Ten Steps to a BREEAM-Y New Building.

By northblock|February 20, 2015|Awards, BREEAM, Carbon, Cycle Storage, Environment, Glass Roof, Green Project, North Block, Rainwater Harvester, Senate House, Sustainability, University of London|0 comments

There is a buzzword in building these days – a green, faintly fishy word. BREEAM. It’s an acronym for an international, sustainable standard of construction: the altogether less memorable, Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. At SOAS – as anyone who studies or teaches here will know – we care about the environment. And over the last few years the School has set itself the goal of being greener. We’ve

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We couldn’t have done it without: Mace

By northblock|November 10, 2014|Awards, BREEAM, Brunel, Emirates Air Line, Green Project, Kingston, Mace, North Block, Olympics, Senate House, The Shard|0 comments

SOAS was on to a winner when Mace was selected to provide project management and initial design services to the North Block Project back in August 2012. They’re the contracting world’s biggest over-achievers – green and squeaky clean – with a bursting trophy cabinet to prove it. Mace has won Building Magazine’s Major Contractor of the Year seven times straight. And this year they added the Women in Construction Award

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