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28 Sep 2015

Visual alarm devices – their effectiveness in warning of fire

How effective are Xenon and LED VADs? The effectiveness of Xenon and LED visual alarm devices (VADs), used to warn deaf and hard of hearing people of fire, has been investigated in a recently completed research project. The purpose of this research project was to compare the...
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25 Sep 2015

The impact of built environment on wellbeing

Research competition by BRE & UBM highlights the many ways in which our built environment shapes our health and wellbeing. Investigating the intrinsic link between physical environment and social outcomes is a growing research theme in building science. There are many...
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20 Sep 2015

The effect of longitudinal ventilation on tenability during egress from passenger trains in tunnels during fire emergencies

“The effect of longitudinal ventilation on tenability during egress from passenger trains in tunnels during fire emergencies.” Presentation by Dr Ricky Carvel from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh at the 16th International...
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20 Sep 2015

Research to improve well-being of building occupants

The BRE Centre for Innovative Materials at the University of Bath is leading a European consortium of 18 project partners, including BRE on the ECO-SEE Project “The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern...
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18 Sep 2015

Ever wanted to find out more about the work of the BRE Trust?

A recent interview with BRE’s Group Research Director Deborah Pullen, looks at the work of the BRE Trust, its major achievements to date, its future focus and how to get involved in its programme of activities.  
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20 Jul 2015

Understanding how wildland fires spread and qualifying their impact

Professor Albert Simeoni, Former BRE Research Chair of Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh talks of his forthcoming presentation: Understanding how wildland fires spread and qualifying their impact.
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