Fires In Enclosed Car Parks

A project for Communities and Local Government Sustainable Buildings Division Fires in car parks are fortunately quite rare, but, although there have been few deaths or injuries recorded to date in the UK, there are concerns regarding new and emerging risks from modern cars and alternative fuels. It is essential that the Building Regulations (via Approved … Continue reading “Fires In Enclosed Car Parks”

What you need to know…Fire Door Safety

A correctly installed fire door remains fundamental to most fire safety strategies in buildings, despite overall technological advances in building fire safety. The Regulations… Changes in regulations regarding fire safety came into force in 2006 following the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (England and Wales). Now, one of the legal duties of building occupiers … Continue reading “What you need to know…Fire Door Safety”

Health and wellbeing impacts of lighting revealed in new BRE Trust report

Asking questions such as, ‘Can LEDs keep you awake at night and damage your brain?’ and ‘Can special lighting help people with dementia?’, an international team of research scientists has reviewed recent research into the effects of lighting on people. Several recent studies into the type, quality and patterns lighting in buildings have shown that … Continue reading “Health and wellbeing impacts of lighting revealed in new BRE Trust report”

BRE Takes Centre Stage at Official Launch of Scotland Hong Kong Centre for Carbon Innovation

On Thursday 30 July at the Hong Kong Science Park, Rufus Logan, Scottish Director of BRE, a world-leading building science centre, joined Sir Timothy O’Shea, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh and Nicola Sturgeon, as the First Minister for Scotland announced the official opening of the Scotland Hong Kong Centre for Carbon Innovation … Continue reading “BRE Takes Centre Stage at Official Launch of Scotland Hong Kong Centre for Carbon Innovation”

BRE takes on leading construction health and safety tool YellowJacket

Independent building science centre BRE has taken over responsibility of YellowJacket, the leading health and safety tool developed by Mace with a view to increasing its use in domestic and international markets. The tool currently has over 12,000 users working on a range of construction projects across the UK.   BRE already has a strong track record … Continue reading “BRE takes on leading construction health and safety tool YellowJacket”

5 Questions for coaching your team to improve sales, reduce costs & deliver results

It’s important to us that the leaders of tomorrow are both well-versed in their technical knowledge, but also in leadership and management skills – able to get the best out of their teams for success. With that in mind, here are our Top 5 questions that you (or a team leader you know) can ask … Continue reading “5 Questions for coaching your team to improve sales, reduce costs & deliver results”

BREEAM recognises three VOC schemes

BREEAM has approved the use of three third party certification schemes for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the BREEAM criteria for ‘volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels (products)’. The schemes and their operators are: SCS Global Services FloorScore® Indoor AdvantageTM Gold – Building Materials UL LLC GREENGUARD Certified/GREENGUARD Gold “This approval means that BREEAM … Continue reading “BREEAM recognises three VOC schemes”