Sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and converted housing in Wales from 2016

In January 2014 the Welsh Minister for Housing and Regeneration agreed to fund a series of pilot schemes for the design and installation of fire sprinkler systems in social housing in Wales. This was in preparation for the introduction of the new requirement for fire sprinklers in new and converted houses and flats which will come … Continue reading “Sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and converted housing in Wales from 2016”

BRE Social Research Team – Getting the value from your questionnaire

Right team, we are starting a really exciting project wouldn’t it be great to get some feedback from potential users of our product? I know, let’s do a survey! Oh look, Wikihow, how to create a survey in 14 steps…with pictures?! Jackpot! Bish, bash, bosh, survey created and sent. Recognise the above? We do! This … Continue reading “BRE Social Research Team – Getting the value from your questionnaire”

Smog Vacuums, 3D printing and glass-based paint – 4 of the best technology videos on the web

3D Printed Glass Team at MIT look at the potential for using 3D printing glass. The two chamber system appeared in the September edition of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing.   Glass paint to keep metal surfaces cool Researchers at John Hopkins University have developed a silica-based paint that reflects sunlight from metal surfaces, keeping … Continue reading “Smog Vacuums, 3D printing and glass-based paint – 4 of the best technology videos on the web”

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”

Data Acquisition & Processes

During the launch event for Digitising the Construction Sector competition on 20 February the Modern Built Environment KTN held an afternoon workshop session on Data Acquisition and Processing.   A big thank you to all the participants that joined us during the afternoon. We had 25 participants from a range of disciplines and sectors, including … Continue reading “Data Acquisition & Processes”