default-logo
BRE Buzz

Discover, learn and share your thoughts

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...
Read More
17 Jan 2017

Improving C&D waste data

“UK waste data needs improving” – say BRE specialists Specialists in construction and demolition (C&D) waste at BRE, have recently completed a study to assess the shape of information regarding C&D waste in the UK. This is part of the work the BRE Trust is doing to help...
Read More
24 Nov 2016

See all the action from On Your Marks, Set, Build the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference

[View the story “All the twitter action from the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference” on Storify]
Read More
23 Nov 2016

Moving up the waste hierarchy – European Week for Waste Reduction

This week it is the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR); an initiative aiming to raise awareness regarding sustainable resourcing and waste management within private and public sectors as well as the general public. One of the core messages of the EWWR awareness week are the...
Read More
08 Nov 2016

SmartWaste Version 3 Update: What’s What?

As part of our continuing development and improvement of our SmartWaste digital tool under the new SiteSmart brand, the version 3 update brings our users new modules and increased capabilities in reporting and presenting data. The launch of this new release will further the...
Read More
26 Oct 2016

RWM – Waste Data Opportunities

The Resource Waste Management (RWM) event, which took place in September, is a unique event covering all aspects of waste management. The event not only provided a platform for networking and showcasing management tools but also hosted expert talks and panel discussions on...
Read More
24 Oct 2016

There is No BIM Like Home

Hello BIMfans, Last year on the 10th of October I went through the biggest milestones of my life (so far!) the fiancée and I got the keys to our first house.  However, once the initial excitement wore off I was actually stunned at how archaic the whole process is. We had bought...
Read More
19 Oct 2016

Delivering Sustainability Digitally

On 4th October the Constructing Excellence theme groups on Digital Construction and Sustainability got together at the Turner & Townsend London offices to look at Delivering Sustainability Digitally.  Chaired by Paul Toyne the session explored how digital technologies and...
Read More
06 Oct 2016

The Power of Data to Stop Waste

Our own James Farrell recently spoke at the Major Infrastructure Resource Optimisation Group (MI-ROG); a group comprising of a range of infrastructure clients with on common purpose: “to avoid wasting valuable resources and to work with supply chains to embed this approach...
Read More
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...
Read More
12