Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK

With major flooding events badly affecting the UK during the winters of both 2013/14 and 2015/16, the threat of being flooded has been a major cause of concern for both householders and business owners all around the country. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) produced an article showing that while the 2013/14 flooding resulted in … Continue reading “Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK”

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”

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”

BRE @ Digital Construction Week

You might have seen that BRE is partnering with Digital Construction Week (taking place next week, 26 & 27 October 2016), championing the event as Digital Knowledge Partner and fielding three expert speakers. ‘BRE is committed to helping the built environment sector benefit from the use of digital technologies and rich data enabled products and services’, these … Continue reading “BRE @ Digital Construction Week”

Digital tool training: maximising user knowledge

Digital tools, such as BRE’s SmartWaste and YellowJacket software tools, have created huge possibilities in terms of project management, efficiency and data collection for construction professionals. SmartWaste helps companies through environmental monitoring and data interpretation across the entire supply chain, and YellowJacket through improving health, safety and well-being in order to maximise savings on time, … Continue reading “Digital tool training: maximising user knowledge”