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Using BIM to inform design

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This video describes how BIM can be used to inform design.

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Critical materials and material security for the construction industry and its supply chain

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This Information Paper from the BRE summarises the main current issues of material security and materials criticality that may affect the UK construction industry. It also defines the terminology used in this subject and lists sources of further information. The Information Paper will interest procurement professionals, sustainability managers and anyone with an interest in corporate social responsibility, design, materials selection and in the management of business risks associated with procurement of materials and products. Price £13

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Economic and environmental assessment of deconstruction strategies using building information modeling

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Researchers from the National University of Singapore have been investigating the possibilities for linking BIM with custom-made demolition and/or disassembly tools. Their paper, presented to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Research Congress 2012, presents a method that uses BIM technology to decide on the most appropriate demolition strategy for a given project.

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Greening dementia: A literature review of the benefits and barriers facing individuals living with dementia in accessing the natural environment and local greenspace

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In 2012 Natural England commissioned Dementia Adventure (a Community Interest Company which connects people living with dementia, with nature and a sense of adventure) to review the existing evidence of the benefits and barriers facing people living with dementia in accessing the natural environment and their local green space. The report will be used as the basis to develop a partnership project to address the barriers, enable more people living with dementia to enjoy the benefits of the natural environment and therefore advance policy and practice in Natural England’s Outdoors for All programme.

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ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center

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The latest newsletter from the ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center.

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Event Manager Blog

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Started in April 2007, this blog is about event technology trends, innovative event concepts and social media applied to the event industry.

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Construction Research Congress 2012. West Lafayette, USA, 21-23 May 2012

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Papers from this event are available online, covering the following issues: contracting and legal issues; construction means and methods; construction planning, control, and risk management; knowledge management and information technology; data sensing and analysis; construction simulation, visualization, and product modeling; organizational and labor issues; quantitative methods; environmentally sustainable design and construction; construction education; disaster management and response; infrastructure management; and global construction issues.

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Urban retrofitting for sustainability: Mapping the transition to 2050

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As concerns over climate change and resource constraints grow, many cities across the world are trying to achieve a low carbon transition. Although new zero carbon buildings are an important part of the story, in existing cities the transformation of the current building stock and urban infrastructure must inevitably form the main focus for transitioning to a low carbon and sustainable future by 2050. This book, to be published in January 2014, brings together interdisciplinary research contributions from leading international experts to focus on key issues such as systems innovation, financing tools, governance, energy, and water management. The chapters consider not only the knowledge and technical tools available, but looks forward to how they can be implemented in real cities by 2050.

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Efficient Energy for EU Cultural Heritage (3ENCULT)

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The refurbishment of existing buildings to very low energy demand is increasingly economically feasible. However, the main issue for historic buildings is how to balance building protection requirements with optimised energy efficiency. The 3ENCULT project has been researching and developing solutions for this, and has recently developed a series of guidelines for use by local authorities. The guidelines support local leaders who need to make informed decisions regarding what is possible in the planning phase and in choosing suitable technologies.

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Urban Low Emission Development Strategies (Urban-LEDS)

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The Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Commission, and implemented by UN-Habitat and ICLEI, has the objective of enhancing the transition to low emission urban development in emerging economy countries by offering selected local governments in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa a comprehensive methodological framework (the GreenClimateCities methodology) to integrate low-carbon strategies into all sectors of urban planning and development.

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