Healthy places through urban transport

Transport is both a problem and a solution for some of society’s biggest challenges including climate change, rising chronic diseases and growing healthcare expenditure. It was implicated in 3.7 million deaths from ambient air pollution in 2012 and annually results in 1.3 million deaths from road crashes.(1,2) Transportation infrastructure is also a major contributor to … Continue reading “Healthy places through urban transport”

Research at Cardiff

Find out more about the great work being supported by the BRE Trust at the BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering at Cardiff University. Current research ranges from BIM, energy modelling, water modelling to resilience. Click on a PhD project to find out more: 2035 Oil and Gas Infrastructure Pathways for Iraq, Kraidie 2050 Energy … Continue reading “Research at Cardiff”

Fellowship opportunity at BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at University of Bath

The BRE Centre for Innovative Construction and the at the University of Bath is currently seeking to recruit a new academic staff position (Prize Fellow) for an early career researcher in Innovative Construction Materials. The position will lead to a permanent academic staff position. This new position comes as the Department of Architecture & Civil … Continue reading “Fellowship opportunity at BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at University of Bath”

The Hive: Facility to test resilience of sustainable materials

The Hive aims to answer some of the fundamental questions affecting the resilience and performance of sustainable materials.  The research facility opened in September 2014 on land leased from the Science Museum and funding from EPSRC. Video Interview with Dr Mike Lawrence from the BRE Centre for Innovative Materials at the University of Bath The … Continue reading “The Hive: Facility to test resilience of sustainable materials”

BRE Trust publishes latest research findings online

Find out more about the important work the BRE Trust is doing to advance research and education in the built environment. The latest annual BRE Trust Review summarises recently completed projects funded through the BRE Trust’s research programme in the areas of sustainability, fire, energy, health and materials. In addition, a wide range of recent … Continue reading “BRE Trust publishes latest research findings online”

The effect of longitudinal ventilation on tenability during egress from passenger trains in tunnels during fire emergencies

“The effect of longitudinal ventilation on tenability during egress from passenger trains in tunnels during fire emergencies.” Presentation by Dr Ricky Carvel from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh at the 16th International Symposium on Aerodynamics, Ventilation and Fire In Tunnels (ISAVFT), Seattle, USA, 15th See more at http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/fire/index.html

Research to improve well-being of building occupants

The BRE Centre for Innovative Materials at the University of Bath is leading a European consortium of 18 project partners, including BRE on the ECO-SEE Project “The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern buildings have been developed to be very airtight, improving their energy efficiency … Continue reading “Research to improve well-being of building occupants”