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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. Drawn from highest scoring buildings last year – under the BREEAM schemes for assessing building sustainability – the shortlists include ground-breaking developments from the UK and across Europe Read more
Director of BREEAM Gavin Dunn said ‘This year we are celebrating 25 years of BREEAM so it’s great to see such a fantastic variety of innovative and inspirational buildings that demonstrate just how far developers and architects how come on the sustainability journey in that time. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of all the shortlisted teams at the awards dinner on 8th March.’
CIOB opens ideas fund for construction research
Original ideas are being backed by the Chartered Institute of Building Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund to support practitioners and researchers in construction. Now in its second year the Fund is targeting five areas of research:- Sustainability in the Built Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Building Performance Improvement, Application of Digital Technologies and Employment Practices in construction. Read more
Applications are open to CIOB members and non-members internationally. Funding is accessible for individuals, companies or in support of larger research projects within other organisations. The CIOB is offering between £2,000 – £10,000 for each research project and over a duration of 1 to 2 years. The Fund is open for entry until 15 July 2016. Details about how to enter and further information is available at http://www.ciob.org/scholarships/bowen-jenkins-legacy-research-fund.