One of the newest builds on the BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford, the Zero Bills Home, was launched earlier this year. It is the brainchild of zero carbon pioneer Bill Dunster, the founder of ZedFactory and creator of one of the first low carbon developments in the UK, the BedZED project. Zero Bills is a … Continue reading “The Zero Bills Home, the house of the future?”
Mon Trésor, a major real estate development project on the island of Mauritius, has become the first southern hemisphere project to achieve BREEAM Communities certification.
BRE Academy launches new online learning platform designed to plug the skills gaps of the global construction community at a key time of challenge and change – www.bre.ac Designed to meet the changing skills needs of construction operatives, professionals and leaders in the UK and around the world. The new platform aims to plug the … Continue reading “Empower your mind, enhance your career”
– New digital platform is designed to plug the skills gaps of the global construction community at a key time of challenge and change – BRE’s training and education arm, the BRE Academy, has launched a new eLearning platform (bre.ac) designed to meet the changing needs of the construction operatives, professionals and leaders in the … Continue reading “BRE Academy launches new eLearning platform”
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”
A rich ecology can enhance our communities and improve the health and wellbeing of building users.
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”
You may have noticed recently that winter has gradually left us, while spring puts in an appearance. For lots of people, this means the beginning of an important activity: spring-cleaning, a thorough cleaning of your desk, your home, your office – or even your construction site! Why spring clean your site? First of all, as … Continue reading “Spring-cleaning your working environment”
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”
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”