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BREEAM’s success founded on commitment to research and development

As a product of BRE, it comes as no surprise that independent research and sound scientific evidence are fundamental ingredients of the BREEAM standard.
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03 Aug 2016

Research on novel cements to reduce CO2 emissions

‘Concrete is likely to continue to be the primary volume construction material for most structural applications and its use is likely to grow in future. Portland cement (PC) and blended PCs are currently the only economic binders for concrete that can match the performance...
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26 Jul 2016

Royal Charter International Research Award

The BRE Trust, in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Constructors, would like to invite applicants for the Royal Charter International Research Award. We are seeking exceptional individuals from across the built environment sector to undertake an innovative, topical...
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19 Jul 2016

BRE Trust reports on latest built environment research

BRE Trust has published its annual review of some of the latest built environment research. Available online, the report outlines research projects and activities across areas ranging from infrastructure sustainability and resilience to occupant welleing and energy. Projects The...
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28 Apr 2016

Wireless Sensors in Conditioned Based Asset Management

The rate of development of information and communications technology (ICT), sensor technology and data processing systems is creating major opportunities for the development of new services and solutions in a wide range of industrial sectors.  In particular it provides the...
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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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05 Apr 2016

Urban health and sustainability for the built environment

Urban health is a growing research field combining disciplines across health, urban planning, geography and others to explore how the urban context effects health. As an urban planner attending the International Conference on Urban Health last weekend in San Francisco, I was...
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05 Apr 2016

It isn’t just Location Location Location that impacts the value of homes;

High quality sustainable homes are worth the investment according to two recent independent pieces of research.  According to research carried out by housebuilder Redrow, when choosing a home, more than a quarter of those surveyed were willing to pay at least a 6% premium for a...
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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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Calling all innovators and inventors!

  Do you have a great product idea or invention relevant to the construction industry? Or do you like puzzles and want to have a go at solving a problem identified within the industry? Travis Perkins plc has announced the first Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) opened for...
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