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TARDIS and BIM
07 Apr 2017

Who Needs BIM Level 2 – Doctor Who?

With the newest series of Doctor Who on the horizon, I got to thinking about how the TARDIS – a time machine/space ship used by The Doctor and his companions (it’s a police box on the outside, but as big as a planet on the inside) is an amazing feat of design, engineering...
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BRE expert witness
21 Mar 2017

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...
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15 Nov 2016

SiteSmart conference and awards 2016

On Thursday last week (10th Nov), YellowJacket and SmartWaste users attended the very first SiteSmart conference and awards. This was a free event, and we were really pleased to welcome our users together to hear not only about development on our tools, but also from each other...
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18 Oct 2016

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...
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Boon Building Services and YellowJacket
14 Sep 2016

Helping improve health & safety through YellowJacket: Boon Building Services

Earlier this month, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin spoke to Bob Sherwood, SHEQ Manager for Boon Building Services, to find out more about their experience with BRE YellowJacket and how the tool helps their business. Find out more below:
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12 Sep 2016

3 reasons why positive health & safety observations help your business

When it comes to observations, most people’s reflex is to capture issues that need to be fixed, negative things noticed somewhere onsite – for instance combustible materials blocking escape routes. Obviously, reporting that kind of incident/observation is really helpful to...
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BRE YellowJacket Infographic
25 Aug 2016

124% increase in near miss reporting through YellowJacket app

It has been 2 years since YellowJacket launched its mobile app, Here’s the story:
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18 Aug 2016

5 ways YellowJacket can help you manage fire risks

Do you know your closest fire exit when you enter a building? General fire safety precautions include means of escape and fire alarms. In the construction industry however, strict measures are required due to the greater number of fire hazards present on site. The destructive...
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10 Aug 2016

How SMARTWaste helped Canary Wharf Contractors – the story

Recently, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin spoke to Callum Scott, CWCL Project Sustainability Manager for Canary Wharf Contractors, to find out more about their experience with BRE SMARTWaste. Callum explained what challenge they were facing and how SMARTWaste helps their business....
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28 Jul 2016

3 things you should know about SMARTWaste’s new reporting software release

Listening to customers’ feedback, the digital tools team has developed new reporting SMARTWaste features which will be added early in August 2016. This release is all about letting SMARTWaste users have access to the information they need, quickly and easily. We caught up with...
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