Engaging with environmental innovators – BRE Global’s ETV scheme

Although relatively new to Environmental Technology Verification (ETV), BRE Global has established a firm foundation in this area, working with a number of companies that are now nearly ready to field-test their new products. We asked John Holden of BRE Global about the company’s ETV scheme.   Q. Tell us about BRE Global and your areas … Continue reading “Engaging with environmental innovators – BRE Global’s ETV scheme”

BIM certification builds up business strength and industry recognition

Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE caught up with Prater Associate Director Stuart Whiting and BIM Coordinator Ed Arnold to hear about how achieving BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification has added to their business strength. How long have you been using BIM in your projects and what have been the main challenges so far? This would be … Continue reading “BIM certification builds up business strength and industry recognition”

McAvoy Group’s BIM journey is not driven by a market need, but by a vision to be market leaders

The first offsite modular firm to secure a BIM Level 2 certification, McAvoy’s Design Manager David Clark explains how the BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification  reinforces their position as a leading provider of construction services within the education, health, leisure/accommodation and commercial/infrastructure sectors. How long have you been using BIM in your projects and … Continue reading “McAvoy Group’s BIM journey is not driven by a market need, but by a vision to be market leaders”

Route map for low carbon concrete

Approximately 5% of the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by humans currently arise from cement production. As a consequence, there is commercial interest in developing low-carbon cements and related binders suitable for use ‘at scale’ in concrete production. One variety of these is known as ‘alkali-activated binders’ or ‘AA binders’. Alkali-activated binders and concretes … Continue reading “Route map for low carbon concrete”

The world feels far less secure today than it did only a few years ago but has this influenced security in the built environment?

Gavin Jones, Director of SABRE at BRE Global discusses his views. It’s true, there isn’t a day that goes by without the media reporting on terrorism on our streets or cyber-attacks targeted at our largest and most treasured institutions and companies. Terrorism by its very nature is highly visible and can make people feel very … Continue reading “The world feels far less secure today than it did only a few years ago but has this influenced security in the built environment?”

Comprehensive BIM certification for leading contractor

  Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE finds out how Willmott Dixon benefits from their three recent BIM certifications for Construction, Partnership Homes and Interiors. Garry Fannon, Richard Kelsey and Amador Caballero speak about BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification as a natural step in their company’s progression and BIM commitments towards their customers.    BIM Level 2 is government-driven, … Continue reading “Comprehensive BIM certification for leading contractor”

Mobility Scooter Fire Experiments

Lewisham Homes has partnered with the London Fire Brigade, BRE and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) to carry out tests to examine how effective residential sprinkler systems are on mobility scooter fires. Steve Kilden, Fire Safety Advisor for Lewisham Homes said: ‘A growing number of residents need to use mobility scooters.  Because of … Continue reading “Mobility Scooter Fire Experiments”

BRE introduces new test programme and guidance for low carbon cements

BRE is now offering testing services related to new performance standard PAS 8820, which has been developed for manufacturers, specifiers and designers of concrete containing alkali-activated cementitious material (ACCM*). Designed to encourage the use of AACMs in the construction industry because of their low carbon and improved fire resistance properties and resistance to chemicals and … Continue reading “BRE introduces new test programme and guidance for low carbon cements”

How secure is your building?

BRE’s Gavin Jones talks about the research that has gone into the new standard SABRE (Security Assurance by BRE). SABRE provides a framework that helps measure, understand and improve the security performance of facilities.    

BREEAM award winners

It’s always a great time of year, when the award winners are announced at EcoBuild.