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Enhanced features announced for BRE’s leading construction site performance tool SmartSite

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New features will support users to achieve and demonstrate better site health, safety, environmental and quality performance

SmartSite is a suite of tools, developed by BRE, that enables construction sites to measure, collate, report and continuously improve their business level performance to make their sites safer, healthier, more sustainable and ultimately improve productivity. SmartSite brings together the highly acclaimed online tools SmartWaste and Yellow Jacket that have more than 20,000 global users, including Balfour Beatty, Brookfield, Crossrail, Heathrow, Kier, Lendlease, Mace, M&S and Whitbread.

SmartSite builds on the previous online iteration – whose industry impacts for its users include: £40m saved on environmental impacts; 14m tonnes of waste diverted from landfill; 100,000 observations of good practice achieved and 2,349 near-miss incidents reported. The tool will add new features that allow users to take ever greater control of their own inputs to generate outputs specific to their own business, safety, health, environmental and quality performance requirements.

The SmartSite tools measure the core KPIs of waste, energy consumption and transportation on construction sites, as well as related CO2 emissions, water use, timber procurement, health, safety, quality and process efficiency. Using SmartWaste alone has delivered average savings for customers of £12,000 per project on waste via landfill taxes and associated recovery costs tied into circular economy models.

Simon Cross, Director of SmartSite at BRE and Construction Sector Lead, says: “The new features – the KPI builder tool that enables the setting of one’s own KPIs, and the calculator application to measure CO2 impact – are a result of BRE listening to its customers’ requirements and responding accordingly. The new features will provide the dynamic tools that enable users to improve their business performance and increase their productivity at a time when small margins matter in a competitive marketplace.”

SmartSite’s single access, customer-centric software for better site safety, health, environmental and quality performance is:
• Easy to get started – out of the box software solutions delivered through a browser and/or mobile device
• The right fit for customers’ businesses – configurable to address the challenges faced and evolving needs
• Built with trusted BRE knowledge – innovative design based on more than 90 years’ research and experience
• Comprehensive support and training – implementation consultancy, online and classroom courses, and support helpdesk

Visit to view the platform and book a free demonstration. SmartSite will be profiled at Vision 2018, The Future of the Built Environment, 21-22 June, Business Design Centre, London.


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Notes to editors
SmartSite assists construction sites to improve site performance through information. Developed by specialists at BRE, SmartSite provides the tools, including SmartWaste and Yellow Jacket, construction requires to monitor and report on health, safety, process and environmental information. BRE SmartSite hub includes vital training, publications and industry-wide statistics to ensure the sector has all the information it needs, all in one place.

BRE is an international, multi-disciplinary, building science organisation with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure through research and knowledge generation, and their application. BRE employs over 600 people in the UK, China, India, the Middle East and the USA who are committed to building a better world together.

Our products, services, standards and qualifications are applied in over 80 countries enabling our customers to make a positive difference to the built environment. We are owned by a charity called the BRE Trust, which delivers one of the largest programmes of built environment education and research for the public good.