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28 Jan 2016

BIM business systems certification brings business benefits to BSD

BIM Manager of consulting engineers BSD Ellie Hayes talks to the BRE team about the UK-wide company’s recently awarded BRE BIM Business Systems Certification which demonstrates a company’s compliance with the requirements of BIM Level 2. She explains how BSD and its clients stand...
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BRE provides consumer guidance on solar storage

The BRE National Solar Centre launched a consumer guide for solar storage systems to compliment the technical guide for installers, that was also released today. Written in collaboration with Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC), the new guide aims to provide information on the...
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23 Oct 2015

Biomimicry and lots of robots – technology roundup from Technology4Change

Cactus inspired biomimicry could help solve water scarcity Researchers in Beijing have developed a prototype technology using artificial cactus spines to collect fog from the air. Read more on Materials Review. Drones and robots could create a self-repairing city Researchers at...
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07 Oct 2015

Smog Vacuums, 3D printing and glass-based paint – 4 of the best technology videos on the web

3D Printed Glass Team at MIT look at the potential for using 3D printing glass. The two chamber system appeared in the September edition of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing.   Glass paint to keep metal surfaces cool Researchers at John Hopkins University have...
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25 Sep 2015

From Bridges to Robots – The Facility’s Innovation Journey

In our latest innovation interview, supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network, we caught up with Oliver Schneider from innovation-led architectural practice The Facility. The Facility started in the early 1990s as a traditional architecture practice. Oliver’s passion for...
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25 Sep 2015

Innovation Learning from Skanska

In the latest in our series of innovator interviews, we caught up with Sam Stacey, Skanska’s Head of Innovation. Skanska is emerging as one of the UK’s most innovative main contractors. Sam joined Skanska in 2011 in a new role as Head of Innovation. Sam has responsibility for...
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25 Sep 2015

Construction Sector Potential for High Value Manufacturing Technologies

BRE coordinated a workshop with Innovate UK  and the Institute for Manufacturing a number of key areas were identified where High Value Manufacturing can help the UK construction sector achieve its vision for 2025. BRE Innovar coordinated a workshop with the Technology Strategy...
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07 Sep 2015

Friday Fives: 5 Considerations when using BIM internationally

After delivering our BIM International course in Dubai recently, we thought we’d share our top tips for using BIM across different countries. 1. The Devil is in the detail Level 2 in one country is not always the same as Level 2 in another – so do your homework first...
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