Webinars highlight crucial work being carried out by building services firms


THE Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced its series of daily Covid-19 update webinars have reinforced the message that building services specialists are carrying out crucial work to support essential services.

Online attendance grew throughout the first week of the webinars, peaking on Friday when the system was over-subscribed with more than 650 delegates trying to get online. BESA is now hoping to extend the platform so more delegates can sign up for this week’s series, which run daily at 12 noon.

“We have learned a tremendous amount from the experts who have given their time to keep us informed – and the over-riding message was: If you want essential services (like hospitals, supermarkets and care homes) – you need building services,” said BESA chief executive David Frise.

Topics to be covered this week will include analysis of the economic impact of the crisis from the Construction Products Association and a presentation on the direct technical response to the airborne threat posed by the virus from BESA’s Health & Wellbeing in Buildings group.

All the slides and recordings from last week can be accessed via the website where you can also sign up for the forthcoming webinars: www.thebesa.com/covid19