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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Paul McLaughlin steps down as CEO for health reasons

Following a recent cycling accident, Paul McLaughlin is stepping down as Chief Executive of the Building Engineering Services Association. Tim Hopkinson, BESA President commented that “whilst Paul is expected to make a full recovery, following complications to injuries received in a cycling accident where he broke several vertebrae, he is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive of BESA to...

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

BESA urges Chancellor to support SMEs in budget

With the Autumn Budget due to be announced in just three weeks time, BESA and the ECA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction industry. The two leading engineering services trade bodies have issued a five-point plan to the Treasury, urging the following measures be prioritised in the Budget in order to boost...

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Industry facing challenges it has never seen before

The construction industry faces a combination of challenges unlike anything it has survived before, according to Mark Farmer – the author of last year’s seminal ‘Modernise or Die’ report. He told the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference that an ageing workforce; poor productivity; rising consumer discontent prompted by poor quality new build housing; serious...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

London calls for help on indoor air quality

The deputy mayor of London has called for help from building engineering specialists to improve air quality in buildings. Speaking at this month’s Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference, deputy mayor of London Shirley Rodrigues said indoor air quality would be a priority consideration in new planning laws for the city and a crucial part of its Environment...

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Friday, October 27, 2017

BESA launches ventilation hygiene elite scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a scheme to help ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate their competence, quality and standards. With building owners and operators becoming more aware of the fire risks posed by poorly cleaned and maintained systems, there has been growing demand for a robust process to verify the quality of cleaning – particularly of grease...

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