Posts tagged with ‘BESA’

  • Register NOW for the exciting, new Building Services Forum

    By Debbie Eales on October 6, 2017
    Registration is now OPEN for the Building Services Forum, a new, one-day CPD-accredited educational event on February 8, 2018 at The Building Centre – which offers easy access by tube or bus from London’s mainline stations. The event is a perfect opportunity for specifiers, installers, architects, facilities managers and building services professionals to learn about the latest products and technologies, […]
  • Future leaders are key to improving productivity, says BESA President, Tim Hopkinson

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    Companies must give their young engineers space and time to think, innovate and share their ideas in order to help the industry solve its productivity problems, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Tim Hopkinson, pictured, told the Association’s annual President’s Lunch that young engineers must be allowed to “set the agenda”; improve collaboration and spearhead […]
  • Building Engineering Services Association announces restructure

    By Debbie Eales on September 29, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has reorganised its management and staff in order to focus resources on increasing value to members. It has reduced staffing levels in certain areas and consolidated member services in order to improve the efficiency of its operations. These changes follow an extensive review period dating back two years to the appointment of current chief […]
  • Rise in plumbing courses fails to address the skills gap

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    The industry is being flooded by trainees with basic plumbing qualifications rather than the higher skills needed to address the skills gap, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). It has criticised a number of training providers for promoting lower cost plumbing courses to employers at the expense of the wider scoped building services apprenticeships and has urged employers […]
  • BESA welcomes planned review of building regulations

    By Debbie Eales on July 18, 2017
    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 (pictured). Chief executive Paul McLaughlin said BESA had been flagging up weaknesses in the regulatory framework for many years and had long been a champion of tighter enforcement. Reports suggest […]
  • Deadline for HVR Awards entries extended to July 28

    By Debbie Eales on July 5, 2017
                The deadline for this year’s prestigious HVR Awards has been extended to Friday, July 28. From the new ‘Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year’ category to the returning ‘Trainee of the Year’ accolade, the 2017 HVR Awards will shine a light on all of those who go the extra mile. Entering this year’s awards is easier […]
  • BESA appoints new head of Wales

    By Debbie Eales on March 27, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Cat Griffith-Williams as its new head of Wales following the retirement of Andrew Marchant. Cat (pictured) joins from the communications agency Grayling, where she was responsible for its overall strategy in Wales and charged with enhancing the agency’s offer to existing and new clients. She oversaw public affairs, strategic partnerships and stakeholder […]
  • Engineering services sector ends 2016 on a high

    By Debbie Eales on February 27, 2017
    Survey findings come despite rising material and labour costs, and late payment issues More than three in four (78 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained steady during the final quarter of 2016, according to new findings within the sector-wide ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’, sponsored by Scolmore. The survey is now being run in partnership by the […]
  • SAV welcomes more rigorous testing for HIUs

    By Debbie Eales on February 15, 2017
    SAV Systems has welcomed the announcement of a new regime for testing heat interface units (HIUs), noting its potential to significantly improve the performance of heat networks. “Under-performance of heat networks is often down to poorly designed HIUs that are unable to cope with variations in the system and fail to maintain the temperature differentials required for optimum efficiency,” said […]
  • Industry bodies agree single process for BIM product data

    By Debbie Eales on January 20, 2017
    Three leading construction industry bodies have acted to clear up confusion over the process of standardising product information for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM). The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and the Construction Products Association (CPA) have agreed on the respective roles of the ‘LEXiCON’ and ‘BIMHawk’ tools in developing standardised […]