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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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11 Jul 2016

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...
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08 Jul 2016

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,...
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28 Jun 2016

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 System...
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19 May 2016

The Zero Bills Home, the house of the future?

One of the newest builds on the BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford, the Zero Bills Home, was launched earlier this year. It is the brainchild of zero carbon pioneer Bill Dunster, the founder of ZedFactory and creator of one of the first low carbon developments in the UK, the...
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30 Mar 2016

The science behind cracks in buildings

Have you ever wondered why cracks occur? Often unsightly, anyone involved in owning, occupying, designing, constructing or maintaining buildings have dealt with buildings cracks. In most artefacts a crack indicates that the item has failed – or will do so shortly, no matter...
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