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Are they ready yet? - Delivering the Level 2 BIM tools

As you will no doubt have seen the UK Government has refined its BIM Level 2 requirements over past months and now describes them in terms of compliance with a number of  BIM documents...

Cross Street BPE study celebrates completion of their 2½ year project, and the Woodland Trust case study is updated.

  Cross Street, Gainsborough   The Cross Street housing study, led by Longhurst Group, was a successful in funding from the BPE programme in 2012, winning a grant to...

Funding opportunity: Cognicity Challenge Information

The Cognicity Challenge is the starting point for the Cognicity initiative, a development that understands and responds to the needs and lives of its residents and workers. The Challenge is...

Competition announcement: Creating smart products from smart materials

The Knowledge Transfer Network is supporting Innovate UK’s smart materials competition by running a series of consortia building events on and around the time that the call opens. The...

Birmingham brokerage event videos now available!

  The presentations recorded at the recent Birmingham event, 27 Jan 2015, are now available!   These includes Innovate UK presentations about the 2 new competitions...

Come and visit the KTN at RESOURCE 2015! We are waiting for you at stand R540!

  Visit the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK at RESOURCE 2015 KTN is proud to support Resource which is the only event that has been developed specifically to...

Introduction to Transition Engineering: how to engineer sustainable and resilient strategies – CPD training opportunity.

Discover the method developed by engineers, for engineers and leaders, that enables organisations to understand and achieve real long term sustainability and resilience 13 th March...

Additional presentations and recording from the BWLP and SCIC competitions brokerage events

New material is now available to download from the brokerage events related to the Building whole-life performance and Supply Chain Integration in Construction competitions by Innovate UK. ...

Material from brokerage events now available to download

It was a pleasure meeting you all during five brokerage events we held in the last 2 weeks about the Building whole-life performance and Supply Chain Integration in Construction Innovate UK...

NEW EVENT: H2020 PROPOSAL EXERCISE ENERGY EFFICIENCY CALLS (EE 2015)

Following the success of the first pilot workshop last November, we are pleased to organise a new H2020 Proposal Exercise, focusing on the Energy Efficiency Calls (EE calls, due date 04 06 2015)...

New document by the KTN: Whole-Life Performance: what does it mean in the building sector?

Whole-life performance is increasingly talked about within the building sector. But what is it and why is it important?   A new document titled “Building Whole-Life Performance” ...

Design Innovation for the Circular Economy - report available

This KTN project examined how installed façades could be more effectively recycled during the demolition of buildings at end of life.    The concept of design for disassembly...

Keep the date and register your interest to attend the Construction Industry Summit – 8/9 September 2015

This flagship conference and networking event, led by the Construction Industry Council and the Strategic Forum for Construction, is being organised by the industry, for the industry, to engage...

Interested in undertaking some “extreme” research?

University of West London and The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)PhD Scholarship: Engineering Responses to Extreme Weather Events   The...

Strengthening KTN’s identity

Just under a year ago the decision was made to bring 14 Knowledge Transfer Networks into a single, unified organisation.  Our ambition was simple: to create a Knowledge Transfer Network...

Outcomes H2020 Dialogue with EU event

OUTCOMES of H2020 DIALOGUE with EUROPE: CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY and RAW MATERIALS 2016/2017 Workprogramme, London 26 th of January.   A “Dialogue...

Interested in Circular Economy applications to the built environment and construction sector? Bookings are now open for the WRAP's workshops

Interested in Circular Economy applications to the built environment and construction sector?  Bookings are now open for the WRAP's workshops on “the business benefits of going circular –...

Sustainable Innovation

‘State of the Art’ Sustainable Innovation & Design   Sustainable Innovation 2015 will provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to the “state of...

Resource Efficiency Funding Opportunities Webinar - slides and audio recording now available

There are currently lots of opportunities for funding and support for business-led innovation projects tackling resource efficiency challenges.   The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)...

RIBA call for evidence aligned with the Building Whole-Life Performance call

As part of the RIBA’s on going work around the value and impact of architecture, a new call for evidence was launched in December 2014 titled “Design quality and performance”.   ...
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