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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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BESA reveals expanded Industry Awards shortlist

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced the shortlist for its expanded programme of National Awards. The 2023 Awards will be presented on October 12 at a gala dinner in the Novotel London West hotel. The event, which was attended ...

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BESA elects new president

Claire Curran has been elected President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2023/24. Curran, who is Managing Director of building services specialists Linaker, has almost 25 years’ experience in the building services industry having previously worked for GSH, ISS, ...

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BESA launches IAQ training to mark Clean Air Day

To mark this year’s National Clean Air Day (CAD), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is launching a major new approach to indoor air quality (IAQ) training. The theme of this year’s CAD #CleanAirDay on 15 June is ‘Clean up our air ...

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BESA urges employers to take advantage of T Level funding boost

A £12 million injection of government funding to increase the uptake of T Levels including grants of up to £25,000 for employers who take students on work placements, has been welcomed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association ...

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Trade body calls for calm in face of F-gas furore

The UK government is being urged to keep “a sense of perspective” in the face of a growing row over the European Commission’s decision to speed up the phase down of global warming gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning ...

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Technical guidance aims to improve spatial awareness in building services

New technical guidance from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) emphasises the importance of allowing adequate spacing between building services in projects using traditional approaches, modern methods of construction (MMC) and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA). BESA Technical Bulletin (TB56/1.1) ...

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