New engineering services alliance tipped to help drive positive change


THE UK engineering services sector is launching a new industry alliance designed to be an ‘agent for positive change’ and support the delivery of a ‘safer, more productive and sustainable’ built environment.

Beginning on 10 February, the new alliance consists of: the Building Engineering and Services Association (BESA); the Building Services Research and Industry Association (BSRIA); the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE); ECA – Electrical and Engineering Services; the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA); the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA); SELECT – the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland; and the Scottish and NI Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF).

The eight organisations bring a range of technical, practical and commercial expertise to focus on four strategically important themes: skills, building safety, carbon reduction and commercial issues in 2021.

The alliance will lead the sector’s response to the Building Safety agenda and post-Covid green recovery, providing direction and championing necessary culture changes.

The new sector alliance will launch on 10 February with a virtual event. You can register via