Latest news from BRE Latest news from BRE BRE announced as research and innovation partner for Ecobuild 2016 For the third consecutive year BRE has been selected as the official research and innovation partner of Ecobuild  - the largest UK exhibition and conference for the construction and energy market, which takes place from 8-10 March at the Excel Centre in London. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Steel beam fire protection systems feel the heat from new BRE test rig BRE has installed a new rig that tests the fire protection systems used on the steel frame beams which play a critical role in maintaining the load bearing capacity of multi-storey buildings in the event of a fire. This comes in response to the rising popularity of multi-storey steel frame ‘towers’ in global cities and towns, changes in standards and higher quality and strength of steels being applied. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BRE appoints new Head of Responsible Sourcing Dr Shamir Ghumra has been appointed as Associate Director; Head of Responsible Sourcing in the Centre for Sustainable Products at BRE. He will lead a team of experts who are helping construction supply chain companies understand and manage the risks and opportunities within their own products, services and labour supply chain. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Contenders for BREEAM 2016 Awards are revealed Some of the finest examples of sustainable buildings from across the world have been shortlisted for 2016 BREEAM awards. The winners will be announced at a celebration dinner at the London Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square on 8th March 2016. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Solar storage guidance launched at key time in PV market Two new best practice guides launched in London today by the BRE National Solar Centre will help solar PV installers and consumers select, install and operate battery storage systems so they work at optimum levels with Solar PV systems. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BIM badge of compliance awarded to Adept consulting engineers Adept is the UK's first civil & structural engineering firm to achieve BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 HLM awarded BIM certification ahead of government's 2016 deadline RIBA award winning architects HLM join a growing number of progressive companies who have been awarded BRE Global’s BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification scheme ahead of the government’s April 2016 deadline for public sector project compliance. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BRE ensures ongoing legacy for Institute for Sustainability Building science centre BRE has acquired key assets of the Institute for Sustainability (IfS), the sustainable development organisation focussed on innovation and knowledge transfer to improve cities and communities in the UK and Europe. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000