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Soft Landings takes off in international markets

With BSRIA led Soft Landings becoming a widely recognised process in the UK, the concept is attracting interest in international markets, with two of BSRIA’s Senior Consultants being invited to...

Model Format for Building Services Specifications launched

In this age of BIM and information management, it is easy to forget that a key part of the information  used during construction projects is the specification. It is the mechanism for the...

RIBA Design Quality and Performance: Initial report on call for evidence

  The RIBA has released an  initial report on its call for evidence on Design Quality and Performance .  The call was released in December 2014 and resulted in over 350...

Competition announcement: The management and use of Biofilms

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are to invest up to £2.5m in Feasibility Studies to support the management and use of biofilms.  This...

Resource 2015 - Outcomes of 3 days of activities by KTN and Innovate UK

  KTN and Innovate UK had a busy week at Resource & Ecobuild 2015.   Resource event boasts innovation, learning, solutions and collaboration for businesses looking to...

Announcement: the appointment of Ruth McKernan as the new Chief Executive of Innovate UK.

Business Secretary Vince Cable has today (12 March 2015) announced the appointment of Ruth McKernan as the new Chief Executive of the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.   Dr...

KTN launch event: capturing value in coming revolutions

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held its launch event on 26 February in Westminster. Under the banner ‘The Future. Faster.’ over two hundred guests assembled from government, the civil...

Future Cities UK/US Knowledge Exchange Mission

This report has been produced by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) on behalf of the project partners. It captures the key learning outcomes from the high level knowledge exchange mission...

Opportunities in Building Integrated Photovoltaics: event announcement and call for contributed talks

  First announcement and invitation to give contributed talk: Opportunities in Building Integrated Photovoltaics Wednesday 29th April 2014, Ambassador’s Bloomsbury Hotel,...

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...

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...
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