First BREEAM In-Use rated office building in Central Asia

Park View Office Tower in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan has become the first office building in Central Asia to gain a certificated rating to the internationally recognised BREEAM In-Use sustainability standard.

First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China

No. 1 Shanghai, a 180m tall, 34 storey commercial tower created by state developer the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre (SISSC) has achieved an Outstanding design rating under BREEAM, the world’s foremost sustainability standard for buildings.

Shortlists for BREEAM Awards 2015 announced

The Shortlists have been announced for the BREEAM Awards 2015, drawn from highest scoring buildings in 2014 – under the BREEAM schemes for assessing building sustainability.

Atkins-designed Met Office development granted planning

An Atkins-designed Met Office development has been granted planning permission.

WRBC Development's 52 Lime Street development achieves a BREEAM first

A new City of London office tower, 52 Lime Street, has been awarded the first-ever BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 certificate for building design. It has been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating.

BBC Wales to build new £100m HQ in Cardiff

The BBC has unveiled plans to move its main headquarters in Wales to a new, purpose-built broadcast centre in Cardiff city centre by 2018.

Skanska wins £95m London office contract

Skanska has won a £95 million commercial contract to build Creechurch Place in London.

BREEAM to the fore

Green credentials like BREEAM ratings are enough of a sway on their own to attract investors, a new report suggests

Two Rivers Housing’s purpose built office on course to become BREEAM ‘Excellent’ in a first for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire housing association Two Rivers Housing has moved into a purpose-built office which is widely-tipped to become the first BREEAM ‘Excellent’ new-build office in the county when assessments are complete.

BREEAM appoints new director

Former Group Operations Director at Elmhurst Energy Dr Gavin Dunn has been appointed as director of BRE’s flagship brand BREEAM.

Czechs are first with BREEAM standard

BRE has launched its new standard certification for residential buildings outside the UK.

BREEAM invited to join World Green Building Council

In an unprecedented move, the World Green Building Council (WGBC) has invited BREEAM to join as a member.

BRE to strengthen eco-tool

BRE Global and the UK Green Building Council have announced that they will work together to further develop and promote BREEAM – taking the tool to the next level in a rapidly moving market.

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2017-05-31 13:33

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2017-05-25 08:41

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2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

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2017-05-08 14:27

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2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

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