Risk is inherent in everything we do and uncertainties need to be managed. Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the fundamental need to manage risk as a major part of their management and future business strategies. An enterprise-wide approach to risk management allows organisations to consider the potential impact of all types of risks upon … Continue reading “New Asset Risk and Resilience training course”
The next version of the Home Quality Mark (HQM) scheme – HQM ONE is now out for consultation. Below are 5 things you need to know about the proposed changes to the scheme: Please visit the consultation website to download the scheme manual and to know how you can provide feedback. Consultation closes on 16th February … Continue reading “5 things you need to know about HQM ONE”
With over three decades of experience around risk management and the impact on insurance, Mike Still – Chair of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) understands the real cost of flooding. Mike has plenty of first hand experience with individuals who have had their homes, businesses and entire lives turned upside … Continue reading “Being resilient to flooding: an interview with Mike Still”
Having been around for over 90 years and being at the forefront of the built environment, BRE gets involved in a lot of areas. You may well know of our world leading testing facilities, where we test products and materials against the elements – or perhaps you are aware of the most widely used environmental … Continue reading “5 things you may not know BRE can help you with”
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
BREEAM project teams are being challenged and upskilled to deliver and adapt a built environment fit for the climates of the future.
The Home Quality Mark (HQM) aims to make new homes better. Better for our pockets, our wellbeing and our environment. And at the very heart of the HQM scheme is the need to deliver quality homes. Quality Homes are high on the public agenda, but it is not always easy to achieve, particularly when house-building … Continue reading “HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme”
Keeping you warm, dry and safe are the basic functions of a home. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen plenty of examples across the world where this basic functionality has not been achieved.
We met up with Stephen Garvin, Director of BRE’s new Centre for Resilience to discuss resilient technologies. With increases in extreme weather events across the world we need to find new designs, processes and technologies to tackle the challenge. Dr Garvin is currently looking for technologies and solutions to incorporate into the Flood Resilient House … Continue reading “Demonstrating Flood Resilient Technologies”
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”