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30 Sep 2016

SmartWaste, Mace and sustainability: An interview with Andrew Kinsey

Andrew Kinsey, Head of Sustainability for Construction at Mace since 2012, has been using SmartWaste for several years. He talked to us about his experiences with this tool and how it has benefited Mace’s construction processes. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what drew...
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Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) Winners Announcement!

In March, Travis Perkins launched the first ever Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) and we are so excited to tell you that the results are in! We were overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of responses both from internal and external applicants. With 109 fantastic...
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Boon Building Services and YellowJacket
14 Sep 2016

Helping improve health & safety through YellowJacket: Boon Building Services

Earlier this month, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin spoke to Bob Sherwood, SHEQ Manager for Boon Building Services, to find out more about their experience with BRE YellowJacket and how the tool helps their business. Find out more below:
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12 Sep 2016

3 reasons why positive health & safety observations help your business

When it comes to observations, most people’s reflex is to capture issues that need to be fixed, negative things noticed somewhere onsite – for instance combustible materials blocking escape routes. Obviously, reporting that kind of incident/observation is really helpful to...
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BRE YellowJacket Infographic
25 Aug 2016

124% increase in near miss reporting through YellowJacket app

It has been 2 years since YellowJacket launched its mobile app, Here’s the story:
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18 Aug 2016

5 ways YellowJacket can help you manage fire risks

Do you know your closest fire exit when you enter a building? General fire safety precautions include means of escape and fire alarms. In the construction industry however, strict measures are required due to the greater number of fire hazards present on site. The destructive...
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10 Aug 2016

How SMARTWaste helped Canary Wharf Contractors – the story

Recently, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin spoke to Callum Scott, CWCL Project Sustainability Manager for Canary Wharf Contractors, to find out more about their experience with BRE SMARTWaste. Callum explained what challenge they were facing and how SMARTWaste helps their business....
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28 Jul 2016

3 things you should know about SMARTWaste’s new reporting software release

Listening to customers’ feedback, the digital tools team has developed new reporting SMARTWaste features which will be added early in August 2016. This release is all about letting SMARTWaste users have access to the information they need, quickly and easily. We caught up with...
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14 Jul 2016

Study a University of Hertfordshire part time BA (Hons) Construction Management

This programme aims to provide the education and skills to enable employers to develop a suitably qualified workforce of construction site managers. Students will also be provided with a Professional Mentor to support them in the process of applying for CIOB professional...
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11 Jul 2016

BIM certification builds up business strength and industry recognition

Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE caught up with Prater Associate Director Stuart Whiting and BIM Coordinator Ed Arnold to hear about how achieving BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification has added to their business strength. How long have you been using BIM in your...
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