Bria Fast, from Minneapolis, USA, is the first ever volunteer to join the QSAND team. She has been supporting the project in Nepal where the concept of a self-assessment tool is still very new.
I knew I was interested in working in the environmental sector since the end of my time at school, however my decision for this was confirmed while at sixth form. It was an area I felt had some of the greatest threats of the 21st century posed against it with the impact of climate change, … Continue reading “My Construction Role Model: The teacher that inspired me”
The consequences of climate change have struck close to home in recent years, with extreme weather and flooding events in the UK, notably in 2013/14 and 2015/16 causing billions of pounds worth of damage to properties and disruption to the lives of thousands of people as a result. The Property Flood Resilience Roundtable, chaired by … Continue reading “The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan”
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
Risk is inherent in everything we do and uncertainties need to be managed. Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the fundamental need to manage risk as a major part of their management and future business strategies. An enterprise-wide approach to risk management allows organisations to consider the potential impact of all types of risks upon … Continue reading “New Asset Risk and Resilience training course”
The heroic age of polar exploration is rightly named; epitomised by Amundsen and Scott racing to the South Pole in 1911 and later in 1914 the Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton that saw the loss of his ship, the Endurance, and subsequently the most enduring story of human heroism as he led all his … Continue reading “Breaking the ice: Conserving the Antarctic buildings”
Over half of the world’s population is living in cities at the moment and the numbers are expected to grow by an extra 2 billion people by 2050. The impacts of climate change, high resource demands, aging demographics, the growth of the middle class, the increase in obesity and diabetes, and other challenges, are all adding pressure onto our city … Continue reading “Urban resilience: A 12 Global Cities Analysis”
The global trend of urbanisation poses opportunities and challenges for city leaders. Rapidly growing cities will need to build infrastructure and services which support people to access jobs and education. Leading cities will provide a good quality of life to residents and achieve success in the global marketplace by creating resilient, sustainable and healthy urban … Continue reading “Growing Cities Sustainably”
BREEAM project teams are being challenged and upskilled to deliver and adapt a built environment fit for the climates of the future.
Find out more about the great work being supported by the BRE Trust at the BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering at Cardiff University. Current research ranges from BIM, energy modelling, water modelling to resilience. Click on a PhD project to find out more: 2035 Oil and Gas Infrastructure Pathways for Iraq, Kraidie 2050 Energy … Continue reading “Research at Cardiff”