CEMARS success

Alison Guscott   04 Nov 2016 BAM continually strives to reduce carbon emissions, and for the sixth consecutive year we have been accredited with a CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) Gold Certificate. But emission reduction is often a long process and is something that all countries, companies and individuals struggle to tackle.  
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Is the BREEAM boom over?

Dr Hardip Mann   17 Oct 2016 At BAM we have delivered many sustainable new projects, many of them assessed, rated and third party certified to BREEAM. But as a BREEAM Assessor, I often get asked: is the BREEAM boom over? 
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My experience of the Circular Building

Emily Fanning   06 Oct 2016 Before going into my third year at university, I spent time learning about what BAM’s Design and Sustainability divisions do. I was lucky that my visit coincided with London Design Week, where BAM was involved with the Circular Building exhibition – a temporary structure that aims to show visitors how to adopt a more circular approach to how they live and work.
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World Environment Day 2016

Hanna Hayward   28 Jul 2016 This year's theme for World Environment Day was ‘Go Wild for Life’, which focussed on wildlife crime and endangered species. While we don’t have any rhinos, sea turtles, tigers or elephants on our sites, we do have the opportunity to support the species living in our own local environments.
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Experiencing more than photocopying

Philippa Murray   18 Jul 2016 Before doing my work experience placement at BAM I would have said that construction is mainly for men and that there are limited jobs within the industry - the main ones being architects, project managers and brick layers. However, after doing my placement I now know there are men and women doing a range of jobs.
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What is dementia?

Beth Kidd   16 May 2016 What is Dementia? Before working for BAM I would probably have answered “It’s what happens to old people and it’s when they forget important things.” But having had the pleasure of managing BAM’s charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland over the last 12 months, I now know that dementia is more than that. 
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Making the transition to ISO 14001:2015

Kris Karslake   22 Feb 2016 Since attending ‘Making the Transition to ISO14001:2015’ training course, I like many other environmental managers, have realised that we need to shake things up if our businesses are to keep hold of their Environmental Management System certificates. Making the transition to 2015 standards means thinking about sustainability from the outset, not just fitting it into current processes.
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Moving forward from the #ParisAgreement

Jesse Putzel   17 Dec 2015 Following the recent global climate talks in Paris over the last few weeks, we now have an agreement between 196 nations to act on climate change. This is unprecedented and it’s great news. In the building sector, taking strong action on climate change poses a great opportunity...
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