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06 Oct 2017

BRE rallies sector to act collaboratively now to deliver the Construction 2025 strategy

Construction 2025 is the joint strategy from government and industry for the future of the UK construction sector. Construction 2025 sets out challenging industry targets that include: 50% reduction in trade gap; 33% lower costs; 50% lower emissions; 50% faster delivery. BRE, in...
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05 Oct 2017

White Collar Factory: an inspiring BREEAM Outstanding building

On the south-west corner of Old Street roundabout, London, White Collar Factory is a 16 storey office tower, part of the new Old Street Yard campus.
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30 Jun 2017

Multi-purpose KODA arrives on the BRE Innovation Park

Award-winning Estonian developer Kodasema is launching its revolutionary KODA house to the UK on the BRE Innovation Park. KODA aims to shake up the UK and international property markets by providing a multi-purpose self-build structure that can be used as a city centre home, a...
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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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