Posts tagged with ‘Building & Engineering Services Association’

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • SAV welcomes more rigorous testing for heat interface units

    By Debbie Eales on January 31, 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 […]
  • BESA publishes district heating standard

    By Debbie Eales on January 10, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has been chosen to publish the UK’s first test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs). This new standard is regarded as an important step towards improving the overall performance of British district heating schemes and has been adopted from a test regime developed by energy consultancy FairHeat. HIUs are key components of heat networks, […]
  • BESA ready to plug F Gas certification gap

    By Debbie Eales on November 11, 2016
    Building engineering services employers have been reassured that new routes to professional certification will be made available by the passing of revised F Gas handling legislation next year. There was widespread alarm at the announcement that the CITB is to close its Utilities Engineering Division, which provided training and certification for the gas, electric, water, oil, refrigerant, steam and renewable […]
  • The Building Services Summit 2016 announces new speakers

    By Debbie Eales on August 9, 2016
    New speakers have been announced for the Building Services Summit 2016 which has been launched by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Electrical Contractors Association (ECA). The event, which takes place on 23rd November 2016, at the British Library, London, will give attendees an opportunity to share ideas by taking part in lively and […]
  • BESA past President and SFG20 pioneer Mike McCloskey dies

    By Debbie Eales on February 24, 2016
    The death has been announced, at the age 66, of Mike McCloskey, past President of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA). After serving a craft apprenticeship with Hope’s Heating and Engineering, Mr McCloskey spent 30 years with national contractor Lorne Stewart Plc – latterly as Managing Director of the company’s maintenance division, and since 2004 as a director of […]
  • Rise in orders, workload and turnover for building and engineering services sector

    By Debbie Eales on September 1, 2015
    Research carried out among members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) indicates that order, enquiry and turnover levels all rose across the board during the past six months. The Association’s latest state of trade survey, which covers the period from January to June this year, reveals a positive “net optimism measure” of 45%, up from 39% six months […]