Modular construction specialists McAvoy awarded BRE BIM certification first

The McAvoy Group who specialise in modular buildings for the health, education and hospitality sectors have become the first UK offsite construction company to achieve BRE BIM Level 2 business systems certification. This means that McAvoy can demonstrate compliance with the UK Government’s new BIM Level 2 requirement for centrally procured construction projects which came … Continue reading “Modular construction specialists McAvoy awarded BRE BIM certification first”

How secure is your building?

BRE’s Gavin Jones talks about the research that has gone into the new standard SABRE (Security Assurance by BRE). SABRE provides a framework that helps measure, understand and improve the security performance of facilities.    

eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant

  Software company eTool have achieved compliance for their software eToolLCD www.etoolglobal.com  with IMPACT www.impactwba.com. eToolLCD is a powerful web-based life cycle assessment (LCA) application for the built form that enables assessment of the entire environmental and cost impacts at any stage of a project in one model, providing a genuine “integrated design” approach. This means … Continue reading “eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant”

It isn’t just Location Location Location that impacts the value of homes;

High quality sustainable homes are worth the investment according to two recent independent pieces of research.  According to research carried out by housebuilder Redrow, when choosing a home, more than a quarter of those surveyed were willing to pay at least a 6% premium for a home with sustainable features.  The survey continued with 60% … Continue reading “It isn’t just Location Location Location that impacts the value of homes;”

7 ways to reduce unintended consequences from solid wall insulation

The environmental and financial benefits of insulating the UK’s older building stock are significant. However, if this is implemented badly, a number of unintended consequences could be introduced that could jeopardise the integrity of the building elements and the health and wellbeing of the occupants. A new report from BRE IHS press considers surveyors, designers … Continue reading “7 ways to reduce unintended consequences from solid wall insulation”