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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’.

Air quality, Clean Air Day

BESA calls for focus on clean indoor air quality

In light of Clean Air Day, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says there should be more emphasis placed on the quality of air inside buildings.
Redundant workers, SKILLcards,

Redundant workers offered free SKILLcards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is allowing redundant workers to apply for and renew SKILLcards free of charge.
property retrofit, green recovery

Green recovery makes way for property retrofits

The governments green recovery plans from Covid-19 will lead to a surge in residential and small commercial property retrofits, according to Trustmark.
Engineering services, skillcard,

Engineering services SKILLcard goes ‘fully digital’

The engineering services SKILLcard has streamlined its service by making the recording of employer endorsements for card applicants fully digital.
building maintenance,

New partnership to accelerate building maintenance technology

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has teamed up with the Technology Enabled Maintenance Association (TEMA) to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies in the building maintenance sector.
Neil Brackenridge

BESA elects new president for 2020/21

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Neil Brackenridge as president for 2020/21, he succeeds John Norfolk of Imtech Engineering Services.
bse skills partnership, skills strategy

Major new initiative to improve building services skills strategy

In a push to improve the current skills strategy in the building services sector, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has invited companies and relevant organisations to join the BSE Skills Partnership.
apprentices in Scotland, BESA

Six new pathways for engineering apprentices in Scotland

Apprentices in Scotland have six new routes to specialist qualifications thanks to the work of the building engineering sector’s skills organisation, BSE Skills.
UK bim alliance,

BESA & SFG20 become UK BIM Alliance affiliates

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and its facilities management solution SFG20 have become affiliates of the UK BIM Alliance.
female engineers, women in engineering,

It’s time to focus on opportunities for success, say female engineers

Speaking ahead of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED20), female engineers say there is too much emphasis put on the barriers to women in engineering professions and not enough celebration of their successes.
building lifecycle, digital adoption,

NBS & BESA to drive digital adoption throughout building lifecycle

Specification platform NBS and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) have joined forces to drive digital adoption throughout the building lifecycle.
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‘Pay attention’ to ventilation hygiene after Covid-19

Building managers should look after the hygiene of their ventilation systems in the wake of Covid-19, urges a group of industry experts.
Air quality,

Air quality expert warns against false technology claims

There are a lot of ‘false claims’ being made to drive demand for indoor air quality solutions in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, warns Nathan Wood from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
mental health,

BESA fears ‘ticking time bomb’ of mental health cases in construction

There could be another surge in mental health problems across construction, as BESA urges firms to take a proactive approach to assessing wellbeing to avoid “a ticking time bomb of cases”.
construction industry,

Hackitt praises construction industry response to Covid-19 crisis

The construction industry has demonstrated it is “capable of massive change at pace” and is able to dump old practices quickly “without compromising safety or quality” amid Covid-19, says Dame Judith Hackitt.
building services, BESA,

Building services set for permanent changes after Covid-19, says BESA

Some of the changes made by the building services sector to cope with the current coronavirus outbreak will become permanent, according to the BESA.
payment practices,

Government to make example of payment abuse in construction

The government will ‘call out’ construction companies who indulged in poor payment practices during the Covid-19 crisis, says the minister for small business, Paul Scully.
Contractors,

Contractors more worried about safety than project penalties, says BESA

Contractors are more concerned about the safety of their workers than being sued over project delays during the COVID-19 crisis, says the BESA.
COVID-19, military planners,

Military planning used during COVID-19 should inspire construction reform

The military-style planning used to deliver emergency NHS projects during COVID-19 should inspire reform within the construction industry, says the BESA.
construction supply chains,

Government should ‘set example’ when paying construction supply chains

The government must ‘set a good example’ when it comes to paying its construction supply chains and handing out retention payments to subcontractors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Furloughed workers, mental health, BESA

BESA offers support meetings for furloughed workers

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has set up a Facebook support page for furloughed workers in the building services sector.
retention money, contractors,

Clients must release £4.5bn retention money to contractors, urges BESA

Construction clients must release £4.5bn retention money currently being withheld from contractors, urges the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
Mental health problems,

Don’t forget about mental health during lockdown, urges BESA

Employers should prepare for a surge in mental health problems due to the COVID-19 lockdown, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

BESA pauses apprentice end point assessments due to COVID-19

The BESA has announced that it is suspending the delivery of End Point Assessments for apprentices during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Temporary solution, COVID-19,

Temporary solution to cover wages paid to engineering operatives

A temporary solution to cover wages paid to operatives in the building engineering sector during the COVID-19 lockdown has been agreed by Unite and BESA.
HVAC systems,

HVAC must be allowed to help essential services deal with COVID-19

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems must be allowed to play their role in helping essential services deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, according to REFCOM.

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’.