Getting results with building LCA

  As described in the earlier article Why building LCA?, BREEAM New Construction 2018 requires building LCA to be carried out for the new Mat 01 issue. The requirements in Mat 01 focus on rewarding good quality building LCA through comparison with a benchmark and options appraisal. Starting with the project brief/requirements, designers use building … Continue reading “Getting results with building LCA”

Life cycle assessments, EPD, BRE LINA and the need for transparency

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) feel it’s crucial that the joinery industry adopt life cycle assessments and Environmental Product Declarations en masse. Read Kevin Underwood’s report on the need for product manufacturers to provide transparent EPDs, and how BRE’s online tool LINA makes life cycle assessments more accessible.

The burning issues: productivity in the construction industry

Join Constructing Excellence and BRE Academy to discuss the burning issues of productivity and efficiency and how they can be improved Held at Olympia in London, immediately before Day 2 of Vision 2017 (8:30am – 10:30am), this free breakfast briefing will form the basis for wider discussion and action in this area by BRE around … Continue reading “The burning issues: productivity in the construction industry”

Special Event (Limited Availability): Securing Buildings and Infrastructure

Are you involved in the design and construction of new buildings and infrastructure? How do you address your clients’ security needs? Have you followed the right process and have you identified appropriate solutions that offer value for money? Over the coming months, BRE will be partnering with leading security engineering practices to run a series … Continue reading “Special Event (Limited Availability): Securing Buildings and Infrastructure”

Introducing SiteSmart – The Smart Information and Data Hub

Wednesday 26th October saw the launch of BRE’s new resource hub for the smart construction professional – SiteSmart. This centralised hub unites our current software tools, SmartWaste and Yellow Jacket, in addition to providing a platform for relevant construction industry resources and information; ensuring the provision of enhanced performance across the industry. To get a … Continue reading “Introducing SiteSmart – The Smart Information and Data Hub”

Interview: New YellowJacket tool to help improve process efficiency

In working with a variety of clients, helping them to measure and improve performance through adopting lean construction techniques on construction sites, BRE has found that many sites come across issues with process efficiency. Often half the time spent in the construction process is adding little or no value to the client – leaving contractors … Continue reading “Interview: New YellowJacket tool to help improve process efficiency”