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Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

BESA tightens security following online testing fraud

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says it has carried out a thorough review of the security procedures behind its online training schemes following the jailing of two construction skills testers last month.  The two men were jailed for 28 months each after pleading guilty to charges that they falsified CITB health, safety and environment tests used to assess whether a worker is...

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

REVAMPED APPRENTICESHIP WIDENS CAREER OPTIONS

A key technical apprenticeship has been revised and updated to improve career development opportunities across the building engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC) have worked together to enhance the Level 3 Building Services Engineering (BSE) Technician Apprenticeship (2022) so that it better reflects the needs of...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

A woman’s place

Women are woefully under-represented in engineering professions, but one of the industry’s leading trade bodies is bucking the trend and practicing what it preaches about the need for greater gender equality and opportunity.  The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) represents more than 1,000 specialist engineering companies with a combined turnover of around £4 billion. Its members...

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Monday, March 7, 2022

BESA calls for compromise in safety insurance row

Contractors and insurers must work together to ensure the rising cost of professional indemnity insurance does not undermine efforts to improve building safety, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  The Association fears that the growing controversy around proposed changes to the Building Safety Bill that will extend the defects liability limitation period to 30...

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Friday, February 25, 2022

BESA congratulates energy ‘activist’ Jones on gold medal

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has congratulated Phil Jones on being awarded CIBSE’s highest honour. He is just the 42nd person to receive the Institution’s Gold Medal in 110 years and described himself as “humbled, honoured and thrilled by this fantastic recognition”. In his acceptance speech, Jones said that CIBSE members were the real and original “climate activists”...

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