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

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Join Cumbria Business Growth Hub for a supply chain event with EMCOR UK

Cumbria Business Growth Hub is continuing to open doors to new markets, this time we’re pleased to be running a supply chain session with EMCOR Group (UK).   Taking place online on Wednesday 16th February 10-11.30am, this is a great opportunity to hear more about EMCOR UK, what are the opportunities, understanding the onboarding process around procurement and the chance to meet a current EMCOR...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

BESA carries out business health check

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is urging its members to respond to its latest ‘state of trade’ survey to help establish how well the sector is faring against the current turbulent economic background. Despite the relatively robust performance of the stock market and some signs of an easing of last year’s material supply disruption, building services contractors are still...

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Education unions raise ventilation alarm

Six trade unions have urged the government to find more money to help schools tackle growing indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. In a joint statement, the ASCL, GMB, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU and UNISON all expressed alarm at the extent of the air quality crisis in school buildings exposed by the wider use of CO2 monitors. They said schools could not afford to pay for mitigation measures and central...

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

BESA salutes former President Edgar Poppleton

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) was saddened to hear of the death of its former President Edgar Poppleton. As well as serving as President of what was then the HVCA in 1986/7, Edgar received the Association’s distinguished service award in 1999 and worked voluntarily on behalf of the membership and the wider industry for more than 50 years. He served as chair of numerous...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Gove praised for cladding plan but urged to go further

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised Housing Minister Michael Gove for “taking the initiative” and trying to address the growing cladding scandal but warned that his new plan would not completely solve the problem. The Minister has warned developers that they must address fire safety issues in buildings between 11 and 18 metres in height – usually between four and...

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