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BRE helps government, industry and business to meet the challenges of our built environment. Today's need to combat climate change, and the significant economic and social issues we now face, are no exceptions.
Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy.
Asset Skills
Asset Skills works to improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in facilities management, housing, property, planning, cleaning and parking.
Constructing Excellence
Constructing Excellence is a unique bridge between industry, clients, government and the research community
Independent Cost Information to the built Enviroment (BCIS)
BCIS, the RICS' Building Cost Information Service, is the leading provider of cost information to the construction industry and anyone else who needs comprehensive, accurate and independent data.
Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA)
BSRIA is a test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation, providing specialist services in construction and building services.
Airto's mission is is to facilitate, and stimulate, connections and knowledge transfer between members and with other communities, and thereby support best practice for business improvement and growth.
Construction Clients Charter
Test your skills in what a client must do.Find Help to do the essential things properly. Understand some basic principles. Follow five logical steps to achieve your aims. Know why this is essential for all types of clients, large or small and the Business Case for adopting Construction Clients' Charter principles.
Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA)
CIRIA is the construction industry research and information association. Operating across market sectors and disciplines we deliver a programme of business improvement services and research activities for our members and those engaged with the delivery and operation of the built environment.
Construction Knowledge Exchange
The Centre for Knowledge Exchange (CKE) connects our academic institution with the private and public sector companies in the construction industry.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.
Environment Agency
We are an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and an Assembly Sponsored Public Body responsible to the National Assembly for Wales.
European Construction Institute (ECI)
ECI is Europe’s only transnational learning and improvement network covering the entire project cycle for Engineering Construction.
Forum for the Built Environment (FBE)
The fbe is the leading independent built environment networking organisation.
NetRegs is a partnership between the UK environmental regulators – the Environment Agency in England and Wales, SEPA in Scotland and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland.
National Platform for the Built Environment
The National Platform for the Built Environment is an industry-led group focused on promoting strategic research to industry and wider stakeholders. Find out more on this site about the National Platform's work and how to get involved.
Sponge is a network of open-minded individuals who share a particular interest in sustainable development. These individuals generally work in, or are associated with the development of our built environment; from bricks and mortar through design, engineering and planning to communities and regeneration.
Strategic Forum for Construction (SFfC)
The Strategic Forum for Construction is of the industry and for the industry. It provides an arena where all parts of the sector can discuss strategic issues facing construction and seek to develop approaches for the benefit of all.
The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) - is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products.


The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) is the primary association for contractors operating in the UK. UKCG has over 30 members who between them deliver £36 billion of construction turnover - a third of total construction output. UKCG has two main objectives, to (1) promote the interests of the construction industry; and (2) take leadership to raise standards within the industry
UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC)
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) is a membership organisation that is campaigning for a sustainable built environment – one that minimises negative environmental impacts while maximising benefits for people everywhere.
Whole life costing is a technique that quantifies financial values for buildings from inception and throughout the building’s life.
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TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, testing and certification for all aspects of transport.
MIRA is a leading independent provider of product engineering, testing, consultancy, certification, research and information.