IHS BRE Press Datasheets for Technical Journals

Technical journals are periodicals with target audiences in the technical, science, and industrial fields. This includes both trade and scholarly journals.


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Product Name Notes
Sustainability at BRE -- IP8/12 Are you an environmental or sustainability manager? This Information Paper explains BRE's innovative approach to address sustainability within the organisation and covers the key factors necessary to make internal sustainability...
Energy efficient refurbishment of community centres -- IP13/14 Author: Caroline Weeks and Andrew Sutton Publication Date: Nov 2014 Find out the lessons learned from the refurbishment of several community centres funded by Cornwall Council. Community groups looking to...
Findings from the Penwithick Green Deal pilot project in Cornwall -- IP7/14 Author: Caroline Weeks Publication Date: Jun 2014 The Green Deal has been put in place to offer a financial mechanism to energy efficiency improvements to dwellings. This Information Paper presents...
Penrhiwceiber Eco Terrace -- IP5/14 Author: Colin King Publication Date: Aug 2014 Understand the arguments against demolishing the UK's existing housing stock in favour of building new homes in order to meet the 2050 80%...
British-grown Douglas fir -- IP3/14 Author: Ed Suttie Publication Date: Apr 2014 Read about BRE research of visual methods to assess the strength of Douglas fir. This Information Paper suggests that the alternative assessment method...
ThermoWood® cladding -- IP10/14 Author: Ed Suttie Publication Date: Jul 2014 A short review of the modified wood product, ThermoWood®, focussing on its use as exterior cladding and giving the results of long-term field...
Locating ventilation inlets to reduce ingress of external pollutants into buildings -- IP9/14 Author: Hong Cheng, Vina Kukadia and David Hall Publication Date: Jun 2014 A new methodology to identify the areas of a building where pollutant ingress is most likely to occur...
Managing fire risk in commercial buildings -- IP11/14 Author: Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell and Tom Taylor Publication Date: Sep 2014 Gain an overview of how to carry out fire risk assessments in commercial buildings to ensure safety from fire and...
Reducing the embodied impacts of shopfitting equipment -- IP4/15 Author: Jon Mussett and Adam Robinson Publication Date: Feb 15 See the results of the latest collaborative study from BRE and NAS setting out some key considerations for cost-effective impact...
Natural fibre reinforced polymers (NFRPs) in the construction industry -- IP14/14 Author: Julie Bregulla Publication Date: Nov 2014 Fibre reinforced polymers are being increasingly used in the construction industry. This IP discusses their specific benefits and the factors that are influential...
Delivering sustainable low energy housing with softwood timber frame -- IP3/15 Author: Mark Waghorn, and Ed Suttie and Andrew Sutton, BRE Publication Date: Jan 15 Did you know that timber is a renewable resource and has the potential to provide much...
Installation of photovoltaic panels on existing flat roofs – some lessons learned -- IP8/14 Author: Roger Sadgrove and Steve Pester Publication Date: Jul 2014 Find out about the issues involved in the installation of PV systems on a traditional asphalt flat roof of an...
People-friendly lighting controls -- IP4/14 Author: Stephanie King, Paul Littlefair, Gareth Howlett, Feride Sener and Cosmin Ticleanu Publication Date: May 2014 Learn about how to design lighting controls system interfaces that are easy to use...
Delivering waste efficiency in commercial buildings -- IP12/14 Author: Stuart Blofeld Publication Date: Nov 14 Learn how to implement an integrated waste management strategy through improved facilities management. Understand the causes of waste and actions that can be...
Delivering water efficiency in commercial buildings -- IP6/14 Author: Tom Taylor Publication Date: Jun 2014 Gain an overview of the basic processes and techniques that can be used to deliver water efficiency savings through improved facilities management. This...
Responsible sourcing of materials in construction -- IP3/13 Concise straightforward guidance on how to go about the responsible sourcing of construction products. It gives an update of a fast-moving area for anyone who owns or is accountable for...
Critical materials and material security for the construction industry and its supply chain -- IP14/13 Could the supply of scarce rare earth metals such as cement, aggregates and copper for use in construction become restricted and disrupted in the near future? This Information Paper summarises...
The importance of energy quality in matching supply and demand -- IP5/12 Did you know that energy has a quality aspect and the energy quality used for heating often far exceeds that necessary? This Information Paper examines the necessity of providing the...
