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10 May 2016

Spring-cleaning your working environment

You may have noticed recently that winter has gradually left us, while spring puts in an appearance. For lots of people, this means the beginning of an important activity:  spring-cleaning, a thorough cleaning of your desk, your home, your office – or even your construction site!...
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Online “step-by-step” guide to level 2 BIM

Construction firms confused by the recent BIM mandate can now use a free online guide to compliance with more than 100 supporting articles. In April 2016, Level 2 BIM became mandatory on centrally-procured public projects, with far-reaching implications for those involved....
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19 Apr 2016

Government mandate on BIM puts the UK ahead of the game in Europe

BRE recently hosted a European Network of Building Research Institutes (ENBRI) workshop on BIM, with representation from* Ireland, Poland, France, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Slovenia and Hungary.  It is no surprise that throughout Europe there is a desire to improve the...
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11 Apr 2016

It all starts here – SMARTWaste Version 2 release

Listening to customers and continuously developing our digital products to meet their needs is top of the list for the team behind SMARTWaste, and because of this, 2016 is a big year of development of the tool. Building on the existing modules within SMARTWaste, the team is...
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04 Apr 2016

Survey findings reveal industry views on the construction skills gaps

Industry needs to work harder to promote a professional & positive image The first Boardroom to Building Site survey was launched by BRE last month at Ecobuild, providing some stark reading in terms of the skills shortages which we discovered in key growth areas for the...
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31 Mar 2016

Setting a framework for responsible sourcing: BREEAM then, now and in the future

From the 1990’s in response to consumer concern over tropical forest population disturbance and wider deforestation, BREEAM began to encourage stakeholders to proactively mitigate associated risks.
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30 Mar 2016

The science behind cracks in buildings

Have you ever wondered why cracks occur? Often unsightly, anyone involved in owning, occupying, designing, constructing or maintaining buildings have dealt with buildings cracks. In most artefacts a crack indicates that the item has failed – or will do so shortly, no matter...
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24 Mar 2016

Building Information Management: Addressing the skills gap

A BRE Academy report launched at Ecobuild earlier in March has revealed that BIM and management skills, key to future development, are seen as lacking on a wider industry as well as an individual or organisational basis. This comes at a crucial time, only weeks away from...
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17 Mar 2016

BREEAM: A driver of mass market water and energy efficiency

For both water and energy, there are parallels that can be drawn between the ways in which BREEAM criteria has developed and resulting major changes to mass market practices and building regulations.
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10 Mar 2016

All the action from Day 3 of Ecobuild #skills

[View the story “All the action from Day 3 of Ecobuild” on Storify]
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