Inspiring young engineers

In July 2015 BRE were one of 10 organisations who opened our doors as part of the inaugural IET Engineering Open House. Over 30 young people and their parents took a trip behind the scenes of BRE to find out what it’s like to be an engineer and learn about jobs that engineers do. During the … Continue reading “Inspiring young engineers”

Radon – statistics you should know about

Below are several useful infographics about Radon you can download and share to spread the word of #UKRadonWeek 2015! PDF downloads of these infographics are available here:   ukraw-radon-when-buying-a-home ukraw-radon-in-workplaces ukraw-radon-in-new-buildings ukraw-radon-in-homes    

Understanding the Language – Open & Big Data in Construction

Open and big data offers many opportunities for the built environment, however it can appear overwhelming for those working in the sector. BRE in collaboration with Constructing Excellence group Generation for Change have been investigating the potential for data in the built environment. The study looked to demonstrate the potential benefits that collecting, managing, analysing … Continue reading “Understanding the Language – Open & Big Data in Construction”

Consulting engineers BSD gain BRE BIM level 2 certification

M&E engineering firm BSD has become the first SME business to be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme. With BIM level 2 becoming a requirement of all government building procurement programmes in 2016, being able to demonstrate that policies and procedures are in place to comply with PAS1192-2:2013 … Continue reading “Consulting engineers BSD gain BRE BIM level 2 certification”

Developing System Intelligence for Optimising Building Electricity Networks

A review of the Building 16 project at BRE by Andrew Williams (BRE), Al-Azhar Lalani (University of Hertfordshire), Emilio Mistretta (University of Hertfordshire) and Johann Siau (University of Hertfordshire) Introduction Background – The future of electricity The B16 project System control Summary Acknowledgements References 1.0 Introduction This paper provides a brief overview of an experimental … Continue reading “Developing System Intelligence for Optimising Building Electricity Networks”

BRE Academy survey measures ‘boardroom to building site’ skills gap

A new skills survey by leading built environment education provider the BRE Academy aims to generate a comprehensive picture of the UK’s construction skills gap from senior leaders down to sub-contractors. The survey, which goes live today, comes in response to a convergence of challenges hitting the construction sector and forcing it to change the tried … Continue reading “BRE Academy survey measures ‘boardroom to building site’ skills gap”