BRE Heritage Open Day 2015

We opened the gates of BRE on Saturday 12 September 2015 as part of Heritage Open Days. As previously, we allowed access to the once top-secret model of the Möhne Dam used by Barnes Wallis in developing the Dambusters’ bouncing bomb. But this year we also opened the fire test ‘burn hall’, anechoic chamber, structural … Continue reading “BRE Heritage Open Day 2015”

Get involved – built environment women’s network event this September

Did you know that just 14% of the construction workforce is female according to the CIC diversity report, ‘A Blueprint for Change’? These findings are also supported by the recent BRE Academy Skills Gap survey, which reported a lack of gender diversity at all levels across the construction industry with 62% saying we need to … Continue reading “Get involved – built environment women’s network event this September”

BE Global: Exploring international opportunities in the built environment

‘BE Global’.. that is the vision of 2017 for the BRE Women’s Network, a perspective we will be sharing at this year’s industry wide and collaborative event, ‘#BEGlobal: Insights from our world leading women’ on 14th November 2017 at the IET, Savoy Place in London from 6.30-9.30pm. Being global is not only what BRE, but … Continue reading “BE Global: Exploring international opportunities in the built environment”

Shaping Cities, La Biennale di Venezia, 2016

The Urban Age “Shaping Cities” conference (July 14-15) is jointly organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. It will be integrated with the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (28th May – 27th November 2016), the world’s most high-profile architectural event visited by over 300,000 people. … Continue reading “Shaping Cities, La Biennale di Venezia, 2016”

5 years on and the futures bright for BRE National Solar Centre

In 2013, Greg Barker, the then Minister State for Energy and Climate Change officially opened the BRE National Solar Centre, the UK solar industry was flourishing with approximately 8,800 new PV systems being installed every month adding over 1.1GW of capacity within the year. A lot has changed for solar over the last 5 years.  … Continue reading “5 years on and the futures bright for BRE National Solar Centre”

Green Architecture Day

Every year Brighton Permaculture celebrates in partnership with Low Carbon Trust a Green Architecture Day in Brighton to inspire anyone interested in sustainability and the built environment. The event has built a steady attending rate of 2000 participants who want to quench their thirst for knowledge  around living and working in greener buildings. Taking place on a Saturday … Continue reading “Green Architecture Day”