Lessons from AIMC4 for cost-effective, fabric-first, low-energy housing -- IP9/13 set Explore the lessons learned from the AIMC4 experience of volume production of low-energy homes without the use renewable energy. This 4-part set of BRE Information Papers discusses the supply chain,...
Understanding the choices for building controls -- IP1/14 Find out how innovative building control systems can save energy in buildings, increase occupant comfort and gain competitive advantage. This Information Paper summarises what building management systems can be used...
Wireless communication systems in dwellings -- IP11/13 Find out how wireless communication systems can be applied in dwellings. Get information on how building materials and contents can limit the operability and performance of wireless systems in dwellings.
Delivering energy efficiency in commercial buildings -- IP15/13 Gain an overview of the basic processes and techniques that can be used to identify building energy uses and determine overall building energy performance. This Information Paper provides guidance on...
Assessing the fire performance of existing reinforced concrete flooring systems -- IP9/12 Get advice on assessing the fire performance of existing reinforced concrete flooring systems using tabulated values from national standards and Eurocodes. This Information Paper also draws on experience of existing...
Measuring the wellbeing benefits of interior materials -- IP20/12 Get an introduction to the subject of wellbeing in buildings with this Information Paper, which presents the findings of a BRE Trust project, 'Measuring the wellbeing benefits of interior material...
Site layout planning for daylight -- IP23/12 Get an overview of BRE's revised guidance on site layout planning to achieve good daylighting with this Information Paper, which deals with daylight in new developments and in existing buildings...
Site layout planning for sunlight and solar gain -- IP22/12 Get an overview of BRE's revised guidance on site layout planning to achieve good sunlighting with this Information Paper, which deals with sunlight in new developments and in existing buildings...
An introduction to structural dynamic comfort criteria -- IP21/12 Get an overview of the current UK dynamic comfort criteria used to assess the acceptability of buildings, structures and components. This Information Paper introduces a subject that is widely regarded...
Planning of domestic air source heat pumps to mitigate noise impacts -- IP17/13 Get an overview of the planning requirements relating to air source heat pumps in the UK. This Information Paper provides a tool for the assessment of noise in accordance with...
Building with confidence using renewable materials -- IP13/13 Get an overview of the renewable building materials industry: its drivers and barriers for these materials, the range of applications and aspects to consider in specifying these materials. Author: Kiruthiga...
Visual alarm devices for fire -- IP1/13 Get guidance on how visual alarm devices (VADs) can be optimised and specified for use in the service environment. This Information Paper interprets (with a view to clarifying) the BS...
Advanced thermal insulation technologies in the built environment -- IP4/13 Get important background information on advanced insulation technologies with a view to deciding whether these products have a role to play in the design and construction of new buildings or...
Passive and reactive fire protection to structural steel -- IP6/12 Get up-to-date information on passive and reactive fire protection to structural steelwork. This Information Paper provides information on the options available to the designer, ranging from the use of unprotected...
Funding renewable energy projects -- IP18/12 Learn about funding options for renewable energy with this introduction to the Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive schemes. This Information Paper outlines the capital financing options and features case...
Potential for reducing carbon emissions from commercial and public-sector buildings -- IP3/12 Learn about how energy use in non-domestic buildings contributes to UK carbon emissions, and the savings achievable in the commercial and public-sector building stock. This Information Paper looks at scenarios...
Sustainability strategies for healthcare estates -- IP24/12 Learn about how the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has implemented sustainability strategies in its healthcare premises. This Information Paper is structured around the key themes of waste,...
Asset management and service life of concrete structures and components -- IP26/12 Learn about the asset management of concrete components and structures using data from sensor and wireless communication technology. This Information Paper describes the emerging technology and its potential uses. Author:...
Building-integrated photovoltaic systems -- IP11/12 Learn about the challenges and opportunities that manufacturers and specifiers face in using BIPV rather than bolt-on BAPV systems. Information on BIPV products currently available and some of their typical...
Biodiversity offsetting for developments -- IP10/12 Learn about the emerging mechanisms for biodiversity offsetting in the UK. This Information Paper looks at the benefits, barriers and risks, and explores way in which biodiversity offsetting can be...
Energy surveys and audits -- IP7/13 Learn about the important issues that need to be considered when specifying energy surveys and audits. This publication follows the structure of BS EN 16247-1 and reviews its content. It...
