Podcast

BDE Podcast – Concrete Eating Robot pt.1

Every now and again you might happen across an idea. If you’re like me the idea’s generally not yours, and you’re thinking that’s so simple why didn’t I rethink of that. I have come to the conclusion that largely it is how our minds have been conditioned to operate. If you have been brought up... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – LABC pt.2

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – LABC pt.2 So LABC, and particularly our interviewee Doug Basen, are the first to admit that the ‘dark days’ pre 1984 were not not the best at promoting their organisation as providing a service of which they were proud. But fortunately for us all, things have a habit of changing.With the advent... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – LABC 1

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – LABC 1 Your time in the construction industry will determine what iteration of Building Control you may have encountered. Prior to the 1984 Building Act there was the largely adversarial system, where Building Control often went out of their way to make life difficult for all involved. We look back upon those... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – BIM and Passivhaus 2

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – BIM and Passivhaus 2 Passivhaus has been around for so long now, it can pretty much take care of itself – in suitably trained hands that is. However, BIM, we discover, is a process that can add value to any design mode. So yes Passivhaus can and does benefit, but not in... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – BIM and Passivhaus 1

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – BIM and Passivhaus 1 We can go back 22 years to find the birth of Passivhaus, and depending upon which expert you speak to, a good many more to discover the grass roots that has blossomed into today’s pursuit of the holy grail of ‘BIM’. So what happens when you combine the... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – BIM pt.2

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – BIM pt.2 The construction industry taslks incessantly about ‘doing BIM’, but BIM is as much a mindset change, as a software upgrade. To get different and improved results we must all learn a modified approach to the production and management of our information. In this concluding episode of the BRE subject trilogy... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – BIM 1

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – BIM pt.1 Building Information Modelling, or BIM as it has become so popularly known, is not new; although the BIM acronymn has been popularised by a well known CAD software industry giant, and so has become the default reference for this hugely developing arm of the construction industry. Infact this arm now... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – Grand Designs Live 2013

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Grande Designs Live 2013 I was pleased to be invited to be part of the ‘Ask an Expert’ stand at Grand Designs Live. It was rewarding to assist members oif the public who are understandably not versed in the intricacies of building design and construction, either get to on the right track,... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – George Clarke at Grand Designs Live 2013

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – George Clarke at Grand Designs Live 2013 Grand Designs Live has arguably taken over, or is at least now sharing the mantle, once held by the Ideal Home Exhibition, as the consumer champion for all things to make our lives a more comfortable in a less stressed environment, including the ultimate DIY... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – Passivhaus 2

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Passivhaus pt.2 First published Monday 13 May 2013 This is part 2 of the second in a trilogy of podcasts featuring experts in their field from the BRE (Building Research Establishment). We continue our chat on Passivhaus, with Mark Standen – senior consultant in ‘Energy and Low Carbon Futures’ – incorporating Passivhaus.... Read more »

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