How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?

BRE Leads Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts’ Debate on: “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?” Niall Trafford, CEO of BRE and senior colleagues, Alan Somerville, Head of Building Performance Group and David Kelly, Group Director BRE Scotland, welcomed 21 of Scotland’s senior policy-shapers and key building experts, … Continue reading “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?”

BRE convenes Policy-makers and Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban ‘Cold Spots.”

BRE convenes Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban Cold Spots.” Senior policy-makers, building experts, academics, and commentators will gather in Manchester on 28th February, to debate how we can ensure that the housing and built environment meets the needs of the most vulnerable in society, are adequately catered for … Continue reading “BRE convenes Policy-makers and Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban ‘Cold Spots.””

How much traceability is enough?

‘Momentum building for cattle traceability’ according to Beef Magazine. The New York Times is asking ‘Will blockchain fix the mineral traceability woes?’ The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative has created a standard with a traceability mechanism to ensure that certified aluminium has been manufactured by certified producers at every stage. Meanwhile BIM Today reports that ‘verification processes … Continue reading “How much traceability is enough?”

Appointment of new BRE Group CEO

I am pleased to announce that, after a comprehensive industry wide executive search over the past year, BRE has identified a new Group Chief Executive to take the business into its next chapter. Gillian Charlesworth, currently a member of the Global Executive team of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), will take up her … Continue reading “Appointment of new BRE Group CEO”

Reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)  –  A Review of a QSAND Application in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, struck the Philippines in November 2013. It is considered one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded with Category 5-equivalent winds and five to six-meter storm surges at landfall. It left neighbourhoods and infrastructure in ruins with over 1.1 million houses destroyed or damaged and over 12 million people … Continue reading “Reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)  –  A Review of a QSAND Application in the Philippines”

Concerned about the level of risk from fire? Personal Protection Systems can reduce home fire risks for vulnerable people.

Are you responsible for vulnerable people? BRE’s Nigel Firkins explains more about safeguarding your charges. A Personal Protection System (PPS) is a local application watermist fire suppression system targeting individuals to specifically protect from the threat of fire. These systems were developed in response to analysis of fatal fires in dwellings, where many victims had … Continue reading “Concerned about the level of risk from fire? Personal Protection Systems can reduce home fire risks for vulnerable people.”

BRE further strengthens its presence in China

BRE further strengthens its presence in China as the first office project achieves BREEAM Excellent status 4 February 2019 BRE has gained further momentum in expanding its global presence with three new partnership announcements and a momentous BREEAM certification in China this month. Beijing’s COFCO Landmark building has been formally certified as the first office … Continue reading “BRE further strengthens its presence in China”

Research and Development in Disaster Response – A focus of the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

Effective collaboration between the private and humanitarian sectors is important in post-disaster response and recovery. It can help to ensure that immediate action is taken efficiently and support the building of local capacity to respond to future disasters. The Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference, taking place on the 8th February at BRE, will explore … Continue reading “Research and Development in Disaster Response – A focus of the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference”