Construction and Built Environment Update - September 2015

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Construction and Built Environment Update
September 2015


Eurocodes: How to use them and how to realize their potential for your business



It has been five years since the conflicting British Standards to the Eurocodes were withdrawn and nearly two years since the Building Regulations were amended to reference the Eurocodes.



This paper is intended to address the challenges that this change presents and provide useful insights into the benefits of using the Eurocodes for those who are relatively new to them.



The topics the white paper looks at includes:




The challenges facing engineers
Overcoming those challenges
Recognizing the benefits
Aiming for efficiency
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This truly transformational tool makes it easier for you to navigate, understand, implement and embed the Codes, especially at a time when organizations need to start switching over to the Eurocodes, as more and more clients start to demand their use on their projects.


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BS 8895 series for designing for material efficiency



This series is a suite of codes of practice that address specific and interrelated issues and processes of material efficiency in building projects in line with the RIBA Plan of Work.



BS 8895-1 gives recommendations for the process by which design and project teams seek to maximize material efficiency through design. It outlines what material efficiency in design involves and how the process of designing for material efficiency is implemented through the Strategic Definition and Preparation and Brief stages of a project.


BS 8895-2 gives recommendations for the processes, information exchanges and responsibilities for design teams to incorporate into projects at the Concept Design and Developed Design Stages of a building project. This is a key part to achieve higher levels of resource efficiency in a building project.
 
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BS ISO 14046: assess your water footprint




To get a better understanding of water related impacts as a basis for improved water management at local, regional, national and global levels, BSI have published BS ISO 14046 that looks to help your organization conduct and report a water footprint assessment and identify potential environmental impacts related to water.


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BIM Conference 2015




After two sold out conferences last year, BSI’s BIM Conference is back on 30 September 2015. Join us to hear from industry experts about the increasingly important role of BIM in all areas of the construction and civil engineering industry.


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What are the impacts on material efficiency of energy-related products?


The European Commission are drafting a revised standardization request (SR) to support the Ecodesign Directive, promoting increased material efficiency of energy-related products. 



BSI is promoting the free to attend event Material efficiency of energy-related products on the 2 October 2015. 


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BS 8543:2015 Complaint handling in organizations - Specifications


Today’s organizations need a process whereby they can manage complaints efficiently and effectively. This should be done in such a way that the organization, its customers and its complainants all benefit.  


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