Design for Deconstruction: Case Study : Modular Show House Construction

This is the first in a series of case studies that use a new methodology to assess the deconstruction potential of new build properties. The case studies and methodology have been funded by the BRE Trust to raise awareness amongst architects, designers and contractors of the potential of Design for Deconstruction (DfD) to create more … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction: Case Study : Modular Show House Construction”

A workplace designed for well-being and creativity – Coca-Cola France’s BREEAM Outstanding headquarters at Noda, Paris

With innovation at the heart of its DNA, Coca-Cola France considered sustainability, well-being and creativity as the priorities for the fit-out of its new headquarters office space in Paris. In January 2015, Coca Cola Entreprise and Coca-Cola France moved into Noda, a 22,100 square metre office development by Wereldhave in the Issy-les-Moulineaux district, on the … Continue reading “A workplace designed for well-being and creativity – Coca-Cola France’s BREEAM Outstanding headquarters at Noda, Paris”

New: BREEAM Infrastructure

Following the joining of BREEAM and CEEQUAL, and our future plans to create a single sustainability standard and certification tool for civil engineering and infrastructure projects, we now offer the BREEAM New Construction Infrastructure (pilot) training. Courses available in 2016 Get ahead of the game and be part of something new As a BREEAM NC … Continue reading “New: BREEAM Infrastructure”

Success for the BRE Apprenticeship scheme

In October 2014 Aaron Glazebrook joined the BRE’s apprenticeship scheme. This week he has become the first on our scheme to complete the Administration Apprenticeship and he has achieved this four months early. He completed his apprenticeship whilst working in the BRE Academy e-learning team. We caught up with him to find out how he has found it. Aaron, why did you … Continue reading “Success for the BRE Apprenticeship scheme”

How can open data help to develop the construction industry?

The risks associated with the current UK planning process are still believed to be one of the major barriers preventing investors from selecting construction over other opportunities. Planning was pinpointed by the government’s Construction 2025 industrial strategy as requiring reform, and it was suggested that the process needs to be streamlined. With this in mind, … Continue reading “How can open data help to develop the construction industry?”

Call for Abstracts – Young Researchers’ Forum III: Innovation in Construction Materials

As a member of the IOM3 Sustainable Development Group  I am delighted to invite young researchers to submit abstracts to our third forum on Innovation in Construction Materials. The forum will take place at Imperial College London on Tuesday 12th April. The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for young researchers involved … Continue reading “Call for Abstracts – Young Researchers’ Forum III: Innovation in Construction Materials”

Responsible sourcing network APRES given new home at BRE

BRE manages the Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing network – APRES – from 2016. Now in its 5th year, APRES was created by Loughborough University with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and extensive support from a number of industry partners. The aim of APRES is to develop an action programme to deliver … Continue reading “Responsible sourcing network APRES given new home at BRE”

Further flooding shows importance of BRE Trust Flood Resilient Repair Project

Sadly, its has not taken long for flooding to return to the UK.  Following the winter of 2013/14, which saw saw some of the worst floods in living memory in different parts of the country, already the winter of 2015/16 looks set to break the records.  It has certainly not started well, with possibly the … Continue reading “Further flooding shows importance of BRE Trust Flood Resilient Repair Project”