The insurance market has failed to keep pace with the construction sector – it’s time to improve collaboration

Key players in the construction sector recently met with leading construction insurers to discuss current trends and debate the future outlook for their industries. The meeting of minds was organised following a discussion between Lucas Fettes & Partners and Constructing Excellence, the organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction. In light of the … Continue reading “The insurance market has failed to keep pace with the construction sector – it’s time to improve collaboration”

Better projects, better processes, happier clients, says BIM certified McBains Cooper

McBains Cooper received their BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification earlier this year and Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE caught up with Director Mark Leeson and BIM Manager Montana Yeomans to find out how this has been reinforcing their existing way of working. How long have you been using BIM in your projects and what have … Continue reading “Better projects, better processes, happier clients, says BIM certified McBains Cooper”

IFSEC Interview with LPCB’s Richard Flint

LPCB participated at this year’s IFSEC with a dedicated Red Book Security Pavilion specifically aimed at the professional security sector. Mirroring the successful Red Book Pavilion in FIREX International, LPCB’s Security Pavilion promoted its expertise and guidance in third party product testing and approvals, and provided support for Red Book listed companies exhibiting at the … Continue reading “IFSEC Interview with LPCB’s Richard Flint”

Comprehensive BIM certification for leading contractor

  Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE finds out how Willmott Dixon benefits from their three recent BIM certifications for Construction, Partnership Homes and Interiors. Garry Fannon, Richard Kelsey and Amador Caballero speak about BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification as a natural step in their company’s progression and BIM commitments towards their customers.    BIM Level 2 is government-driven, … Continue reading “Comprehensive BIM certification for leading contractor”

Guidance to help combat the challenges of overheating in dwellings

Overheating is becoming commonplace in certain types of UK homes.  Trends towards increased urbanisation, combined with the potential effects of climate change and global warming could mean more homes will suffer from overheating and exacerbate the problem for those that already overheat. The guidance and the associated assessment protocol were produced by BRE, in collaboration … Continue reading “Guidance to help combat the challenges of overheating in dwellings”

Mobility Scooter Fire Experiments

Lewisham Homes has partnered with the London Fire Brigade, BRE and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) to carry out tests to examine how effective residential sprinkler systems are on mobility scooter fires. Steve Kilden, Fire Safety Advisor for Lewisham Homes said: ‘A growing number of residents need to use mobility scooters.  Because of … Continue reading “Mobility Scooter Fire Experiments”

The full cost of poor housing

Research from BRE reveals the ÂŁ18.6 billion cost of leaving England’s housing homes unimproved. Although we’ve largely eradicated the diseases associated with the slums of the Victorian era in developed countries like England, there remain a significant number of health and safety hazards in the home.  This is compounded by the fact that the UK … Continue reading “The full cost of poor housing”