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17 Jun 2016

BIM certification paving the road to success

Paul Oakley, BIM Director at BRE caught up with Colin Williams, currently BIM Consultant at Fulcro, about his awarded BRE Global BIM Certificated Practitioner which demonstrates a BIM Level 2 competency. He explains how BIM is making a positive impact on his career, as well as...
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Canary Wharf Contractors
25 May 2016

“Credible data driving environmental performance improvements”

SMARTWaste Case Study Interview: Canary Wharf Contractors Limited Earlier this month, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin sat with Callum Scott, Project Sustainability Manager for Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, (CWCL) the construction arm of the Canary Wharf Group, to find out more...
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16 May 2016

Materials for 3D Printing Using Drones – PhD Opportunity

This exciting PhD studentship will develop materials specifically for 3D printing civil engineering structures using autonomous drones.  Based at the University of Bath the candidate will form part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Imperial College London and...
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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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