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17 Sep 2015

Connected cities start with connected homes

We met with Will Lloyd to discuss the work BRE is doing to discuss the research that BRE’s electronic security systems team is doing to on the relationship between building materials and structures and the performance of electronic systems in those buildings. “On the one hand we...
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17 Sep 2015

3D printed Cool Bricks

In a very modern take on an ancient cooling technique, Cool Bricks are 3D printed porous ceramic bricks that interlock together forming a 3D lattice effect.  The porous material absorbs water, which is released as the warm air from outside passes through the lattice, with the...
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17 Sep 2015

Dutch Windmill to transform the Rotterdam skyline

Rising 174 metres from the sea the Dutch Windwheel will be an icon for design and technological innovation.   The building will incorporate two 3d rings constructed from steel and glass housing restaurants, a hotel, apartments and commercial property.  The outer ring will be...
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17 Sep 2015

BIM’s silo mentality

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s great maritime hubs and home to Maersk, the world’s biggest container shipping company. Even so, the Danish capital’s historic port area known as the Inner North Harbour (Indre Nordhavn) is being transformed into a new waterfront district known as...
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