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06 Oct 2017

BRE rallies sector to act collaboratively now to deliver the Construction 2025 strategy

Construction 2025 is the joint strategy from government and industry for the future of the UK construction sector. Construction 2025 sets out challenging industry targets that include: 50% reduction in trade gap; 33% lower costs; 50% lower emissions; 50% faster delivery. BRE, in...
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24 May 2017

Spreadsheets – A waste data time sink

In a recent blog the comparative benefits of using software tools specifically designed for construction industry data collection instead of a standard spreadsheet were highlighted. It was immediately evident that software tools provide greater security, precision, support and...
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11 May 2017

Responsibility for environmental irresponsibility

For many industries, organisations and businesses, waste and environmental impact is a necessary by-product of the various activities undertaken. Under the 1990 Environmental Protection Act it is a business’s own responsibility to ensure the proper disposal of any waste produced....
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27 Apr 2017

Interview: Updates to the YellowJacket User Experience

With YellowJacket Release 11 round the corner we spoke to Stuart Pattinson, our YellowJacket Customer Service representative, to get his thoughts on the changes soon to come to the tool and its users. This release focuses around improving the existing processes and user...
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07 Apr 2017

Bespoke versus Off-the-shelf Data Software

Environmental data management’s main functionality and use comes from being able to collect a large amount of data throughout business operations. Data can then be compared with key performance indicators and analysed for improvement. Finding a software that allows a business to...
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15 Nov 2016

SiteSmart conference and awards 2016

On Thursday last week (10th Nov), YellowJacket and SmartWaste users attended the very first SiteSmart conference and awards. This was a free event, and we were really pleased to welcome our users together to hear not only about development on our tools, but also from each other...
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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...
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31 Oct 2016

Introducing SiteSmart – The Smart Information and Data Hub

Wednesday 26th October saw the launch of BRE’s new resource hub for the smart construction professional – SiteSmart. This centralised hub unites our current software tools, SmartWaste and Yellow Jacket, in addition to providing a platform for relevant construction industry...
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