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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Construction News' late payment survey

Late payment is still a prolific feature of the building engineering services industry. To help combat this, Construction News, one of the UK’s leading construction industry news bodies, is coordinating a survey of the market to get a sense of where it is and where the main pressure points are. To encourage participants, those completing the survey will be in with the chance of winning an iPad...

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

BESA steps up support for women in engineering

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has become a corporate sponsor of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). This follows the Association’s backing for this year’s National Women in Engineering Day (NWED), which was organised by the Society and, as well as grabbing national news headlines, led to the publication of the UK’s first list of the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’; 350...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

REFCOM revamp reflects industry thirst for knowledge

The industry’s main refrigerant handling certification scheme Refcom has upgraded and relaunched its website to reflect growing demand from contractors for greater technical information and online support. The relaunch means that applications and renewals for Refcom membership can now be done online. The new site also boasts an enhanced guidance and advice section, which will be regularly...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Industry agrees 2% wage rise

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has concluded negotiations with the Unite trade union to settle new hourly rates of pay for operatives across the sector. A 2% wage increase has been agreed from October this year rising to 2.5% from October 2017.  Further negotiations are planned to take place later this year to agree wage levels that will apply for the two years from...

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Distinguished service awards for BESA past presidents

Past presidents Mike McCloskey and Gareth Vaughan have been posthumously recognised with Distinguished Service Awards by the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA). In making the presentations to the wives of the recipients – both of whom died earlier this year – BESA president Malcolm Thomson explained that the Distinguished Service Award was conferred upon “those who have...

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