Wherever you are in the world – train online to be a BREEAM International NC assessor

A new online version of the BREEAM International New Construction assessor training course has recently been launched – saving trainee assessors the time, expense and carbon footprint of having to travel to a training venue. Designed to develop building professionals’ skills in BREEAM, the course is a route to the BREEAM assessor qualification in the … Continue reading “Wherever you are in the world – train online to be a BREEAM International NC assessor”

BRE Academy and CITB launch new ‘BIM for Site Managers’ online training

A new online training course, BIM for Site Managers, has been launched by BRE Academy and the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board ) to equip site managers with a solid grounding in BIM (Building Information Modelling). BIM is rapidly changing the way that people work and collaborate on construction projects. Well implemented, it delivers faster, more … Continue reading “BRE Academy and CITB launch new ‘BIM for Site Managers’ online training”

The burning issues: productivity in the construction industry

Join Constructing Excellence and BRE Academy to discuss the burning issues of productivity and efficiency and how they can be improved Held at Olympia in London, immediately before Day 2 of Vision 2017 (8:30am – 10:30am), this free breakfast briefing will form the basis for wider discussion and action in this area by BRE around … Continue reading “The burning issues: productivity in the construction industry”

5 things you may not know BRE can help you with

Having been around for over 90 years and being at the forefront of the built environment, BRE gets involved in a lot of areas. You may well know of our world leading testing facilities, where we test products and materials against the elements – or perhaps you are aware of the most widely used environmental … Continue reading “5 things you may not know BRE can help you with”

BRE Academy term report

BRE Academy, the lifelong learning arm of BRE, made huge strides forward in February. Notably we have announced our expansion into China by partnering with green building consultancy NSD to take our BREEAM courses to all of the major Chinese cities. Our expanded range of classroom courses includes some new Passivhaus (Passive House) courses at both … Continue reading “BRE Academy term report”

Staying at the top of the game in built environment training

Next month, BRE Academy will be three years old. Today we are a 17 strong team, and growing fast. What started as putting all the amazing learning that BRE was sharing under one roof is now a full Academy, sharing knowledge and delivering professional qualifications. Most of these services are now accessible through the new … Continue reading “Staying at the top of the game in built environment training”

Reducing the risk of fires on Waste Sites

The Environment Agency, with the help of BRE, has just published a new Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance document as part of a waste site operator permit.  It requires strict limits on waste pile sizes and how they are stored in order to reduce the risk of fires.  The guidance was developed following close collaboration … Continue reading “Reducing the risk of fires on Waste Sites”