Sustainable refurbishment of the BRE Victorian Terrace: 3-Part set -- IP12/11 set Learn about the latest processes and materials for refurbishing existing buildings with this case study of BRE's Victorian Terrace at their Watford site. This 3-part set covers the design philosophy,...
Smoke detection in high ceiling spaces -- IP15/12 set Learn about the main factors influencing smoke detection in high ceiling spaces with this 2-part set of Information Papers. It reports on a programme of research conducted by BRE Trust...
Prioritising maintenance and investment in school buildings -- IP10/13 Learn about the major issues and considerations for assessing the condition of school buildings and identifying a range of factors to be considered when planning for capital investment in schools.
Smart meters and smart energy networks for dwellings -- IP2/12 Learn about the opportunities and challenges in the rapidly developing field of smart meters. Author: M Perry Publish Date: 1/4/2012 ISBN: 978-1-84806-239-9 Abstract: Great Britain is making a strong commitment...
Sustainable information technology -- IP19/12 Learn about the overall concepts that can make information technology more sustainable ('green IT'). This Information Paper serves as a basic introduction, reviews current literature and initiatives, and lists key...
Bio-resins in construction -- IP4/12 Learn about the potential for bio-resins to replace synthetic adhesives while maintaining high durability and ease of bonding. This Information Paper analyses the opportunities, challenges and current use of bio-resins...
Durability of alkali-activated binder concretes -- IP5/13 Learn about the potential of alkali-activated (AA) binder concretes. This Information Paper presents some initial results of a programme of long-term durability tests to assess the strength development and durability...
LCA and REACH -- IP7/12 Learn about the requirements of REACH and LCA and how these products relate to each other as processes for assessing the environmental impacts of products. Author: M Crookes, K Livesey...
Greener homes for Redbridge -- IP16/13 Learn about the savings, costs and cost-benefits for each dwelling involved in a programme of sustainable refurbishment. This Information Paper highlights the lessons learned for undertaking large-scale sustainable refurbishment. It...
Selecting electronic security systems -- IP1/12 Learn about the selection and procurement of electronic security systems with this concise introduction. Author: J Westlake Publish Date: 1/4/2012 ISBN: 978-1-84806-241-2 Abstract: This Information Paper provides an introduction to...
Smart Growth -- IP12/12 Learn about the Smart Growth framework for achieving sustainable development. This Information Paper draws upon existing examples that have embedded 'smart' principles into their development regimes and suggests mechanisms to...
Making use of carbon emissions in the built environment -- IP25/12 Learn how CO2 can be captured and converted into commercially useful products. This Information Paper gives a brief overview of how carbon capture and use (CCU) technologies can be used...
The Construction Products Regulation and CE marking -- IP13/12 Learn how to comply with the latest regulations under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and European Conformity (CE) marking with this Information Paper. The CPR will become compulsory in the...
Surface water run-off in the Code for Sustainable Homes -- IP6/13 The 2007 floods affected 55,000 homes in England. The Government has implemented policy changes relating to sustainable drainage requirements which are now mandatory. Find out what the mandatory surface water...
Service life prediction of timber cladding -- IP16/12 The increased use of wood in UK construction as an environmentally friendly and renewable material depends on the provision of information on its durability and service life. This Information Paper...
New requirements for fire detection and alarm network systems -- IP12/13 This BRE Information Paper will enable specifiers and fire detection and alarm systems designers to choose the most appropriate hard-wired network systems for installation in buildings and still maintain compliance...
Operating BEMS -- IP2/14 This Information Paper provides practical guidance for building users, facilities companies and engineering services providers on how to operate building energy management systems effectively and thereby realise potential energy savings.
Designing for future climate change -- IP2/13 This Information Paper shares the knowledge gained from devising a commercially viable, climate change adaptation strategy for a high-density office building. It will help building designers and commercial tenants to...
Static and dynamic wind loads on building-mounted microwind turbines -- IP14/12 This Information Paper will help manufacturers and installers to better understand the guidance given in NHBC Foundation guide NF30 to determine wind loads on microwind turbines attached to residential buildings.
Innovation in timber supply at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games -- IP17/12 Understand how the Olympic Delivery Authority achieved its objective to use only timber from known legal and sustainable sources in the construction of the Olympic Park and Olympic and Paralympic...