Posts tagged with ‘BESA’

  • BESA backs Hackitt’s recommendation to focus on the broader system

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    Dame Judith Hackitt was right to resist pressure for a complete ban on combustible building cladding, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)*. The Association welcomed the findings of the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety chaired by Dame Judith in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It said the committee had made the right call […]
  • BESA Conference will enter ‘uncharted waters’

    By Sarah on May 11, 2018
    The second annual Building Engineering Services Association Conference will shine a spotlight on much needed payment reform; the likely economic impact of Brexit; and the massive technical implications of the Grenfell review. ‘Engineering the Future’, which takes place at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London on November 1, will focus on how building engineering firms can win profitable work […]
  • SkillFRIDGE 2018 competition heats up as national round approaches

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
        Registration is now closed for this year’s SkillFRIDGE, the national refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump competition. Things are set to heat up as the UK’s best students and apprentices studying up to Level 3 RACHP prepare to compete in the next round. What happens next? Subject to meeting the necessary criteria, candidates will be invited to attend […]
  • Industry leaders to present Aldous Bill petition to 10 Downing Street

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
    A petition on fair payment and retentions will be delivered to Prime Minister Theresa May later this month by Peter Aldous MP and a delegation of industry leaders. The group will take the petition to 10 Downing Street on Monday, 23 April at around 1.30pm. The group of industry leaders presenting the petition includes FSB National Chair Mike Cherry, FMB […]
  • BESA hails Chancellor’s payment and training pledges

    By Debbie Eales on March 21, 2018
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed promises made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to tackle late payment and support apprenticeships. In his Spring Statement, Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that he would take on the “scourge of late payment”, which undermines SMEs and puts thousands of jobs at risk. He also pledged to release £80m […]
  • More than 60 trade bodies unite behind ‘Aldous’ Bill in Carillion aftermath

    By Debbie Eales on March 15, 2018
    In the wake of the Carillion collapse an industry coalition of over 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies now back the ‘Aldous Bill;’ proposing cash retentions owed to the supply chain be held in trust. By far the largest industry coalition ever formed on the issue of late and unfair payment, amid growing support and clear industry appetite for reform, […]
  • Lively new Forum opens the debate about current and future building services technology

    By Debbie Eales on February 13, 2018
      The first Building Services Forum delved into wide ranging topics from energy management and utilities legislation to low carbon plant rooms, control systems and internet based connections, data analytics and the role of data in managing buildings, the challenges of BIM, wellbeing of occupants and protecting against cyber attacks. Debbie Eales reports.   Delegates at the inaugural Building Services […]
  • Carillion collapse adds urgency to resolving retentions issues

    By Debbie Eales on January 15, 2018
    The liquidation of construction giant Carillion could lead to potentially catastrophic losses for thousands of SMEs, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA. According to its latest set of accounts, Carillion was holding over £800m in retentions payments owed to sub-contractors. There is growing alarm that much of this money […]
  • FETA welcomes first reading of retentions bill

    By Debbie Eales on January 10, 2018
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the first reading of a new retentions bill in parliament on 9th January 2018. The ‘Aldous Bill’ has been introduced under the ‘Ten Minute Rule’ by Conservative MP for Waveney Peter Aldous, and has received cross-party support from 12 sponsoring MPs, including Sir Henry Bellingham (Conservative), Barry Sheerman (Labour), Caroline Lucas […]
  • MP, Peter Aldous, launches retentions bill

    By Debbie Eales on January 8, 2018
    Proposed parliamentary legislation designed to dramatically reform the controversial practice of payment retentions in the construction industry was formally unveiled at a House of Commons briefing today (January 8th). The Bill, which is being introduced under the ‘Ten Minute Rule’ by Peter Aldous MP and will have its first reading in parliament tomorrow (January 9th), has attracted cross-party support with […]