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Monday, July 17, 2017

BESA welcomes planned review of building regulations

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Chief executive Paul McLaughlin said BESA had been flagging up weaknesses in the regulatory framework for many years and had long been a champion of tighter enforcement. Reports suggest that the Department for...

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Friday, July 14, 2017

BESA launches national technical conference and awards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) will hold a combined national technical conference and awards dinner on October 19 in London. The full day event at the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel will focus on four key areas for the building engineering sector: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ); District Heating and Tall Buildings; Heat Pumps; and Digital Construction including modular systems and...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New BESA President to focus on youth

Tim Hopkinson has been elected President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2017/18. The managing director of the ductwork manufacturer and installation contractor E Poppleton and Son took office at the Association’s annual general meeting in London and succeeds Malcolm Thomson. Mr Hopkinson, who has been working in the building engineering sector for 35 years, is the...

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

BESA launches IAQ Standard on Clean Air Day

A new comprehensive industry standard covering Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has started to take shape following a special event organised by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to mark the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day on June 15. Experts invited from across the industry gathered at BESA’s head office in London to discuss a wide range of IAQ topics and begin work on the...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

GRENFELL FIRE A ‘DEFINING MOMENT’, SAYS BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called for the role and status of the Building Regulations to be reviewed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. “While our thoughts remain primarily focussed on the suffering of the victims and the human cost of the fire, it is already clear that this terrible event will be seen as a defining moment for the whole built environment...

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