BRE Global appoints new manager for its passive fire protection installer approval schemes

BRE Global has appointed Philip Brownhill to manage its LPCB approval schemes for installers of passive fire protection systems. The schemes ensure that installers are appropriately trained and have the necessary expertise to install or apply the product correctly in buildings and infrastructure Philip brings with him significant experience in the fire protection industry, initially … Continue reading “BRE Global appoints new manager for its passive fire protection installer approval schemes”

Call for Tech entrepreneurs to help the capital’s major infrastructure providers map their underground assets

BRE, in partnership with the Mayor of London, is encouraging small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop new forms of technology that could help the capital’s major infrastructure providers gain a shared understanding of the location and state of their underground assets. Winners of a competition announced today (18 March) will earn the opportunity to pitch … Continue reading “Call for Tech entrepreneurs to help the capital’s major infrastructure providers map their underground assets”

BRE Academy survey findings reveal industry views on the most acute construction skills gaps

The UK construction industry needs to do more to tackle a lack of key skills from BIM to subcontractors, and a lack of gender diversity from ‘boardroom to building site’ according to a report launched today at Ecobuild by the BRE Academy. Based on a survey of 300 industry professionals the report finds that sustainability … Continue reading “BRE Academy survey findings reveal industry views on the most acute construction skills gaps”

BRE Academy launches new BREEAM Associate qualification to enhance supply chain delivery

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. The BRE Academy has today announced the launch of BREEAM Associate, a new qualification that has been designed to ensure delivery teams and clients can be effective and proactive, armed with … Continue reading “BRE Academy launches new BREEAM Associate qualification to enhance supply chain delivery”

Daikin achieves world first with responsible sourcing rating for air conditioning units

Daikin Europe N.V. has become the first manufacturer of HVAC equipment in the world to achieve the BRE’s internationally respected BES 6001 responsible sourcing standard for its VRV air conditioning system, providing the industry with third party verification of its supply chain. The BES 6001 standard was developed by the BRE to demonstrate responsible sourcing … Continue reading “Daikin achieves world first with responsible sourcing rating for air conditioning units”

BRE National Solar Centre launches good practice guide for solar car parks

New guidance* from the BRE National Solar Centre launched at Ecobuild today, shows how car park owners can maximize the economic and environmental performance of their assets by deploying PV technologies. Director of the BRE National Solar Centre Jonny Williams said ‘Solar carports are an excellent way of improving the car-parking experience, whilst also generating … Continue reading “BRE National Solar Centre launches good practice guide for solar car parks”

SES is first MEP company to achieve BRE BIM certification

SES Engineering Services (SES) has become the first mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor (MEP) to achieve BRE BIM Level 2 Business Certification one month ahead of the government’s  public sector project compliance deadline. A specialist in off-site manufacture, SES has been an early adopter of BIM, using 3D modelling on projects for over 15 years … Continue reading “SES is first MEP company to achieve BRE BIM certification”