BRE announced as research and innovation partner for Ecobuild 2016

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For the third consecutive year BRE has been selected as the official research and innovation partner of Ecobuild  – the largest UK exhibition and conference for the construction and energy market, which takes place from 8-10 March at the Excel Centre in London.

The partnership will see BRE conduct a range of activities at the event including provision of content and speakers for the main conference as well as the CPD accredited learning hubs on Digital Building and the Infrastructure Revolution, powered by ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers).

Director of the BRE Academy Pauline Traetto will take the main stage on Day 3 – Next Generation to share the findings from a recently conducted ‘boardroom to building site’ skills survey. The results aim to give the sector a comprehensive picture of the UK’s construction skills gap from senior leaders to sub-contractors.

BRE’s Home Quality Mark (launched at last year’s event) will sponsor Day 1 focused on meeting the challenges around Housing, with Gwyn Roberts talking about next generation housing and how it will it perform. BIM@BRE (BRE’s training and certification programmes around BIM) are sponsors of Day 2 – Architecture.

Martin Hurn, Event Director of Ecobuild, said ‘BRE’s track record in driving positive change across the built environment through research and products, tools and standards provision make them the ideal research and innovation partner for Ecobuild. We are delighted to have them on board.”

BRE’s own exhibition stand (E3032, near entrance N1) will focus on our activities around BREEAM in its 25thanniversary year, the progress of the Home Quality Mark which was launched at last year’s show and is now in use on several developments. Experts will be on hand to discuss how organisations can start their BIM Level 2 journey as the Government’s first compliance milestone gets ever closer.

Ecobuild will also continue its sponsorship of the BREEAM awards dinner which takes place on the first evening of the event, at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square.

Miles Watkins, BRE Group Business Development Director said “We are delighted to be working with Ecobuild to deliver a knowledge rich event that will benefit all those working across the built environment at a time that couldn’t be more challenging for our sector.’

For further information about Ecobuild 2016 which takes place from 8th to 10th March at London’s ExCeL, please visit www.ecobuild.co.uk.

NOTES TO EDITOR

BRE:

We are a world leading building science centre and the authority on all aspects of the built environment. We generate new knowledge through research that is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment. We enable our government and private sector clients to meet the environmental, social and economic challenges they face by delivering higher performing, better quality, safer, more secure and more sustainable products homes, buildings and communities. We are owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity, which funds research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment.  We are committed to building a better world together. We are BRE. www.bre.co.uk

Ecobuild:

Ecobuild is the leading exhibition and conference for the UK construction and energy market, attracting over 40,000 industry professionals from across the whole supply chain. The 2016 event will see an evolved proposition for the event to focus on areas of industry growth and market priorities such as housing, infrastructure, next generation innovation, technology and people.

For Ecobuild, sustainability extends to the show and once again Ecobuild and UK-GBC will join forces with the Sustainable Stand Awards to recognise the sustainability achievements of space only exhibitors.

As an event Ecobuild achieved ISO20121 Sustainable Event Management accreditation in 2014 and continues to work hard to reduce the environmental impact of the show. Ecobuild also aims to increase the positive impact on communities through its partnership with industry charity CRASH who work with the industry to create places that care for people thus making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable, homeless people and those young and old with life-limiting illnesses. www.ecobuild.co.uk