We manage a range of networks designed to give construction professionals access to the latest information, guidance and research results in their areas of work, along with opportunities to develop valuable professional contacts.
The areas of interest covered by these networks include construction innovation, responsible sourcing, performance improvement and social housing. For details of the individual networks, and how you can join and benefit from them, please see below.
APRES is the Action Programme on Responsible and Ethical Sourcing. It is a network of industry and academic partners, open to members from all relevant organisations, committed to embedding responsible sourcing in the construction industry.
APRES acts as a centre for sharing knowledge and disseminating responsible and ethical sourcing practices, forging new research ideas and relationships, and providing advice directly to industry. For full details please visit the APRES website.
BRHG – Building Research Housing Group
Open to all social housing providers, the BRHG has become the largest group of innovative social housing providers since its launch in 1992. The BRHG’s aim is to enable its members to share and learn from all organisations active in social housing.
BRHG members are responsible for thousands of homes and spend millions on their maintenance, management and development. The proactive Steering Committee, elected by the membership, directs its activities which are co-ordinated by the BRE secretariat. For full details please visit the BRHG website.
Constructing Excellence (CE) is a membership-led organisation that aims to improve industry performance in the UK and international built environment sector. The members come from all parts of the sector and its supply chain, from clients to manufacturers.
CE is a not-for-profit organisation providing a unique bridge between industry, clients, government and the research community. BRE provides strategic and membership support for CE while also acting as the main delivery partner. For full details visit the Constructing Excellence website.
Innovation Parks Network
This network began with BRE’s Innovation Park at our head office site in Watford. It is a ‘village’ of demonstration homes and other buildings where the latest in sustainable construction techniques, technologies, materials and products developed by industry partners, are tested and showcased at full scale.
This model has since been used to develop a network of innovation parks, with facilities in Scotland and China and further parks being developed in Brazil and Canada, giving the network an increasingly broad global reach. For full details please visit the Innovation Park website, and see the video below on how your innovations can be presented to a worldwide audience.
Showcase your innovations to the world
The BRE Innovation Park network gives you the opportunity to showcase your innovative products and building systems to a world wide audience. Visitors to our Innovation Park in Watford, for example, have included Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and HRH The Prince of Wales.
Call us on 0333 321 88 11 if you would like to know more about these networks – or email firstname.lastname@example.org.