BRE Academy and CITB launch new ‘BIM for Site Managers’ online training

A new online training course, BIM for Site Managers, has been launched by BRE Academy and the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board ) to equip site managers with a solid grounding in BIM (Building Information Modelling). BIM is rapidly changing the way that people work and collaborate on construction projects. Well implemented, it delivers faster, more … Continue reading “BRE Academy and CITB launch new ‘BIM for Site Managers’ online training”

Evergrande awarded BREEAM Very Good Certificate for their Wuxi Canal Mansion residential development in Wuxi

One of China’s largest property development company Evergrande has received a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM design certificate for Wuxi Canal Mansion, an exemplar residential project in Wuxi in Jiangsu Province this Sunday (21 May). The development was independently assessed by BREEAM Assessor Nottingham Sustainable Design Institute (NSD) and scored highly on most of the BREEAM categories for … Continue reading “Evergrande awarded BREEAM Very Good Certificate for their Wuxi Canal Mansion residential development in Wuxi”

Hotel Operators set energy saving challenge for Hertfordshire SMEs

Hertfordshire’s top hotels are challenging local SMEs to come up with innovative solutions to help them reduce their energy consumption. The Hotel Low Carbon Challenge, launched this week by the Hertfordshire Low Carbon Innovation Network, is being run by building science centre BRE in partnership with the Green Triangle and Synoptic Technologies and is part-funded … Continue reading “Hotel Operators set energy saving challenge for Hertfordshire SMEs”

Spacecraft to basements: exploring the frontiers of fire safety at third BRE Fire Research Conference

BRE’s 2017 Fire Research Conference brings together its most diverse programme of papers yet on contemporary fire engineering challenges, ranging from space travel and airports, to photovoltaic energy and product regulation in the wake of BREXIT. Featuring guest speakers alongside BRE fire engineers and investigators, other themes include multi-sensor detectors and fire alarms, innovations in … Continue reading “Spacecraft to basements: exploring the frontiers of fire safety at third BRE Fire Research Conference”

BRE and Loughborough University to create dementia-friendly demonstration home

16 May 2017 Construction of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ home aimed at learning how better to support those living with the condition will begin on the BRE Innovation Park this Autumn. The 100sqm Victorian house will be adapted to cater for different types, and stages, of the debilitating illness, and is aimed at allowing sufferers to … Continue reading “BRE and Loughborough University to create dementia-friendly demonstration home”

New report calls for immediate action on indoor air pollution

Poor indoor air quality in UK homes is at a scale and magnitude that needs immediate national-level attention and action, says new report with contributions from the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, BRE and the ARCC network. The report was published following a workshop event where built environment … Continue reading “New report calls for immediate action on indoor air pollution”