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”
Antwerp is Europe’s second largest shipping port, and now the Flemish city has a fitting new architectural landmark in the form of the BREEAM Very Good Port House by Zaha Hadid Architects.
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”
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”
For years now we have asked the question of food as consumer interest in the source of our food as well as a desire to support local farmers and a diversity of regional food has grown. It seems entirely logical that the same should apply to other materials and goods that we consume. In October … Continue reading “Where does your wood come from?”
In March, Travis Perkins launched the first ever Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) and we are so excited to tell you that the results are in! We were overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of responses both from internal and external applicants. With 109 fantastic applications it was down to our panel of 39 industry … Continue reading “Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) Winners Announcement!”
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”
The consequences of climate change have struck close to home in recent years, with extreme weather and flooding events in the UK, notably in 2013/14 and 2015/16 causing billions of pounds worth of damage to properties and disruption to the lives of thousands of people as a result. The Property Flood Resilience Roundtable, chaired by … Continue reading “The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan”
Further and Higher Education bodies are the focus of a new BREEAM In-Use pilot that will enable them to build on learning from the commercial property sector.
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”