Getting Green Finance and Mortgages right with the Home Quality Mark.

We have a great opportunity in linking finance with the quality and sustainability of how we build homes, this should be maximised so we can deliver positive outcomes for consumers, the financial sector, developers and regulators.  The Home Quality Mark is the tool to do this.  10 years ago the news was full of stories … Continue reading “Getting Green Finance and Mortgages right with the Home Quality Mark.”

Cycling for Healthcare Buildings in Myanmar – a project for Article 25 and the BRE Trust

In February this year, I got an email from a contact of BREEAM, Tom Dollard from PTE Architects, asking if I would be interested in taking on an exciting challenge. That challenge would be cycling 500 miles around Myanmar, whilst raising money for charity and undertaking building research in the healthcare sector. This presented a … Continue reading “Cycling for Healthcare Buildings in Myanmar – a project for Article 25 and the BRE Trust”

BRE announces game changing BIM data product library – DataBook

Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2[1] on centrally-procured public sector projects was mandated from April 2016. The introduction of BIM Level 2, which is a process lasting through the entire life-cycle of an asset, underpinned by the creation, collation and exchange of 3D models and the intelligent, structured data which is attached to them, … Continue reading “BRE announces game changing BIM data product library – DataBook”

J. Murphy & Sons Limited takes the high road to BIM quality

Multi-disciplinary engineering and construction Murphy validates its commitment to BIM through recent BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification Murphy was awarded the BIM Level 2 certification at the recent Digital Construction Week event. Operating in the UK, Ireland and Canada, Murphy provides a range of construction services to infrastructure sectors including rail, water, … Continue reading “J. Murphy & Sons Limited takes the high road to BIM quality”

Sir Robert McAlpine announced as first contractor verified under BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing standard

One of the UK’s leading building and civil engineering companies, Sir Robert McAlpine, has become the first contractor to be verified under BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing (ELS) Standard. BRE, an international, multi-disciplinary, building science organisation, developed the Standard BES 6002 in February this year, in response to the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. Earlier this year, … Continue reading “Sir Robert McAlpine announced as first contractor verified under BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing standard”

Health & Wellbeing: What are the Opportunities for the Property Sector?

As part of our engagement with clients, investors and developers across the UK, BRE is running a series of breakfast briefing events on key topics for the property world. Our first event, held at the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester, brought together representatives from a range of organisations from the Manchester area, property owners, developers, … Continue reading “Health & Wellbeing: What are the Opportunities for the Property Sector?”

Acre Works Sdn Bhd

European Technical Assessment (ETA) for post-tensioned bridge systems The client Acre Works Sdn Bhd is a major infrastructure contractor operating within Malaysia, with headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.  Acre Works undertake complex large-scale civil infrastructure projects including airports, roads, railways and bridges.  They specialise in providing complete casting, launching and pre-stressing solution for Segmental Box Girder … Continue reading “Acre Works Sdn Bhd”

BRE marks Anti-slavery Day with a call for greater vigilence on modern slavery in the construction sector

Anti-Slavery Day, held on 18 October, aims to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and to encourage government, civil society, companies and individuals to come forward and address this increasingly pertinent issue. Theresa May’s recent calls for tough action from the UN to end modern slavery, and the recent signing of the GLAA … Continue reading “BRE marks Anti-slavery Day with a call for greater vigilence on modern slavery in the construction sector”