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BESA says all buildings should be treated as high risk

Despite repeated warnings that measures introduced by the Building Safety Act are now in place, affecting every project, many contractors are still ignoring safety regulations says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association is concerned that firms do not ...

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New HSE campaign emphasises legal duties to manage asbestos

Buildings that people use in their daily lives, such as workplaces, schools and hospitals are the focus of a new campaign to keep people safe from asbestos. Launched at the beginning of this week ‘Asbestos: Your Duty’ aims to improve ...

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Senior building safety role created at BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Rachel Davidson to the newly created position of Director of Specialist Knowledge, where she will have a particular focus on the Building Safety Act and its implications for BESA members and the ...

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Concrete scandal exposes true value of building maintenance

At a time when building maintenance budgets are under intense pressure, facilities managers could do worse than refer clients to the ongoing scandal over reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC). Hundreds of schools have had to close buildings and thousands of ...

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Balfour Beatty joins forces with CABE

International infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty, has joined the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) as a new Premium Company Partner. The partnership comes at a pivotal time for the construction and infrastructure industry, with the changes to the Building Safety ...

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LHC appoints companies for £135m Asset and Compliance framework

A total of 83 companies comprising of building maintenance and compliance consultancies and contractors have secured places on not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider LHC Procurement Group’s (LHC) Asset Safety and Compliance (ASC1) framework, which is now live. The £135 ...

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Clients more focused on net zero goals than building safety

A new study has found that construction clients are more focused on meeting their net zero goals than complying with the Building Safety Act. The research carried bout on behalf of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) also revealed a ...

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FIS launches guide to the Building Safety Act

The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has launched new guidance to help introduce the basic concepts of the Building Safety Act to all businesses and explain why it will promote a culture of safety and accountability in the construction industry. ...

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Building Safety Alliance to become a charity

The Building Safety Alliance – a collaborative group of stakeholders from the occupation phase with over 70 declared supporters from a wide range of organisations across the sector – have announced their intention to become a charity. The alliance, which ...

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CIBSE welcomes publication of major changes to building regulations

The publication of new regulations for Higher Risk Buildings (HRBs) and the major changes to the Building Regulations that will enable further elements of the Building Safety Act to be fully implemented in England on 1 October 2023, have been ...

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