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Over the last 12 months my team have been working hard to deliver a DRAFT manual which we hope represents another step change in BREEAM, to continue to reflect best practice.
Analysis of 6 million pieces of data has revealed that the knowledge framework underpinning the construction industry is no longer fit for purpose. Practitioners do not have easy access to critical knowledge, and so it is inevitable that mistakes will be made. Designing Buildings Wiki, the construction industry knowledge base, has undertaken the first ever … Continue reading “Big data exposes a widening construction knowledge gap”
There are an estimated 45.8 million people in modern slavery, in 167 countries worldwide. There is also an estimated 21 million victim of forced labour operations. The construction industry has been tackling sourcing issues associated with environmental responsibility, for some time – having, for instance, managed stewardship impacts in terms of pollution and biodiversity, or … Continue reading “Eight pathways to tackle modern slavery and achieve supply chain excellence”
Throughout my travels, studies and experiences I have been able to procure what I hope to be a worldly open-minded perspective. In my efforts to further extend and improve these perspectives, and fully pursue my academic passions, I had the privilege of spending the last three months in a summer placement at BRE, which was … Continue reading “A brief overview about a summer placement…”
SABRE registered professional is the first BREEAM-recognised scheme for suitably qualified security specialists
BRE Global is pleased to introduce the first registration scheme for security professionals wanting to demonstrate their ability to act as a Suitably Qualified Security Specialist (SQSS).
APRES – a network of industry and academic partners committed to embedding the responsible and ethical sourcing of materials, products and services into the construction industry has published a best practice white paper. Aimed at construction clients, contractors, manufactures and professional bodies, the paper includes an Eight Pathways to Best Practice model which is designed … Continue reading “APRES network launches white paper on responsible and ethical sourcing in construction”
The European Construction Institute (ECI) has become part of BRE alongside Constructing Excellence with effect from 1 September 2017. Working with and for its membership, the ECI mission is to drive project execution and delivery best practice across the international engineering construction sector. The move is designed to strengthen and grow the ECI membership and … Continue reading “European Construction Institute joins BRE”
Overclean Ltd.’s Chairman, Peter Reid, was presented with Overclean’s LPS 2084 certificate by Debbie Smith, Managing Director of BRE Global at the recent open day celebrating BRE Trust’s 20th anniversary. Peter Reid said “Overclean, are delighted to have LPCB approval which for the first time gives clients the independent monitoring of the duct maintenance industry. … Continue reading “NAADUK recommend gaining LPS 2084 – the new LPCB ductwork standard”
BRE Trust* Chair James Wates attributed the BRE Group’s strong financial performance in 2016-17 to international diversification at the 21st Trust AGM today. He also highlighted the critical importance of BRE in maintaining its independence, which has been so valued by Government, property owners and occupants in the aftermath of the Grenfell tower fire. In … Continue reading “International diversification delivers strong outturn for the BRE Group”