Chairman of the BRE Trust James Wates shared a new vision for the charity at its 20th annual AGM with trustees and the BRE board at an event in London reently. The Trust which is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to advancing knowledge and education on the built environment for public benefit, was set up … Continue reading “Future strategy revealed at milestone AGM of BRE Trust”
Excellent set of tips from the Constructing Excellence Collaborative Working Champions. The group have been looking at the things people do that either act as a break on Collaborative Working or stop Collaborative Working dead in its tracks before it has a chance to get established. Obsess about price not cost and value Ignore everyone … Continue reading “10 ways to kill off collaborative working”
The integration of Whole Life Costing (WLC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) presents a powerful route to improving the sustainability of the construction industry. Combining economic and environmental assessment tools to obtain ‘best value’ solutions in both financial and environmental terms has the potential to make a significant contribution to achieving sustainable building design. WLC … Continue reading “Whole life costing and life-cycle assessment for sustainable building design”
Earlier this month, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin spoke to Bob Sherwood, SHEQ Manager for Boon Building Services, to find out more about their experience with BRE YellowJacket and how the tool helps their business. Find out more below:
Women constitute just 14% of construction industry professionals.  Furthermore, the Construction Industry Training Board estimates that the UK will need to recruit more than 230,000 new employees over the next five years to deliver the number of construction projects in the pipeline. With women making up 50% of the working population of the UK, … Continue reading “Join us and ten other Women’s Networks and #BEInspired”
We all talk about green buildings, but what if they were actually green? And what if you could tuck into the products of that very building? Or use it as fuel? A living skin ecoLogicStudio, a London architectural and design firm created a 430-square-foot gazebo called the Urban Algae Folly at Expo 2015. The Folly … Continue reading “A cloak of algae”
When it comes to observations, most people’s reflex is to capture issues that need to be fixed, negative things noticed somewhere onsite – for instance combustible materials blocking escape routes. Obviously, reporting that kind of incident/observation is really helpful to analyse trends, to spot areas of specific issue and take preventive measures. However, positive observations … Continue reading “3 reasons why positive health & safety observations help your business”
Delivering built asset operational excellence – Insight and tips from construction clients and supply chains
Report from the Constructing Excellence Asset Management group summarises an approach to delivering more value during the operational phase of buildings. It is based on lessons learnt, insights and tips shared by major construction clients and CE members with the CE Asset Management Group since 2012. The report examines how clients and their supply chains … Continue reading “Delivering built asset operational excellence – Insight and tips from construction clients and supply chains”
With the new BREEAM NOR 2016, our National Scheme Operator in Norway have launched a tool that will drive the Norwegian building and real estate industry into the future.
The Sebrae Sustainability Center in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, is setting the standard for sustainable buildings in Brazil.