Lots to talk about at BIM summit

The Ultimate BIM Summit comes to London on the 31st January with a whole host of topics tabled for discussion. Dr Ilka May, Co-Chair of the EU BIM Task Group, and Paul Oakley, BIM Director at BRE, comment on the issue surrounding data exchange in the BIM process in Tom Harvey’s Building4Change article. For the full programme … Continue reading “Lots to talk about at BIM summit”

Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK

With major flooding events badly affecting the UK during the winters of both 2013/14 and 2015/16, the threat of being flooded has been a major cause of concern for both householders and business owners all around the country. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) produced an article showing that while the 2013/14 flooding resulted in … Continue reading “Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK”

BREEAM Awards Partners with Ecobuild 2018

It has today been announced that the 2018 BREEAM Awards, the leading awards for sustainability within the global built environment, has joined forces with ecobuild.

Cycle Expedition Myanmar – A Final Reflection

I am typing this blog at the end of my first day back at work, slightly jet lagged, reflecting on what an amazing life experience I have been on during the last two weeks.

The Humanitarian Shelter is now open!

The Humanitarian Shelter is now officially open! The red ribbon was cut by Deborah Pullen (BRE Trust) and Jamie Richardson (Catholic Relief Services) at the latest addition to the BRE Watford Innovation Park, during the UK Shelter Forum event on Friday (17th November). Created by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in collaboration with BRE, the shelter is a life … Continue reading “The Humanitarian Shelter is now open!”

The Inspiring ‘BEGlobal: Insights from our world leading women’!

This week, the BEGlobal: Insights from our world leading women evening reception took place at The IET, Savoy Place in London, where we heard inspiring stories and insights from a diverse range of speakers: Amanda Clack, past president of the RICS, post-Grenfell expert advisory committee member and CBRE’s head of strategic consulting and UK board … Continue reading “The Inspiring ‘BEGlobal: Insights from our world leading women’!”

Expert Panel to discuss the performance gap

Meet the expert panel at EMEX  Emma Bushell, Sustainability and Energy Manager – Octavia Housing Andries van der Walt, Head of Sustainability for Property and Asset Management – JLL Charles Sainsbury, Energy Manager, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability -Landsec “Mind the Gap” – The difference in performance between design and the building “in-use” Time: 14:40 – … Continue reading “Expert Panel to discuss the performance gap”

International Well Building Institute and BRE collaborate on multiple levels to advance human health through better buildings

In an environment where ‘partnership is the new leadership,’ the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and BRE used the recent Greenbuild in Boston Nov. 8-10 to demonstrate to the market the value of collaboration. ‘Our relationship with BRE is in evidence across several categories,’ said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. ‘We’re proud of the … Continue reading “International Well Building Institute and BRE collaborate on multiple levels to advance human health through better buildings”