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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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04 Apr 2016

YellowJacket software update version 9.1

For the first time ever, users can configure the tool to suit their needs Users of health and safety reporting tool BRE YellowJacket, will gain a subtle but vastly important update to the software next week, with the tool being down for this maintenance over the coming weekend....
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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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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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How do you know if your solar PV system is performing well?

This is a question that we get asked regularly at the NSC and a surprisingly high percentage of owners either do not check, or have any way of knowing, how their solar PV system is performing. The majority of system owners invest in solar PV for financial reasons and...
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02 Feb 2016

We are BRE

How much do you know about BRE? Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, government or real estate, you have most likely come across either our research, products, services, standards or qualifications in the UK and internationally.  As like any complex organisation, we...
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29 Jan 2016

The BIM Explainer

Not long ago I read and really liked Randall Monroe’s Book Thing Explainer, and for years I have read his page. It was interesting because it explained things only using the most used ten hundred words; so I have done the same by writing this piece about Building Information...
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