Materials for 3D Printing Using Drones – PhD Opportunity

This exciting PhD studentship will develop materials specifically for 3D printing civil engineering structures using autonomous drones.  Based at the University of Bath the candidate will form part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Imperial College London and University College London contributing to the objectives of the EPSRC Autonomous manufacturing grant ‘Aerial Additive Building … Continue reading “Materials for 3D Printing Using Drones – PhD Opportunity”

Boosting ecology in BREEAM

A rich ecology can enhance our communities and improve the health and wellbeing of building users.

BRE introduces new test programme and guidance for low carbon cements

BRE is now offering testing services related to new performance standard PAS 8820, which has been developed for manufacturers, specifiers and designers of concrete containing alkali-activated cementitious material (ACCM*). Designed to encourage the use of AACMs in the construction industry because of their low carbon and improved fire resistance properties and resistance to chemicals and … Continue reading “BRE introduces new test programme and guidance for low carbon cements”

Prater achieves BRE BIM Certification

Specialist building envelope contractor Prater, is the latest company to achieve BRE BIM Level 2 business certification just after the Government’s compliance mandate for public sector projects is activated. With a number of landmark private sector projects in its portfolio including the Emirates Stadium and Heathrow T4, Prater is also a significant player in the … Continue reading “Prater achieves BRE BIM Certification”

Online “step-by-step” guide to level 2 BIM

Construction firms confused by the recent BIM mandate can now use a free online guide to compliance with more than 100 supporting articles. In April 2016, Level 2 BIM became mandatory on centrally-procured public projects, with far-reaching implications for those involved. Clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers are all required to understand the finer details of … Continue reading “Online “step-by-step” guide to level 2 BIM”