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Friday, February 26, 2016

AMANDA INGS IS NEW MEMBERSHIP SERVICES MANAGER

The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) has appointed Amanda Ings to the post of membership services manager, following the retirement of Val O’Reilly after 39 years’ service. Amanda Ings joined the staff of the association in 2006 as membership subscriptions administrator, in which role she supervised the transfer of subscriptions management to a new accounting system,...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

PAST PRESIDENT AND SFG20 PIONEER MIKE McCLOSKEY DIES

The death has been announced, at the age 66, of Mike McCloskey, past president of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA). After serving a craft apprenticeship with Hope’s Heating and Engineering, Mr McCloskey spent 30 years with national contractor Lorne Stewart Plc – latterly as managing director of the company's maintenance division – and since 2004 as a director of south...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Research link deaths to indoor air quality

The Building Engineering Services Association has expressed concern that indoor air pollution caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths across Europe in 2012, as claimed in a report from two major UK health bodies. The research carried out by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is unusual in that it makes direct reference to the impact of indoor air...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

THE BESA LEADS EFFORT TO ADDRESS FIRE DAMPER ALARM

The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) has published a technical bulletin in response to growing alarm about the failure of many building owners to test and maintain their smoke and fire dampers. Fire safety officers and building engineers are becoming increasingly concerned over the fire risk posed by the thousands of dampers that are never checked, due either to lack of...

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Next three years will be ‘massive’, says BESA President

2016 will be a defining year for specialist engineering contractors, according to Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) President Jim Marner. Speaking at the Association’s annual press lunch, he said the market drivers and technical challenges faced by firms in recent times would be “magnified times 10” between now and 2018. “We will do well just to keep pace with what is about to...

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