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BESA and BSRIA publish refrigerant guide

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has partnered with the sector’s leading research body BSRIA to produce a comprehensive free guide for the use of refrigerant gases in building services. Written by BESA’s Head of Technical Graeme Fox, ‘Refrigerants in ...

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BESA launches ‘safe havens’ blueprint for indoor air quality

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has completed its trilogy of free guides designed to help building owners and managers protect occupants from health risks linked to airborne contaminants and viruses. ‘Buildings as Safe Havens – a practical guide’ is ...

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BESA calls on employers to take apprenticeship pledge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on employers to pledge they will take on at least one apprentice this year in a bid to plug the industry’s alarming skills gap and ensure it has the right talent to ...

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BESA’s Crosland named chair of health & safety body

Rebecca Crosland has been elected as the new chair of the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP). She is only the second person to take up the role following Christopher Buxton, CEO of the British Fluid Power Association, who has ...

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Business leader urges building engineering sector to ‘be prouder’ of its role in fighting climate change

Former CBI President Paul Drechsler has highlighted the key role the building engineering sector will play in addressing climate change but said it would need to compete harder for talent to address its skills challenges. Speaking at the annual Building ...

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BESA elects new IOR president

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has elected Graeme Fox as the next President of the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR). A chartered engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector, Fox ran his own air conditioning contracting business ...

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BESA calls for skills plan to back up heat strategy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Heat and Buildings strategy published by the government this week but says while its members and the wider built environment sector are ready to step up to the challenge of developing ...

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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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