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01 Jun 2017

BRE Academy and CITB launch new ‘BIM for Site Managers’ online training

A new online training course, BIM for Site Managers, has been launched by BRE Academy and the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board ) to equip site managers with a solid grounding in BIM (Building Information Modelling). BIM is rapidly changing the way that people work and...
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London construction
30 May 2017

The burning issues: productivity in the construction industry

Join Constructing Excellence and BRE Academy to discuss the burning issues of productivity and efficiency and how they can be improved Held at Olympia in London, immediately before Day 2 of Vision 2017 (8:30am – 10:30am), this free breakfast briefing will form the basis for wider...
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Productivity in construction
22 May 2017

Productivity in construction: Free breakfast briefing

Want to have your say on productivity in construction? In an industry where often 50% of time on construction sites is wasted time, due to common issues such as over-ordering stock, skills shortages, delivery waiting times and more – now is the time to address the topic of...
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19 May 2017

When a Craic is no fun at all…

No laughing matter On putting together this blog I found out that the word ‘Craic’ (pronounced ‘crack’) is not actually Irish. It is a Scottish/Northern English word which means ‘having a laugh’. Crack also has other meanings, but I’ll...
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19 May 2017

BIM at Clerkenwell Design Week

On the 23rd May, Sean McCormick, Senior BIM Consultant for BRE will be speaking at Clerkenwell Design Week, where visitors will hear first hand about technology and the digital world are helping the construction industry to grow forwards. Sean will talk through several elements,...
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TARDIS and BIM
07 Apr 2017

Who Needs BIM Level 2 – Doctor Who?

With the newest series of Doctor Who on the horizon, I got to thinking about how the TARDIS – a time machine/space ship used by The Doctor and his companions (it’s a police box on the outside, but as big as a planet on the inside) is an amazing feat of design, engineering...
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06 Dec 2016

The insurance market has failed to keep pace with the construction sector – it’s time to improve collaboration

Key players in the construction sector recently met with leading construction insurers to discuss current trends and debate the future outlook for their industries. The meeting of minds was organised following a discussion between Lucas Fettes & Partners and Constructing...
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14 Nov 2016

Inspire a generation

‘We British are natural born pessimists. After some initial euphoria on winning the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games in 2005, the “British Disease” kicked in and we reverted to type. “Waste of money”, “it will be late”, “it will be rubbish like the Millennium Dome” etc....
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11 Nov 2016

The value of BREEAM in the commercial building sector

This briefing paper highlights the additional value of BREEAM certifications, focusing on the non-domestic building sector.
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10 Oct 2016

My Construction Role Model: The teacher that inspired me

I knew I was interested in working in the environmental sector since the end of my time at school, however my decision for this was confirmed while at sixth form. It was an area I felt had some of the greatest threats of the 21st century posed against it with the impact of...
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