BRE Global’s managing director one of top 50 women in engineering

Dr Debbie Smith OBE, managing director of BRE Global, has been named on an inaugural list of the UK’s top 50 women in engineering. Published by the Daily Telegraph on 23 June 2016 to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day, the list features the country’s foremost influential female engineers, chosen from almost 900 nominations. … Continue reading “BRE Global’s managing director one of top 50 women in engineering”

BRE Global opens office in the Middle East

Independent, third-party certification organisation BRE Global continues to strengthen its international presence by opening an office in the Middle East. Located in Dubai, the office will promote BRE Global services in fire and security, in particular the world renowned LPCB certification brand which covers certification of fire safety and security products for buildings and homes. … Continue reading “BRE Global opens office in the Middle East”

Competition winners pitch tech innovations to map London’s utilities underground

Tech businesses in London had the chance to pitch their innovative solutions to an audience of organisations involved in providing infrastructure across the capital, including UK Power Networks, National Grid and Thames Water, at an event at City Hall on 7 June. The innovators were winners of a challenge-led competition, run by the Mayor of … Continue reading “Competition winners pitch tech innovations to map London’s utilities underground”

From hollow rock to LEDs

The first lamp was invented around 70,000 BC. A hollow rock, shell or other natural object was filled with moss or similar material that was soaked with animal fat and ignited. Jump a few thousand years, long before Thomas Edison patented his incandescent light bulb, British inventors were demonstrating that electric light was possible with … Continue reading “From hollow rock to LEDs”