BESA predicts end to prequalification waste

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.

Published 28 April 2021

Engineering body champions new mindset to fix safety issues

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).

Published 14 April 2021

New engineering services alliance to champion change

A major new industry alliance will be launched next month for the UK's engineering services sector.

Published 20 January 2021

Engineers back campaign for ‘Ella’s Law’

A group of building engineering specialists has backed the campaign for a new law that would provide local authorities with legal powers to enforce better clean air standards.

Published 11 January 2021

BESA launches associate membership scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a new membership category catering for individuals with a particular interest in the building services industry.

Published 19 October 2020

BESA publishes new COVID health and safety guidelines

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has published new guidance to help engineering and construction firms keep their staff safe in the light of new government restrictions.

Published 15 October 2020

BESA Academy launches new era in online learning

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has opened its new online Academy delivering a comprehensive programme of training courses, assessments and CPD for individuals, employers and training providers in the building services sector.

Published 21 August 2020

Dundee man Graeme Fox appointed head of technical at BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced the appointment of Graeme Fox as its new head of technical.

Published 27 July 2020

CICV Forum animations urge construction workers to stay safe away from site

As the easing of lockdown measures continues across Scotland, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has launched a new social media campaign urging workers to stay safe in their social lives.

Published 16 July 2020

BESA teams up with Technology Enabled Maintenance Association

The Technology Enabled Maintenance Association (TEMA) is partnering with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to help accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies by the building maintenance sector. 

Published 6 July 2020

Scotland backs six new apprentice routes

Apprentices in Scotland have six new routes to specialist qualifications thanks to the work of the building engineering sector’s leading skills organisation.

Published 26 June 2020

BESA and ECA update COVID-19 site safety guides

Engineering services bodies BESA and ECA have released a joint sector guide on work-related travel and updated their guides on working in close proximity and in areas of increased risk of transfer of COVID-19, such as healthcare settings.

Published 2 June 2020

Engineering services bodies issue coronavirus site safety guides

Leading engineering services sector bodies BESA and ECA have jointly developed two new guides to help contractors to manage coronavirus-related issues on site.

Published 1 May 2020

Jason Hemingway named new membership director at BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Jason Hemingway as its new membership director.

Published 28 April 2020

BESA: Employers more worried about safety than penalties

Building services employers are more worried about keeping their workers safe than being sued over project delays, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Published 23 April 2020