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17 Jun 2016

BIM certification paving the road to success

Paul Oakley, BIM Director at BRE caught up with Colin Williams, currently BIM Consultant at Fulcro, about his awarded BRE Global BIM Certificated Practitioner which demonstrates a BIM Level 2 competency. He explains how BIM is making a positive impact on his career, as well as...
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04 Apr 2016

Survey findings reveal industry views on the construction skills gaps

Industry needs to work harder to promote a professional & positive image The first Boardroom to Building Site survey was launched by BRE last month at Ecobuild, providing some stark reading in terms of the skills shortages which we discovered in key growth areas for the...
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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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