Arup and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place on the 8th February at BRE, is focused on exploring the best ways for the private and humanitarian sectors to collaborate in support of localisation and local capacity building in disaster response activities. One of the breakout sessions will focus on the construction and infrastructure sectors … Continue reading “Arup and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference”

BRE Convenes Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Edinburgh to Debate Built Environment Strategy for Scotland

BRE Convenes Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Edinburgh to Debate  “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland” Several of Scotland’s senior policy-shapers and key building experts, academics, and commentators will gather in Edinburgh on 25th January, to debate how best to build a successful and lasting Built Environment Strategy … Continue reading “BRE Convenes Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Edinburgh to Debate Built Environment Strategy for Scotland”

Disaster Response in Gorkha District – Catholic Relief Service’s QSAND Application in Nepal

In April and May 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake and series of aftershocks that destroyed or damaged in excess of 800,000 homes and affected over 6 million people (source: Shelter Projects Nepal Earthquake Overview). The severity of the earthquakes, the scale of the damage, and the approaching winter presented serious challenges to relief … Continue reading “Disaster Response in Gorkha District – Catholic Relief Service’s QSAND Application in Nepal”

RHS joins The Biophilic Office as a dissemination partner

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), one of the world’s largest gardening charities, has joined The Biophilic Office project as the latest dissemination partner. Founded in 1804 to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture, the RHS vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more … Continue reading “RHS joins The Biophilic Office as a dissemination partner”

HSCD – Targeting Improvements in Housing Conditions and Public Health

Now used by 26 different local authorities throughout the UK, BRE’s HSCD targets improvements in housing conditions and helps to improve the standard of public health. Anabel Ramirez Aragon of BRE’s Housing & Health team writes. The Housing Stock Condition Database (HSCD) is the third online tool from the BRE Housing and Health team.  The … Continue reading “HSCD – Targeting Improvements in Housing Conditions and Public Health”

News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – January 2019

North Somerset – Customer Story To address issues in the private rented sector, North Somerset Council recently adopted a ‘Rent with Confidence’ scheme. A review of housing conditions was carried out in 2017 to identify problematic areas and potential solutions. This combined the findings from BRE housing stock modelling work (for example on the proportion … Continue reading “News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – January 2019”