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BESA conference to be held online

This year’s annual BESA National Conference and Exhibition will take place online on November 4 and 5. The Building Engineering Services Association said it had taken the decision to “embrace technology and move to a virtual platform” in response to ...

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Industry consultation highlights lack of skilled workers in the low carbon arena

According to the findings of a new industry-wide ‘skills for climate’ consultation, seven in 10 engineering services businesses (70 per cent) say they currently do not have enough competent employees to undertake ‘low to no carbon’ work. Some 39 per ...

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Artic awarded the Hard FM contract for European HQ of leading games developer

Artic Building Services has been awarded the Hard FM contract for the European HQ London office of world-renowned video games developer Square Enix, at 240 Blackfriars. The contract was awarded through an advice and negotiation process and following the recommendation ...

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New apprentice support service launched by Engineering Trade Association

Engineering services trade association ECA has launched a new apprentice secondment service. This extends ECA’s already well-established ‘loan labour scheme’ that allows employers to both loan out apprentices and hire them on a temporary secondment basis. The necessity for businesses ...

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Freedom secures contract extension with Northern Powergrid

Freedom, an NG Bailey Group company, has been awarded a two-year extension on an essential Northern Powergrid framework to deliver cable engineering services across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. The project, which is worth £16 million, comes as ...

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Dinner date

Sebastian Gray, Director at energy management consultancy 2EA and incoming Chair of the Rumford Club explains the benefits for those working within the built environment and engineering services sector of joining the social dining and debate club For professionals working ...

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CIBSE offers guidance on the changing sustainability agenda

Green building

CISBE has updated its 2007 guide on sustainability, which outlines the principles for sustainability for engineers, wherever they practice and wherever projects and designs are undertaken. The updated Guide L: Sustainability  explores the actions that building services engineers should take to ...

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BESA partners with TEMA to accelerate technology in building maintenance sector

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has partnered with the Technology Enabled Maintenance Association (TEMA) to help accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies by the building maintenance sector. TEMA will work closely with BESA’s specialist Service & Facilities group, which amongst other ...

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BESA elects Neil Brackenridge as its new president

Neil Brackenridge has been confirmed as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2020/21. He was confirmed in his role at yesterday’s (2 July) annual general meeting and takes over from John Norfolk of Imtech Engineering Services. Brackenridge ...

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Over six in 10 businesses finding it difficult to obtain RPE

Over six in 10 engineering services businesses (63 per cent) are having “sustained difficulty” in obtaining suitable face masks (FFP3) for use on site, according to the results of a new survey from ECA, BESA, SELECT, SNIPEF, LEIA and the ...

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