SmartWaste, Mace and sustainability: An interview with Andrew Kinsey

Andrew Kinsey, Head of Sustainability for Construction at Mace since 2012, has been using SmartWaste for several years. He talked to us about his experiences with this tool and how it has benefited Mace’s construction processes. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what drew you to sustainability? “My personal interest in sustainability … Continue reading “SmartWaste, Mace and sustainability: An interview with Andrew Kinsey”

BRE to showcase new flood resilient home

New project demonstrates how clever design coupled with building, material and product innovation can help homeowners limit damage and recover quickly from flooding. A housing unit within the BRE Victorian Terrace demonstration project is being refurbished with a range materials, products and innovations that will make it flood resilient. The project, which is being funded … Continue reading “BRE to showcase new flood resilient home”

BRE’s Dementia friendly home praised by Scottish Housing Minister

In advance of this weekend’s International Day of Older Persons, Scottish Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart has commended BRE for highlighting how assistive technology could help the older generation stay safely in their own homes for longer. BRE hosted its Assistive Technology event on the BRE Innovation Park @ Ravenscraig to showcase and demonstrate how the … Continue reading “BRE’s Dementia friendly home praised by Scottish Housing Minister”

BRE partners with Digital Construction Week

BRE is championing the event as Digital Knowledge Partner and fielding three expert speakers. With an ever-greater need for the sector to embrace digital, harness its power and reap the benefits, BRE as Knowledge Partner joins other leading partner and sponsor organisations who are putting their weight behind Digital Construction Week – including High Speed 2 … Continue reading “BRE partners with Digital Construction Week”

Top 10 Tips for Collaborative Working

The Constructing Excellence Collaborative Working Champions have outlined the top 10 most important issues that define collaborative working and make it work, in terms of delivering superior outcomes for clients, suppliers and stakeholders. Encourage the culture, and reward the behaviours, that support a collaborative approach. Focus on outturn value not just cost Select on merit: … Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Collaborative Working”