The BRE National Security Survey has revealed that personal security is becoming an increasing worry across the UK, with 2 out of 3 respondents more concerned about crime today than they were 5 years ago. The top three issues raised as causing the most concern were cyber crime, terrorism and property crime. Developed by the … Continue reading “BRE survey reveals personal security fears are on the increase”
Well-being is a hot topic right now as companies look at ways to improve their staff productivity and creativity in ever increasingly competitive markets. As part of my PhD research, I have been exploring the idea of using video data to try to gauge occupant well-being in buildings. The ultimate aim is to integrate this … Continue reading “A New Way to Capture Occupant Well-being”
An eye-watering 3.75 million homes have been built in Brazil under the Minha Casa Minha Vida social housing programme over the last few years.
The latest BREEAM Briefing Paper uses a speculative office building project that was the basis of a similar report three years ago to review the costs of sustainability today.
At its Annual Conference on December 12th, Constructing Excellence, an independent movement dedicated to improving the industry, is revealing a new strategy that aims to accelerate the digital and offsite revolution (including AI, factory production, BIM and open data) in the construction sector. Constructing Excellence co-chair Mark Farmer, author of the acclaimed Modernise or Die … Continue reading “Time for change: Constructing Excellence calls for radical digital transformation in construction”
Landsec’s new health-focused headquarters at 80-100 Victoria Street has set the benchmark for sustainable office space.
IES in collaboration with BRE has introduced additional efficiencies for users and their BREEAM assessments.