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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.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Offices must improve or become redundant

Office buildings that fail to demonstrate how they support the health and well-being of users will swiftly become redundant, according to a group of building services engineers. A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the pace of change in workplaces over the next decade would be “astounding”. Frances Brown, senior associate at the engineering practice...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

CO2 monitors are ‘a good start’, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed new measures to improve ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ), and tackle overheating as part of revisions to the Building Regulations. The government’s changes to Parts F and L come into force next June and have sought to balance the need for carbon reductions with improved ventilation in both residential and commercial buildings....

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Monday, December 20, 2021

UK households encouraged to think about poor indoor air quality as they gather for Christmas

Building Engineering Services Association is calling on households to consider indoor air quality while gathering with loved ones New research shows that average Christmas Day family gatherings will be 4-6 people 43% of gatherings are set to include up to two households, while 29% will be keep celebrations to just their own household   The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is...

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Industry urged to ‘change the conversation’ about skills

The building engineering sector will not be able to address its skills shortages if it keeps trying to replicate the past, according to several leading industry figures. The news that more than 200,000 experienced workers have left the construction sector since the start of the pandemic has highlighted the skills shortages facing employers. However, the answer does not hinge on replacing “like...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

BESA shortlisted in four categories at trade association awards

The Building Engineering Services Association has been recognised for four very different aspects of its work at this year’s prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards. The awards, which are supported by the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), are now in their 19th year and are designed to recognise and reward the excellence, innovation, and best...

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