Route map for low carbon concrete

Approximately 5% of the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by humans currently arise from cement production. As a consequence, there is commercial interest in developing low-carbon cements and related binders suitable for use ‘at scale’ in concrete production. One variety of these is known as ‘alkali-activated binders’ or ‘AA binders’. Alkali-activated binders and concretes … Continue reading “Route map for low carbon concrete”

IFSEC Interview with LPCB’s Richard Flint

LPCB participated at this year’s IFSEC with a dedicated Red Book Security Pavilion specifically aimed at the professional security sector. Mirroring the successful Red Book Pavilion in FIREX International, LPCB’s Security Pavilion promoted its expertise and guidance in third party product testing and approvals, and provided support for Red Book listed companies exhibiting at the … Continue reading “IFSEC Interview with LPCB’s Richard Flint”

BRE solar on commercial roofs guide to launch at the Solar PV Summit

Solar on commercial roofs has always lagged behind the domestic rooftop market. Currently, less than 5% of UK solar installations are on commercial roofs, compared to approximately 94% of systems installed on homes[1].  Commercial properties have large, generally unused roofs, and account for about 8% of the UK’s energy consumption[2]. Installing solar can make sound … Continue reading “BRE solar on commercial roofs guide to launch at the Solar PV Summit”

Shaping Cities, La Biennale di Venezia, 2016

The Urban Age “Shaping Cities” conference (July 14-15) is jointly organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. It will be integrated with the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (28th May – 27th November 2016), the world’s most high-profile architectural event visited by over 300,000 people. … Continue reading “Shaping Cities, La Biennale di Venezia, 2016”

Applications for the Travis Perkins Innovation Awards are now closed!

Over the past three months, the Travis Perkins Innovation Awards have been open to all budding inventors and problem solvers. The idea of the Awards is to find the next big product innovation relevant to the construction industry. On the 30th June applications closed and the shortlisted candidates have been invited to record video pitches. … Continue reading “Applications for the Travis Perkins Innovation Awards are now closed!”

The world feels far less secure today than it did only a few years ago but has this influenced security in the built environment?

Gavin Jones, Director of SABRE at BRE Global discusses his views. It’s true, there isn’t a day that goes by without the media reporting on terrorism on our streets or cyber-attacks targeted at our largest and most treasured institutions and companies. Terrorism by its very nature is highly visible and can make people feel very … Continue reading “The world feels far less secure today than it did only a few years ago but has this influenced security in the built environment?”