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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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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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