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23 Sep 2016

Top 10 Tips for Collaborative Working

The Constructing Excellence Collaborative Working Champions have outlined the top 10 most important issues that define collaborative working and make it work, in terms of delivering superior outcomes for clients, suppliers and stakeholders. Encourage the culture, and reward the...
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16 Sep 2016

10 ways to kill off collaborative working

Excellent set of tips from the Constructing Excellence Collaborative Working Champions.  The group have been looking at the things people do that either act as a break on Collaborative Working or stop Collaborative Working dead in its tracks before it has a chance to get...
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12 Sep 2016

Delivering built asset operational excellence – Insight and tips from construction clients and supply chains

Report from the Constructing Excellence Asset Management group summarises an approach to delivering more value during the operational phase of buildings.  It is based on lessons learnt, insights and tips shared by major construction clients and CE members with the CE Asset...
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03 Aug 2016

Research on novel cements to reduce CO2 emissions

‘Concrete is likely to continue to be the primary volume construction material for most structural applications and its use is likely to grow in future. Portland cement (PC) and blended PCs are currently the only economic binders for concrete that can match the performance...
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19 Jul 2016

BRE Trust reports on latest built environment research

BRE Trust has published its annual review of some of the latest built environment research. Available online, the report outlines research projects and activities across areas ranging from infrastructure sustainability and resilience to occupant welleing and energy. Projects The...
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18 Jul 2016

Unlocking the power of data with BRE Datalabs

BRE Datalabs is a BRE Trust-funded initiative to explore and test the potential for unlocking and exploiting the rich data BRE holds on buildings, certifications and testing, and how best to publish and serve this data for use through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and...
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14 Jul 2016

Study a University of Hertfordshire part time BA (Hons) Construction Management

This programme aims to provide the education and skills to enable employers to develop a suitably qualified workforce of construction site managers. Students will also be provided with a Professional Mentor to support them in the process of applying for CIOB professional...
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06 Jul 2016

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...
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04 Jul 2016

Shaping Cities, La Biennale di Venezia, 2016

The Urban Age “Shaping Cities” conference (July 14-15) is jointly organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. It will be integrated with the 15th International Architecture Exhibition –...
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07 Jun 2016

Launching a career with a BRE Trust Studentship

Dr Shamir Ghumra, BRE’s Head of Responsible Sourcing discusses how a PhD studentship from the BRE Trust has helped develop his career.
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