The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has committed to fighting for the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to be renationalised. The commitment came in the form of a motion passed at the union’s annual conference, the first in-person conference since the pandemic. In the union’s view, BRE&rsq
Scotland’s building standards scheme providers have released a new animation explaining the vital role of certification to Scotland’s construction sector and how it can help the industry rebuild and recover from the impact of coronavirus.
With an objective to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, the Structural Timber Association (STA) has been collaborating with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), the University of Edinburgh and BRE to produce fire safety in use guidanc
An innovative housing project in Renfrewshire will help to tackle climate change and could slash annual heating bills to £150. Renfrewshire Council’s housing investment team has been given the green light to deliver a £4.5 million retrofit of 75 terraced council houses.
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has appointed former banker Piers White MBE as its new chair. Set to commence his role at the end of November, Mr White joins BRE Group for the next three years and brings a wealth of experience to the role, having filled almost 40 senior board positions in
BRE Group has welcomed Gillian Charlesworth to her new role of CEO at the building science centre. Gillian brings with her extensive experience as a transformative leader, in both the UK and internationally, and is highly respected in her field.
Twenty-one of Scotland’s senior policy-shapers and key building experts, academics, and commentators were welcomed to a roundtable in Edinburgh earlier this year to debate: “What Kind of a Britain are we Building: Scotland?” The event was hosted by Niall Trafford, CEO of BRE a
Students from the University of Edinburgh are helping Robertson Group embrace change within the construction industry. Nine students are responding to a data-led challenge set by the infrastructure group which looks at ways to reduce waste in the construction industry – identified as a priorit
BRE convenes policy-makers and senior building experts to debate route to Scottish Built Environment Strategy
Several of Scotland’s senior policy-shapers and key building experts, academics, and commentators will gather in Edinburgh this week to debate how best to build a successful and lasting Built Environment Strategy for the country. Invited by Niall Trafford, CEO of BRE (Building Research Es
A report into the role housing plays in supporting people affected by dementia has found that housing is a key consideration to living well, but is underdeveloped within the current integration agenda for health and social care. 75% of people in Scotland with dementia are living in the community. Ho
Dr Shamir Ghumra Ethical and sustainable construction champion Dr Shamir Ghumra has taken on a new role at helm of BREEAM.
Aerial view of Glasgow city centre with the River Clyde Glasgow has sufficient available vacant land to help alleviate fuel poverty in the city given the right technology and investment, according to scientists at the University of Strathclyde.
BRE has launched a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits of biophilic design on health, well-being and productivity of office occupants. The Biophilic Office project centres on a 650m2 1980s office building on the BRE campus in Watford, wh
Poor indoor air quality in UK homes is at a scale and magnitude that needs immediate national-level attention and action, according to a new report from built environment and medical professionals. With contributions from the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child He
A new working party addressing the challenges of indoor air pollution and its negative impact on people’s health in homes is launching today at the ‘Better homes, better air, better health’ event in London. This event is bringing together the research and practice communities across the medica