Smog Vacuums, 3D printing and glass-based paint – 4 of the best technology videos on the web

3D Printed Glass Team at MIT look at the potential for using 3D printing glass. The two chamber system appeared in the September edition of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing.   Glass paint to keep metal surfaces cool Researchers at John Hopkins University have developed a silica-based paint that reflects sunlight from metal surfaces, keeping … Continue reading “Smog Vacuums, 3D printing and glass-based paint – 4 of the best technology videos on the web”

BREEAM: Sterlinga Business Center

The Hines-owned Sterlinga Business Center in Łódź has obtained the BREEAM Excellent certificate renewal. Read the full article on the building here: http://english.eurobuildcee.com/?page=news&id=16834     Image By Zorro2212 (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

5 updates to key ISO standards in 2015

International standards provide essential baseline requirements to ensure that businesses can trade with ensured quality, safety and efficiency, both nationally and internationally. The International Organisation for Standards (ISO), an independent organisation composed of representatives from various national standards organisations, is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards to facilitate world trade of a known … Continue reading “5 updates to key ISO standards in 2015”

DESIGNING TO REDUCE THE CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL VULNERABILITY OF NEW BUILDINGS

  A free to download Information Paper from authors Vina Kukadia and Alan Abela looks at how buildings can be made more resilient to chemical, biological and radiological threats. Buildings are currently not designed specifically to offer protection against chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) releases. However, should a CBR event occur, it has the potential … Continue reading “DESIGNING TO REDUCE THE CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL VULNERABILITY OF NEW BUILDINGS”

10 years of the BRE Innovation Park

16 June 2015: Official opening of the Wienerberger e4 brickhouse by Lord Prescott Photos: Peter White, BRE See the full set on BRE’s Flickr channel: https://flic.kr/s/aHskaQ2NSo //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js [slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157652351513194″ items=”19″ type=”gallery”]

BRE Heritage Open Day 2015

We opened the gates of BRE on Saturday 12 September 2015 as part of Heritage Open Days. As previously, we allowed access to the once top-secret model of the Möhne Dam used by Barnes Wallis in developing the Dambusters’ bouncing bomb. But this year we also opened the fire test ‘burn hall’, anechoic chamber, structural … Continue reading “BRE Heritage Open Day 2015”