Posts tagged with ‘BESA’

  • Trade bodies call on Chancellor to back SMEs in budget

    By Sarah on October 22, 2018
    Ahead of next week’s Budget, BESA and ECA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take decisive action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction and engineering industry. The two leading engineering services trade bodies have issued a five-point plan to the Treasury, calling for the following to be prioritised in the Budget to boost productivity, […]
  • HIU standard gets testing boost

    By Sarah on October 18, 2018
    The UK’s first test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs), which is managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been revised and updated in response to growing demand from the district heating industry. Two UK-based test houses have now been approved to carry out testing to the standard – BSRIA and Enertek International – in addition to the […]
  • BESA President issues project delivery warning

    By Sarah on October 2, 2018
    The President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that major construction and infrastructure projects will not be delivered unless the industry changes the way it works. Tim Hopkinson told association members and guests at the annual BESA President’s Lunch that wider adoption of off-site construction methods and digital procurement would be essential to deliver crucial projects like […]
  • Engineering services confident despite rising material and labour costs

    By Sarah on August 30, 2018
    Over three in four engineering services organisations (77 per cent) say turnover increased or remained steady in Q2 2018, despite rising material and labour costs. These are the findings of the latest BESA/ECA/SELECT/SNIPEF quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore. Compared to Q1 2018, almost two thirds (62 per cent) of respondents reported an increase in material costs, […]
  • Over 200 MPs support Aldous Bill

    By Debbie Eales on August 28, 2018
    Reforming cash retentions has unprecedented support in Parliament Almost one in three MPs (207) now support the Aldous Bill, following major efforts by BESA and ECA to secure support for reforming cash retentions in construction. The backing comes alongside an unprecedented coalition of over 80 industry bodies and trade associations, representing over 580,000 businesses and sole traders. This is the […]
  • Building services workers secure 5% pay rise

    By Debbie Eales on August 13, 2018
    Operatives across the building services contracting sector will receive salary increases of more than 5% by 2020, following the latest round of national wage negotiations between employers and the trade union Unite. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) – representing the industry’s employers – settled on an hourly rate increase of 2.5% from this October followed by a further 2.75% […]
  • Tata steel joins up with the BESA to drive pipework industry forward

    By Sarah on July 30, 2018
    Tata Steel is working with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to proactively tackle pipework challenges in the UK building and industrial services market, by joining the prominent trade association as a Gold Affiliate member. The BESA is the leading trade organisation for building engineering services contractors – representing the interests of firms active in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, […]
  • Late payment ‘tsar’ to speak at BESA Conference

    By Sarah on June 14, 2018
    The 2018 Building Engineering Services Association Conference has started to take shape with high profile sessions already agreed on the technical implications for contractors of the Hackitt Review and how Brexit will affect the building engineering marketplace; along with a number of ‘meet the buyer’ sessions. The one-day conference entitled ‘Engineering the Future’ will take place at the Park Plaza […]
  • 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 […]