UK: Eight of the UK’s premier engineering services bodies, including FETA, BESA, BSRIA and CIBSE, are to form a major new industry alliance as an agent for change.
It’s said that the new alliance, which launches on February 10, will lead the sector’s response to the building safety agenda and post-covid green recovery, providing direction and championing the wider industry culture changes needed for their successful delivery.
Describing themselves as “an agent for positive change”, the alliance says it will support the delivery of a safer, more productive and sustainable UK built environment.
The eight organisations bring a broad 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 newly formed alliance consists of:
The Building Engineering and Services Association (BESA)
The Building Services Research and Industry Association (BSRIA)
The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
ECA – Electrical and Engineering Services
The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA)
The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIASELECT – the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland
The Scottish and NI Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF)
The alliance will launch with a virtual industry event at 10.00 on February 10.