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

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Calling all auditors – BESA aims to beef up compliance team

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has kickstarted a major recruitment drive to extend its expert team of competence and compliance auditors. The Association has toughened up the Competence Assessment Standard (CAS) it uses to assess the technical and business quality of firms applying for or renewing membership in line with growing demand for higher professional standards....

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Vallance only getting part of the ventilation picture

A report commissioned by the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has highlighted the crucial role played by building ventilation in reducing the risk of Covid-19 and other infections, but it misses some crucial practicalities, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The report, which was produced by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) –...

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Monday, August 2, 2021

BESA mourns ‘totally dedicated’ Peter Hoyle

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced the passing of its former president Peter Hoyle at the age of 76 with great sadness. Hoyle was the first president of the Association since the Second World War to serve two consecutive terms following his election in 2000. He then became only the sixth person in the history of what was then called the HVCA to be awarded its...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

BESA guidance opens door to air quality ‘safe havens’

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has, therefore, produced a concise guide to good practice: ‘Indoor Air Quality for Health & Well-Being’, which...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

New look for contactless SKILLcard

One of the building services industry’s largest personnel registration schemes has revamped the cards operatives must carry to gain access to sites. Engineering Services SKILLcard has produced a new design to better reflect its contactless operation and make it easier for site managers to check all workers have the appropriate training and qualifications for their specific occupation. The new...

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