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BESA publishes technical guidance on alternative support systems

New technical guidance designed to help contractors make more informed decisions when selecting suspension systems for building services has been published by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The latest in the Association’s series of technical bulletins, TB58 Alternative Systems ...

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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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Head of business development hire at BESA

Simon Lunt has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Business Development at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Lunt brings extensive and varied experience to this new role having started his career in the chemical industry ...

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Trade body urges Government to focus on retrofit in 2024

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is calling on the Government to help accelerate growth in the number of whole building retrofit projects carried out during 2024. The Association believes only “a holistic approach to building performance” will unlock the ...

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How building maintenance enhances aspiration and quality of life

The role buildings play in supporting local communities and wider society can often be forgotten when there is so much pressure to cut costs and environmental impact, but maintenance plans should never ignore the “human factor”, says Paul Bullard. At a ...

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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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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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First British Standard for indoor environmental quality welcomed by BESA

The creation of the first British Standard for health and wellbeing in buildings has been welcomed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). BS40102 (part one) gives recommendations for measuring, monitoring, and reporting indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in all types ...

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Rising demand and skills shortage jeopardising engineering services industry

Electrotechnical businesses are growing more concerned about labour shortages amid the continuing economic squeeze, according to the latest engineering services industry survey. The survey backed by leading trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, reveals while reported turnover figures indicate ...

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