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‘Colossal’ skills drive required for Government’s £650bn Infrastructure Pipeline plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that whilst the government’s announcement of a record £650 billion investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost for the buildings services sector, this will need to ...

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BESA backs union’s calls for urgent action over ventilation in schools

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has put its weight behind a call from six trade unions to take urgent action over ventilation in schools. In a letter to the Education Secretary, the unions have warned that there will be ...

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BESA publishes IAQ target guidance to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants. The Building Engineering Services ...

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Trade bodies call for caution as restrictions are lifted

As businesses return to more regular working conditions following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice alongside a warning that the pandemic has still not relaxed its grip on the ...

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BESA welcomes acceleration of wellbeing standard

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the British Standards Institute (BSI) fast tracking of a new standard for measuring indoor environment quality (IEQ). Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 3003 was championed by engineering firm EFT Consult, which has been ...

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BESA becomes first trade body to adopt prequalification standard

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has become the first trade body to adopt a new industry agreed prequalification standard that promises to cut expensive and time consuming ‘red tape’ for contractors. The new Common Assessment Standard, developed by Build ...

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Labour market feeling the heat as building services industry rebounds

The speed of the economic recovery is already revealing cracks in the building services labour market, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). During a webinar hosted by the Association, recruitment experts warned that without significant investment in upskilling ...

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BESA says opening windows will not protect schools

As thousands of children return to the classroom in England next week, the debate about how best to minimise the risk of virus transmission including the need for better ventilation has been reignited. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), believes ...

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Government to challenge unrealistically low bids

Contractors face “intense scrutiny” if they submit unrealistically low bids for public sector contracts, according to a senior official at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Construction, told a webinar ...

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BESA urges industry to redouble site safety efforts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned against safety complacency on construction sites during the new lockdown period. It congratulated the sector on its efforts so far to keep everyone safe, but stressed the industry was now under even more ...

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