Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) Winners Announcement!

September 26th, 2016|Categories: Awards, BRE Buzz, construction, Innovation, News, Technology, Travis Perkins, winners|Tags: |

In March, Travis Perkins launched the first ever Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) and we are so excited to tell you that the results are in! We were overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of responses both from internal and external applicants. With 109 fantastic applications it was down to our panel of 39 industry expert [...]

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“Credible data driving environmental performance improvements”

May 25th, 2016|Categories: BRE Buzz, Case Study, construction, Environmental, SMARTWaste, Sustainability, Technology, waste|Tags: |

SMARTWaste Case Study Interview: Canary Wharf Contractors Limited Canary Wharf New Phase, a mixed-use development delivering 3,200+ homes Earlier this month, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin sat with Callum Scott, Project Sustainability Manager for Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, (CWCL) the construction arm of the Canary Wharf Group, to find out more about their experiences with BRE [...]

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The Zero Bills Home, the house of the future?

May 19th, 2016|Categories: BRE Buzz, Energy Efficiency, housing, innovation park, iPark, Low Carbon, Video, zero bills home|Tags: |

One of the newest builds on the BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford, the Zero Bills Home, was launched earlier this year. It is the brainchild of zero carbon pioneer Bill Dunster, the founder of ZedFactory and creator of one of the first low carbon developments in the UK, the BedZED project. Zero Bills is a timber [...]

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Spring-cleaning your working environment

May 10th, 2016|Categories: BRE Buzz, construction, Lean construction, News, Process improvement, Productivity, Sustainability|Tags: |

You may have noticed recently that winter has gradually left us, while spring puts in an appearance. For lots of people, this means the beginning of an important activity:  spring-cleaning, a thorough cleaning of your desk, your home, your office – or even your construction site! Why spring clean your site? First of all, as you [...]

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