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BESA, is the UK’s leading trading organisation. Standing for the British Educational Suppliers Association, and represents over 300 education suppliers in the UK. Along with manufactures, distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology etc. to the educational market. BESA runs Europe’s largest network of EdTech founders, the EdTech Exchange. In 2015 the company recorded turnover exceeds of £2billlion for the first time.

The BESA Charity ‘Mind’ is a mental health charity that aims to ’empower people to understand their condition and choices available to them’.

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BESA announces shortlists for National Awards

Finalists for the BESA National Awards have been selected after the announcement that the celebratory evening will return in person this year following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indoor air quality can be improved by installing high quality ventilation technology, as well as more vegetation in the home

Too much talk, not enough action on indoor air quality

Despite the extra focus on indoor air quality (IAQ) prompted by the pandemic, lots of people are still talking about making buildings healthier, safer and more efficient but only a few are doing anything about it, says Nathan Wood from the Building Engineering Services Association.
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Robert Fletcher elected as new BESA president for 2022/23

Robert ‘Rab’ Fletcher has been elected as the new BESA president for the 2022/23 year, succeeding Neil Brackenridge.
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Women in engineering: Leading from the front

The number of women in engineering professions has risen significantly in the past decade, but representation is still not where it should be. Having more women in leadership roles can make a major difference, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
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BESA updates security following online testing fraud

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has carried out a full review and updated its security procedures following online testing fraud.
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BESA launches free Pipe Plus app to address product specification

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced the launch of its Pipe Plus app, which will address growing concerns about the way that products are selected for construction projects.
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BESA calls for national programme of building retrofits

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is pushing for a national programme of building retrofits to address the massive surge in energy prices.
Future Skills Pledge

BESA launches Future Skills Pledge to help plug the industry’s skills...

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged employers to take on at least one apprentice in 2022, to plug the construction industry’s skills gap with the launch of its ‘Future Skills Pledge’.
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BESA carries out state of trade survey

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) urges members to respond to the ‘state of trade’ survey so they can gather information on how well the sector is faring against the current turbulent economic situation.
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Education unions voice concerns over indoor air quality in schools

In a joint statement, six trade unions have urged the government to fund schools in tackling the ongoing indoor air quality (IAQ) crisis in school buildings.
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BESA warns Gove that cladding plan is not enough

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised Housing Minister Michael Gove for the new cladding plan but has warned that it is not enough to completely fix the scandal.
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Modular offices for improved health and wellbeing

A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the pace of change in workplaces over the next decade would be ‘astounding’, as office buildings that fail to comply with health and wellbeing regulations will become redundant.
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New measures to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) welcomed by BESA

New measures to improve ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ), and tackle overheating as part of revisions to the Building Regulations are welcomed by BESA.
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BESA encourages households to improve indoor air quality this Christmas

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a campaign to encourage people to improve indoor air quality in their homes over Christmas.
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BESA nominated for four categories at TAF Best Practice Awards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has been recognised for its work in four different areas at this year’s prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards.
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BESA guidance aims to improve indoor air quality post-Covid

In light of Covid restrictions being lifted across England, the BESA has produced a guide to good practice: Indoor Air Quality for Health & Well-Being, which is designed to help building owners, managers and engineers interpret indoor air quality (IAQ) data.
Overheating buildings

Weather obsession could be key to cooling down buildings

The British weather has changed, with serious implications for our buildings, according to David Frise, CEO of the Building Engineering Services Association.
Construction SMEs, Mental health

Is the economic recovery hiding mental health issues among construction SMEs?

The economic recovery is concealing a growing mental health epidemic among construction SMEs, according to a new online survey by YouGov.
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Ella’s law: Calls to tackle dangerous levels of air pollution

Levels of air pollution inside buildings must be part of the new air quality laws proposed in a landmark coroner’s report, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
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New building services jobs board to help match recruits

BESA is partnering with PRS Recruitment to deliver a new online jobs board to help members attract new recruits and match skilled people with the right job.
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WHO campaigner supports BESA’s beginner’s guide to indoor air quality

A new beginners guide to improving indoor air quality (IAQ) has gained the support of one of the UK’s most prominent health campaigners.
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Alliance urges Government to reconsider Green Homes Grant cut

A new alliance of eight engineering services organisations has urged the government to rethink its intention to remove funding from the £2bn Green Homes Grants (GHG) scheme.
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Contractors will face ‘intense scrutiny’ if they submit low bids

Contractors will face “intense scrutiny” if they submit unrealistically low bids for public sector contracts, according to a senior official at the BEIS.
Ventilating buildings

Stoping the spread: Ventilation has never been so important

The importance of ventilating buildings has never been more pertinent, but the engineering industry needs more scientific data to improve protection from viral infections.
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SKILLcard launches new academic engineering card

One of the construction industry’s largest skills certification registers, SKILLcard, is launching a card for engineers with degrees and other higher-level qualifications.
Indoor environment

Ella’s Law: Buildings must become clean air “safe havens”

The pandemic has transformed our understanding about the key role played by ventilation in reducing the transmission of all harmful airborne contaminants and should have a profound impact on the way we design and manage indoor spaces from now on, says Nathan Wood.

BESA

BESA, is the UK’s leading trading organisation. Standing for the British Educational Suppliers Association, and represents over 300 education suppliers in the UK. Along with manufactures, distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology etc. to the educational market. BESA runs Europe’s largest network of EdTech founders, the EdTech Exchange. In 2015 the company recorded turnover exceeds of £2billlion for the first time.

The BESA Charity ‘Mind’ is a mental health charity that aims to ’empower people to understand their condition and choices available to them’.