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BESA launches Outstanding Woman in Building Engineer Services award

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting the campaign to attract more women into engineering professions by launching an award to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). BESA believes engineering professions in general – and building ...

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BESA welcomes new stream of funding for apprenticeship levy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an unexpected improvement to the Apprenticeship Levy announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Speaking at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, Philip Hammond announced a £125 million funding package that will allow ...

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Trade associations secure historic skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA); SELECT and ...

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Industry leaders urge reform following Carillion losses

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) – two leading trade associations representing engineering services contractors, have joined forces in an industry delegation with Peter Aldous MP to petition Number 10 for urgent reform to ...

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BESA names new CEO

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed David Frise to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Frise has been combining the roles of Head of Sustainability at BESA and Chief Executive of the construction fit-out body FIS for seven years. ...

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Survey reveals Carillion sub-contractors face huge losses

Following the collapse of construction giant, Carillion, a recent snap poll of its engineering sub-contractors shows that many companies are set to face huge financial losses. That’s according to new data obtained by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the ...

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BESA launches ventilation hygiene elite scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a scheme to help ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate their competence, quality and standards. With building owners and operators becoming more aware of the fire risks posed by poorly cleaned and maintained systems, ...

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Pollution, politics and productivity hot topics at BESA Conference

The first Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference and awards event took on a wide range of political, technical and business issues at a top London hotel last week. The one-day event focussed in on the industry’s most topical ...

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Planned review of building regs welcomed by BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Chief Executive Paul McLaughlin said BESA had been flagging up ...

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IAQ could become an issue for new buildings

Developers could soon be required to reach an agreed standard of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) if they are to gain planning permission for new buildings. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has made tackling pollution a key priority of his ...

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