Last week Jamie Deere, Aggs and Asphalt Technician, was lucky enough to pay a visit to the BRE (British Research Establishment). The reason for the visit was to gain knowledge about Tag & Track systems that are used within the building industry (on our green railway sleepers) and how they can be related to BIM (Building Information Modelling).
Jamie comments: “The BRE is a fantastic establishment with nearly 100 years worth of knowledge and innovation within the building industry. It was involved in such things like building a 1:50 scale model of the Mohne Dam, which was used by Barnes Wallis to develop the bouncing bomb made famous by 617 Squadron (The Dambusters).
The BRE has also developed and built such things as eco homes, flood resistant houses, came up with solutions to the affordable homes crisis and developed many of the building materials we use today – it is like the Q branch of the building world! They come up with new solutions that provide future value to business and customers. I would highly recommend a visit to this establishment and would like to give thanks to my mentor, Paul Crowther, for organising the visit and to Rangi Bassi of the BRE for delivering the presentation and being a fantastic host.”