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BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, which offers expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. Routledge has been IHS BRE Press’ partners since 2010, distributing their publications worldwide to practitioners, researchers, and manufacturers who need to stay informed of developments in an ever-changing industry.

BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, which offers expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. Their research has the aim of creating better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses.

Their extraordinary range of cutting-edge facilities are used to test the performance of everything from individual products to whole buildings, and their specialist knowledge puts them at the forefront of global innovation. Development of the BREEAM environmental assessment method is just one example of how their research has underpinned the progress of the sustainable construction movement.

Routledge have been IHS BRE Press’ partners since 2010, distributing their publications worldwide to practitioners, researchers, and manufacturers who need to stay informed of developments in an ever-changing industry.

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Featured Books

  • Technical Guide to District Heating

    By Robin Wiltshire

    This guide is aimed at all involved in the technical aspects of district heating networks. It provides a source of information when developing new schemes or refurbishing existing schemes, focusing particularly on technical rather than financial issues. The importance of other low-carbon sources…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12
    IHS BRE Press

  • The Age and Construction of English Housing

    By Simon Nicol, Chris Beer, Chris Scott

    There are some 22.4 million homes in England, housing 52 million people. They range from the smallest studio flat to the largest palace, and vary in age from medieval castles built of local stone to new homes designed to the most exacting sustainability standards. Numerous books have been written…

    Paperback – 2014-10-31
    IHS BRE Press

  • The Cost of Poor Housing in London

    By Helen Garrett, Maggie Davidson, Simon Nicol, Mike Roys, Claire Summers

    This report summarises the results of a research project commissioned by BRE Trust to apply a methodology developed to calculate the cost of poor housing in England to the housing of London. A full description of the original methodology is contained in 'The real cost of poor housing'. The results…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    IHS BRE Press

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics in Building Design

    By Richard Chitty, Chunli Cao

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a tool that is routinely used in fire engineering analysis and the design of buildings.  This guide gives background to the CFD methodology for 'non-experts' (such as those who may have to review or approve designs where CFD has been used). It…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    IHS BRE Press

  • Delivering Sustainable Buildings

    Saving and Payback

    By Yetunde Abdul, Richard Quartermaine, David Sutton

    Research by Sweett Group and BRE has challenged the perception that sustainable buildings are necessarily more costly to build. By applying cost data from real construction projects to three case study buildings – an office, secondary school and community healthcare centre – detailed capital and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    IHS BRE Press

  • External Fire Spread

    Building Separation and Boundary Distances, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Chitty

    While the risk of fire spread between buildings cannot be eliminated completely, the aim of calculating building separation distances is to ensure that ignition of a building adjacent to a fire is sufficiently delayed to allow the Fire Service to arrive on site and take preventative action. This…

    Paperback – 2014-08-19
    IHS BRE Press

  • Housing in the UK

    National comparisons in typology, condition and cost of poor housing

    By Justine Piddington, Helen Garrett, Nowak Tad

    There is a regular call for UK housing statistics to compare them with international countries. However, statistics in the UK are compiled from the four separate and different housing stock surveys in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England which is difficult to combine as a unified whole.…

    Paperback – 2014-01-23
    IHS BRE Press

  • Refurbishing Stairs in Dwellings to Reduce the Risks of Falls and Injuries

    By Mike Roys

    More than 350,000 injuries and 550 deaths in the UK every year are caused by falls on domestic stairs and steps. Reducing the risks associated with the most hazardous stairs is relatively inexpensive, with a typical payback period of six years (based on savings for the health services). This report…

    Paperback – 2013-04-08
    IHS BRE Press

  • Structural Assessment of Large Panel Systems (LPS) Dwelling Blocks for Accidental Loading: Handbook

    By Stuart Matthews, Barry Reeves

    The progressive collapse of part of Ronan Point tower block in east London in 1968 was a very significant event in structural engineering in relation to the understanding of disproportionate damage to structures. There have been extensive research and investigations since then, including full-scale…

    Paperback – 2012-08-07
    IHS BRE Press

  • Designing Resilient Cities: A Guide to Good Practice

    (EP 103)

    By D. Rachel Lombardi, Joanne Leach, Chris Rogers

    This guide presents the Urban Futures Method to test the likely future performance of urban development and regeneration-related ‘sustainability solutions’ – actions taken today in the name of sustainability – in a series of possible future scenarios in the year 2050. If a proposed solution…

    Paperback – 2012-05-11
    IHS BRE Press