‘Greta Effect’, BESA, President, John Norfolk, Generation, Poor quality

The world’s most famous teenager is inspiring millions of young people to look for careers combating climate change. This is a great opportunity to promote building engineering to a newly motivated generation, says BESA President John Norfolk.

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At the BESA National Conference in November 2019, the building services sector was reminded what a crucial role it plays in delivering healthy environments.

BESA, Climate, Competence, Compliance, Women’s Engineering Society

There are some meaty challenges on the agenda at this year’s BESA National Conference, which takes place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London on November 21st.

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The UK government has committed itself to a legally binding target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The building engineering sector will be crucial in delivering the practical steps needed to turn this vision into reality, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

The confusion caused by the ongoing Brexit saga has done considerable damage to key government strategies. However, BESA President Tim Hopkinson* believes there will be much for the building services sector to aim for once politicians get their eyes back on the ball.

BESA, IAQ, asthma

Building occupants are under siege from a battery of potential health threats, according to BESA’s Indoor Air Quality group.

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Building engineering services will have to take a leaf out of the manufacturing industry’s book as it strives to deliver an increasingly challenging workload.

Baroness Jenny Jones, BESA, Clean Air Act, Giuseppe Borgese, IAQ

Air pollution is blamed for 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year and almost half a million across Europe. It costs our economy upwards of £20 billion a year, largely due to the additional burden on the NHS. 

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The training revolution

04 April, 2018

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says a ‘perfect storm’ is brewing that will radically alter the shape of training delivery and competence assessment across the UK building services sector.




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ECS card holders reminded of new Occupational Qualification Structure ahead of July renewals

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) is reminding ECS card holders with a Network Infrastructure occupation that from 1 July 2021 all card renewals need to meet the requirements of the new Occupational Qualification Structure for the Network Infrastructure industry. 

All change for Heat Network Association

The Manufacturers’ of Equipment for Heat Networks Association, MEHNA, have launched a new digital face with their new website