with safety regulations. This has led to considerable confusion in the ductwork marketplace. With the sector under closer...

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