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13 Nov 2017

New Special Interest Group to enhance security in the built environment

To help drive better security in the built environment, a new Special Interest Group has been launched by building science centre, BRE, in partnership with the Security Institute – the UK’s largest professional membership body for security professionals. “Rightly so, security is...
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10 Jul 2017

World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature

A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants BRE has launched The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on...
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30 Jun 2017

Multi-purpose KODA arrives on the BRE Innovation Park

Award-winning Estonian developer Kodasema is launching its revolutionary KODA house to the UK on the BRE Innovation Park. KODA aims to shake up the UK and international property markets by providing a multi-purpose self-build structure that can be used as a city centre home, a...
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01 Jun 2017

Admiral Insurance and Currie & Brown engage with BRE on QUANTUM project

BRE is working with two of the world’s leading companies as research continues in “QUANTUM” – a four year, pan European project which aims to help close the gap between predicted performance and actual delivered performance in buildings, whilst maintaining comfort for occupants...
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01 Jun 2017

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...
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14 Dec 2016

Generation rent vs generation mortgage? There might be a solution…

A recent report from UBS Wealth Management’s “Bubble index” looking at the state of the property markets has found that London has the second most over-valued property market of any major city around the world. At the same time, official figures from the Office for...
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01 Nov 2016

Catch all the action from UK Construction Week #brelive

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24 Oct 2016

Flood resilience standards, certification and skills – have your say

In 2015, Defra brought together key business interests in a ‘Roundtable’ and challenged to bring about significant change in flood resilience. This resulted in the Property Flood Resilience Action Plan, which sets a path for addressing the major barriers to people being able to...
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20 Oct 2016

Better projects, better processes, happier clients, says BIM certified McBains Cooper

McBains Cooper received their BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification earlier this year and Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE caught up with Director Mark Leeson and BIM Manager Montana Yeomans to find out how this has been reinforcing their existing way of working. How...
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17 Oct 2016

Meet Bria. She helps create sustainable sheltering in the humanitarian sector

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.
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