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11 Dec 2015

Success for the BRE Apprenticeship scheme

In October 2014 Aaron Glazebrook joined the BRE’s apprenticeship scheme. This week he has become the first on our scheme to complete the Administration Apprenticeship and he has achieved this four months early. He completed his apprenticeship whilst working in the BRE...
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17 Nov 2015

BREEAM Domestic Refurb goes online

As the BRE Academy continues to look at new ways to bring its training to a wider audience, the latest addition to the e-learning portfolio is BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment, which now sits alongside the already online An introduction to BREEAM, BREEAM Masterclass for Designers...
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11 Nov 2015

Radon – statistics you should know about

Below are several useful infographics about Radon you can download and share to spread the word of #UKRadonWeek 2015! PDF downloads of these infographics are available here:   ukraw-radon-when-buying-a-home ukraw-radon-in-workplaces ukraw-radon-in-new-buildings...
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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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30 Oct 2015

5 benefits of attending our FREE leadership & management event

The BRE Academy is working with experts in industry and leadership and management to develop training programmes designed to support both individuals and organisations. The 10th of November will see professionals from the construction, architecture, engineering and environmental...
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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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09 Oct 2015

Closing the skills gap – how important is it for future construction?

For those of us who spent time at UK Construction Week recently the answer is a resounding ‘very’. Several seminar sessions explored the issues including ‘The Skills Debate – Moving words into action’, ‘Retaining and attracting talent in the UK Construction sector...
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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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07 Oct 2015

Measuring the ‘boardroom to building site’ skills gap

‘Director of the BRE Academy Pauline Traetto shared her views at UK Construction Week today about the need to evaluate the construction industry’s skills at all levels in response to a convergence of challenges currently hitting the sector and forcing it to change the...
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