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12 May 2017

Specifying Innovative & Sustainable Systems

Collaboration was the order of the day at the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group Meeting on Specifying Innovative and Sustainable Systems.  The workshop, delivered in partnership with the Innovation Gateway and hosted at the BRE Innovation Park, looked at how...
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21 Mar 2017

5 things you may not know BRE can help you with

Having been around for over 90 years and being at the forefront of the built environment, BRE gets involved in a lot of areas. You may well know of our world leading testing facilities, where we test products and materials against the elements – or perhaps you are aware of the...
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21 Nov 2016

New models for our new world order

‘Our recent Brexit experience in the UK and Trump experience in the US reminds us that unexpected changes in political and economic models are set to have a huge impact on our lives. The same is true of unexpected change or innovation in business models. All around us are...
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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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07 Jul 2016

Security and Fire Engineering Masterclass

On the 7th September, at BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig, BB7 and BRE Scotland will be holding a Masterclass giving an insight into the latest joined up thinking in resilience strategy. Experts will deliver sessions discussing innovative solutions to mitigate risk through...
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Make Buildings Better – Ideas competition

Designing Buildings Wiki and BSRIA have launched a ‘Make Buildings Better’ competition, looking for fresh, innovative ideas to improve the performance of buildings in use. It’s very quick to enter, they want short answers, not long essays. The winner will receive £500 worth...
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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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The Travis Perkins Innovation Awards are still open for entries!

Have you ever said, ‘What Travis Perkins really ought to sell is XYZ’? We know many of you will have great new product ideas or like solving problems, so why not get in touch. Travis Perkins plc has announced that the first Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA)...
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22 Mar 2016

Call for smart tech to map London’s underground assets

Launched by BRE  in partnership with the Mayor of London on Friday, the competition aims to help the capital’s major infrastructure providers gain a shared understanding of the location and state of their underground assets. Winners will earn the opportunity to pitch their...
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10 Mar 2016

BREEAM award winners

It's always a great time of year, when the award winners are announced at EcoBuild.
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