BESA Scotland’s latest annual Golf Day in Peebles was hailed a huge success with more than 60 members taking part.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week (SAW) can play a pivotal role in helping the building services sector get to grips with its skills shortages and lack of diversity, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The theme of this year’s SAW (#ScotAppWeek23) is ‘unlocking
The built environment’s leading professional bodies have joined forces to align the data standards that are used to manage costing, carbon and building and facilities maintenance, in a bid to clear up confusion and shift the digital focus from new build to whole life building performance. In w
Construction trade bodies are urging their members to respond to a new business survey to help the sector cope with the current turbulent market conditions.
Fife plumber Rab Fletcher has been elected as president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2022/23. Mr Fletcher, manager of the mechanical services team in Fife Council Building Services, succeeds Neil Brackenridge, who steered BESA through the pandemic during his two-year t
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) said it has carried out a thorough review of the security procedures behind its online training schemes following the jailing of two construction skills testers last month.
A key technical apprenticeship has been revised and updated to improve career development opportunities across the building engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC) have worked together to enhance the Level 3 Building
Finding and retaining skilled tradespeople is the biggest concern for employers across the building engineering services sector, according to a new survey.
After a year in which the construction industry in Scotland moved from crisis to recovery and rebuilding, members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum are looking forward to 2022 in a positive frame of mind.
The Local Authority Forum of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) in Scotland is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week. It first started out with just three attendees and over the years has grown to more than 25. At the height of the pandemic, the forum went from meeting once a
Rising costs and a shortage of skilled people are giving building services contractors sleepless nights, according to a new survey conducted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Members of BESA said they were facing “major challenges” due to a combination of rising la
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has issued another in its series of engaging advice videos, reminding workers how to keep themselves and others safe as the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.
As Scotland moves towards further easing of restrictions, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued more timely guidance and sounded a cautionary note, urging the sector to focus on health and safety to protect colleagues, customers and families. The unique collaboration says the
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has become the first trade body to adopt a new industry agreed prequalification standard that promises to cut expensive and time-consuming ‘red tape’ for contractors. The new Common Assessment Standard, developed by Build UK and endors
Contractors and design professionals must rethink their approach to supports and fixings to reduce the number of unsafe building services installations, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).