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BRE’s BIM certification scheme amongst the first to achieve UKAS accreditation

Building Research Establishment (BRE), the world-leading building science centre, has today announced that its “ISO 19650-2:2018 Information Management Certification for Businesses using BIM” scheme, which is used by organisations across the world, has received accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

BRE responds to Chancellor’s Spring statement

Following the Chancellor’s Spring statement, BRE’s CEO Gillian Charlesworth commented: “Measures to support households through the cost-of-living crisis are welcome.”

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BRE report finds poor housing is costing NHS £1.4bn a year

BRE report – ‘The Cost of Poor Housing in England’ – quantifies the cost burden to the NHS caused by hazards arising from poor quality homes in England Findings reveal that 2.6 million homes in England – 11% of the country’s housing stock – are categorised as ‘poor quality’ and therefore hazardous to occupants Most … Continue reading “BRE report finds poor housing is costing NHS £1.4bn a year”

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BRE and Design in Mental Health Network launch world-first testing scheme

As the UK marks Mental Health Awareness Week, BRE and the Design in Mental Health Network (DIMHN) have launched a world-first testing scheme for construction products used in mental health care facilities has launched today, offering vulnerable patients more protection from self-harm and better environments more conducive to recovery. The scheme offers comprehensive testing guidance … Continue reading “BRE and Design in Mental Health Network launch world-first testing scheme”

BRE helps to launch Home of 2030 competition to address the grand challenges of future housing needs

A government-sponsored competition is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to two Grand Challenges affecting future housing need: an ageing society and clean growth. The competition will be run by a consortium led by BRE, with partners, Design Council and MOBIE. Home of … Continue reading “BRE helps to launch Home of 2030 competition to address the grand challenges of future housing needs”