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05 Oct 2015

5 updates to key ISO standards in 2015

International standards provide essential baseline requirements to ensure that businesses can trade with ensured quality, safety and efficiency, both nationally and internationally. The International Organisation for Standards (ISO), an independent organisation composed of...
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02 Oct 2015

5 things you can do NOW to make sure you are #BIMready

We thought we would offer our thoughts on what you can be doing now to prepare for BIM and be ahead of the crowd in this new digital world. 1. Do your homework – make sure you know what BIM really is and what it means for you, your company and your clients. Online research,...
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28 Sep 2015

5 things you might not know about….Passivhaus

We thought we would share 5 things you might not know about this standard. The Passivhaus Standard is the fastest growing low energy standard in Europe Over 30,000 buildings have been realised so far Passivhaus buildings have a high level of indoor air quality – roughly...
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20 Sep 2015

Home Quality Mark HQM – 5 things you need to know

During Summer, the BRE Academy launched training on the Home Quality Mark – the new national standard. To celebrate this, we thought we’d share 5 things you probably should know about this standard – and why you should think about becoming a HQM assessor. HQM gives...
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12 Sep 2015

5 things you might not know about BREEAM In-Use

BREEAM In-Use (BIU) is designed to help building managers and owners reduce the running costs and improve the environmental performance of existing buildings. The scheme uses an assessment tool that can be completed by building managers and owners to self-assess their buildings....
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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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27 Aug 2015

Discussion Topic: Why train staff if they leave?

An article originally posted on LinkedIn, our Business Development Manager, Laura discusses the importance of developing staff – even if they leave. So: An MD asks his FD – why pay to train staff if they end up leaving us? Good question, but ask yourself this –...
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14 Aug 2015

What you need to know…Fire Door Safety

A correctly installed fire door remains fundamental to most fire safety strategies in buildings, despite overall technological advances in building fire safety. The Regulations… Changes in regulations regarding fire safety came into force in 2006 following the Regulatory Reform...
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04 Aug 2015

5 Questions for coaching your team to improve sales, reduce costs & deliver results

It’s important to us that the leaders of tomorrow are both well-versed in their technical knowledge, but also in leadership and management skills – able to get the best out of their teams for success. With that in mind, here are our Top 5 questions that you (or a team...
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09 Jul 2015

Lighting: 5 Reasons for you to Upskill

Lighting is a critical subject area in supporting the sustainability agenda. As such, here are our Top Five reasons why it is important to upskill knowledge of sustainable lighting. 2015 is the UN Year of Light – raising global awareness about light-based technologies promoting...
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