The construction industry is keen to ensure that education and training is as relevant as possible to industry needs and based the latest industry practice, whilst academia need support basing assignments and projects on real projects and current industry experience. This blog pulled together by the Constructing Excellence Higher Education Theme Group provides some simple … Continue reading “12 ways you can engage with higher education”
The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) has licenced BRE Global as a certification body for the KEYMARK, a voluntary, independent, European certification mark for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heaters. KEYMARK certification is based on independent testing and compliance with the requirements of the scheme’s rules. Manufacturers who submit their products … Continue reading “BRE Global now authorised to award the KEYMARK for Heat Pumps”
Between 1994 and 1997, BRE, in collaboration with British Steel (now Tata Steel), conducted a series of six large scale fire tests on a modern multi-storey composite steel framed building constructed within the BRE large scale test facility at Cardington near Bedford. Two of these tests were carried out by BRE and four by British … Continue reading “BRE Cardington Steel Framed Building Fire Tests”
BRE’s core value is known to all who work for and within the organisation. This being that the health, safety and wellbeing (H&W) of all our staff, suppliers, resident partners and visitors comes before all else. This is one of the very first things everyone learns about BRE… …but what does it actually mean? And … Continue reading “Interview: Making a success of health and wellbeing”
“UK waste data needs improving” – say BRE specialists Specialists in construction and demolition (C&D) waste at BRE, have recently completed a study to assess the shape of information regarding C&D waste in the UK. This is part of the work the BRE Trust is doing to help in building a better world together. Below … Continue reading “Improving C&D waste data”
Representing the best of the best of the world’s most sustainable buildings, the shortlist for the annual BREEAM Awards has been officially announced.
Heating accounts for nearly half of final energy consumption in the UK (48% in 2013) and 78% of non-transport energy use (DECC, 2013). Heat is a utility, like water, gas, and electricity. Communal or district heating systems are becoming more common and these involve the centralised generation of heat and the distribution of this heat … Continue reading “Heat metering”
So here it is, an end of year review from BRE Academy. Whilst many of our courses haven’t been running for more than a year, our Bookshop has – and we can now reveal our top ten BRE digital downloads for 2016: Building brickwork or blockwork retaining walls Designed for builders, designers and planners, this … Continue reading “Top Ten BRE publications in 2016”
Agnese Riccetti of the BREEAM International team reports from SAIE Expo in Bologna, held at the end of October 2016.