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24 Mar 2016

Building Information Management: Addressing the skills gap

A BRE Academy report launched at Ecobuild earlier in March has revealed that BIM and management skills, key to future development, are seen as lacking on a wider industry as well as an individual or organisational basis. This comes at a crucial time, only weeks away from...
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10 Mar 2016

All the action from Day 3 of Ecobuild #skills

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02 Feb 2016

We are BRE

How much do you know about BRE? Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, government or real estate, you have most likely come across either our research, products, services, standards or qualifications in the UK and internationally.  As like any complex organisation, we...
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09 Nov 2015

5 Things you may not know about Radon

Did you know this week is UK Radon Week? The BRE Academy, along with Public Health England and the UK Radon Association is supporting this campaign to raise awareness of radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer. But do you know what radon is? And how it can affect you? Read...
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02 Nov 2015

Boardroom to Building site survey launched – Win an Apple Watch!

You may have read our previous blogs about this survey being launched by the BRE Academy (if not, then have a read: ‘Measuring the Boardroom to Building Site skills gap‘ and ‘Closing the skills gap: how important is it for future construction‘ , and we can...
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28 Oct 2015

Air Tightness: 5 reasons you should know more

We spoke to one of our technical trainers about air tightness in buildings – and here’s what you should know… Achieving a reasonable level of airtightness in new buildings is a mandatory requirement of Building Regulations Part L; and in addition, excessive air...
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08 Oct 2015

The Great British BIM Off

It’s not often that baking and construction are compared, but that just what our BIM training manager, Dan has done. Whilst watching the Great British Bake Off last night, he found himself thinking about how similar baking can be to working with BIM. He took to his LinkedIn...
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05 Oct 2015

5 updates to key ISO standards in 2015

International standards provide essential baseline requirements to ensure that businesses can trade with ensured quality, safety and efficiency, both nationally and internationally. The International Organisation for Standards (ISO), an independent organisation composed of...
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02 Oct 2015

5 BREEAM training courses you should know more about

1. One Day BREEAM awareness course If you are currently working with BREEAM or considering its use for a future development, we would strongly recommend this course for you. This is the perfect course to come and meet other professionals looking to use the BREEAM schemes and take...
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02 Oct 2015

5 things you can do NOW to make sure you are #BIMready

We thought we would offer our thoughts on what you can be doing now to prepare for BIM and be ahead of the crowd in this new digital world. 1. Do your homework – make sure you know what BIM really is and what it means for you, your company and your clients. Online research,...
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