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12 Jul 2016

Climate change risks and how HQM can help

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
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29 Jun 2016

New Asset Risk and Resilience training course

Risk is inherent in everything we do and uncertainties need to be managed. Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the fundamental need to manage risk as a major part of their management and future business strategies. An enterprise-wide approach to risk management...
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08 Apr 2016

Breaking the ice: Conserving the Antarctic buildings

The heroic age of polar exploration is rightly named; epitomised by Amundsen and Scott racing to the South Pole in 1911 and later in 1914 the Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton that saw the loss of his ship, the Endurance, and subsequently the most enduring story...
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15 Feb 2016

Urban resilience: A 12 Global Cities Analysis

Over half of the world’s population is living in cities at the moment and the numbers are expected to grow by an extra 2 billion people by 2050. The impacts of climate change, high resource demands, aging demographics, the growth of the middle class, the increase in obesity and...
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05 Feb 2016

Growing Cities Sustainably

The global trend of urbanisation poses opportunities and challenges for city leaders. Rapidly growing cities will need to build infrastructure and services which support people to access jobs and education. Leading cities will provide a good quality of life to residents and...
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04 Feb 2016

BREEAM: Creating resilience against climate change

BREEAM project teams are being challenged and upskilled to deliver and adapt a built environment fit for the climates of the future.
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25 Jan 2016

Research at Cardiff

Find out more about the great work being supported by the BRE Trust at the BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering at Cardiff University. Current research ranges from BIM, energy modelling, water modelling to resilience. Click on a PhD project to find out more: 2035 Oil and...
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07 Dec 2015

Further flooding shows importance of BRE Trust Flood Resilient Repair Project

Sadly, its has not taken long for flooding to return to the UK.  Following the winter of 2013/14, which saw saw some of the worst floods in living memory in different parts of the country, already the winter of 2015/16 looks set to break the records.  It has certainly not started...
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20 Oct 2015

The Hive: Facility to test resilience of sustainable materials

The Hive aims to answer some of the fundamental questions affecting the resilience and performance of sustainable materials.  The research facility opened in September 2014 on land leased from the Science Museum and funding from EPSRC. Video Interview with Dr Mike Lawrence from...
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12 Oct 2015

Developing resilience to natural disasters

How do those responding to the world’s growing number of natural disasters ensure that the affected communities have viable futures after the relief workers have gone home?
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