BRE @ Digital Construction Week

You might have seen that BRE is partnering with Digital Construction Week (taking place next week, 26 & 27 October 2016), championing the event as Digital Knowledge Partner and fielding three expert speakers. ‘BRE is committed to helping the built environment sector benefit from the use of digital technologies and rich data enabled products and services’, these … Continue reading “BRE @ Digital Construction Week”

Inspiring sustainability: a short story

Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) are Britain’s entry in the America’s Cup, competitive sailing’s biggest prize and the oldest trophy in any international sport.

BIM certification builds up business strength and industry recognition

Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE caught up with Prater Associate Director Stuart Whiting and BIM Coordinator Ed Arnold to hear about how achieving BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification has added to their business strength. How long have you been using BIM in your projects and what have been the main challenges so far? This would be … Continue reading “BIM certification builds up business strength and industry recognition”

McAvoy Group’s BIM journey is not driven by a market need, but by a vision to be market leaders

The first offsite modular firm to secure a BIM Level 2 certification, McAvoy’s Design Manager David Clark explains how the BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification  reinforces their position as a leading provider of construction services within the education, health, leisure/accommodation and commercial/infrastructure sectors. How long have you been using BIM in your projects and … Continue reading “McAvoy Group’s BIM journey is not driven by a market need, but by a vision to be market leaders”

Comprehensive BIM certification for leading contractor

  Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE finds out how Willmott Dixon benefits from their three recent BIM certifications for Construction, Partnership Homes and Interiors. Garry Fannon, Richard Kelsey and Amador Caballero speak about BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification as a natural step in their company’s progression and BIM commitments towards their customers.    BIM Level 2 is government-driven, … Continue reading “Comprehensive BIM certification for leading contractor”

A ‘Social’ Language for Buildings and Communities

This paper is the first in a series of papers that provide an introduction to research being undertaken to develop an approach for assessing buildings and communities in terms of their value to people. The approach places individuals at the centre of a methodology that allows the social and functional performance of buildings and communities … Continue reading “A ‘Social’ Language for Buildings and Communities”

Online “step-by-step” guide to level 2 BIM

Construction firms confused by the recent BIM mandate can now use a free online guide to compliance with more than 100 supporting articles. In April 2016, Level 2 BIM became mandatory on centrally-procured public projects, with far-reaching implications for those involved. Clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers are all required to understand the finer details of … Continue reading “Online “step-by-step” guide to level 2 BIM”