Who we are

 

BRE Europe (through BRE Global Ireland) was established in 2018 to provide our clients with robust CE Marking services, testing, certification and training in a post-Brexit environment.

Meet the team

BRE services in Europe

Our team of experts bridge the demand in testing, certification, training and information management in Europe with over 100 years of research in built environment by BRE Group.

 

BRE Academy

BRE Academy training

The BRE Academy is the leading
training provider
for the built environment.

    • CEEQUAL
      CEEQUAL is the world leading sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects.
    • Fire & Safety
      Practical courses for the most important element of design, construction, and maintenance.

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Certification

Let your clients know that your products and services will reliably do the jobs that they are intended to do.

    • BIM Practitioner Certification
      BIM Practitioner Certification demonstrates skills learnt during training according to ISO 19650-1:2018 and ISO 19650-2:2018.
    • ISO
      ISO 9001 The world’s most established quality framework for assessing and certifying an organisation’s quality management system.
    • BREEAM
      – the mark of sustainability for buildings and communities in more than 90 countries.
    • Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
      –  in line with the European standard EN 15804, and developed in consultation with industry.

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Testing

We pride ourselves on being able to provide the answer to virtually any construction-related testing question.

    • Indoor environment testing
      Our testing and monitoring services include: acoustics, airtightness testing, energy use, HVAC, air quality, lighting assessments, pollution and ventilation.
    • Acoustics testing
      Within our dedicated UKAS accredited testing laboratories (0578) we are able to offer a wide range of acoustic services
    • Fire safety testing
      With one of the largest fire research and testing laboratories in Europe, we offer fire resistance testing for the construction, marine, offshore and other industries.

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Net zero
strategic advisory

Achieve net zero carbon goals, become more sustainable and support your ESG assessment and reporting.

    • Net Zero Route Map
      Where do you begin to realise your ambitions and aspirations? BRE Strategic Advisory can work with your organisation to plot a path to Net Zero Carbon and Sustainability.
    • Pre-Demolition and Pre-Refurbishment Audits and the Circular Economy
      – determine which products and materials could be reused or recycled with trusted, independent advice.
    • Science Based Target Initiative
      – work with BRE Strategic Advisory to submit your net zero target for validation by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), communicate your commitment to stakeholders, and track target progress.

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Construction site reporting (SmartWaste)

Sustainability and environmental monitoring and reporting software for construction, property development, offsite and product manufacturing.

    • Collate data in one place
      Construction management software allows you to collate all your projects’ environmental impacts in one place to easily compare project performance and produce comprehensive reports for more efficient environmental management.
    • Manage compliance with regulations
      Detailed information on waste arisings, waste management routes and waste management companies including licence and permit information can be used to demonstrate compliance.
    • Set targets for improving performance
      SmartWaste data can be used to compare project and company performance with industry benchmarks, highlight areas for improvement and savings (including time and money) and set targets to reduce the environmental impacts of construction projects.

Learn more on SmartWaste

 

Information Management using BIM

Clear, accurate and complete information, during and after construction

    • BIM training
      BRE Academy’s ISO 19650 training programme has been developed and is delivered by BRE’s technical experts, who are active in standards committees and have a wealth of practical experience.
    • BIM Certification for Businesses
      Demonstrate ISO 19650-2:2018 Information management compliance for your business.
    • BIM Certification for Individuals
      Demonstrate ISO 19650-2:2018 Information management competence with our certification pathways for Individuals

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INAB Accreditation

BRE Global Ireland is accredited to both ISO 17065 & ISO 17020. This accreditation was awarded by INAB, who audit BREGI annually in early March. Each audit focuses on different aspects of the accreditation standards, as well as a general overview of ongoing activities.

EC Notification

The successful maintenance of our accreditation is critical to maintaining our EC notification. Our EC notification is effectively our license to trade.

What is the CE Mark?

 

The affixation of a CE Mark to a product is a declaration to the end-user that a product has met the requirements of European standards. Coupled with the Declaration of Performance (DoP), this allows end-users to determine the performance of a product and compare this with other products under a common technical approach.

 

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The benefits of CE Certification

  • Constancy of performance
  • Ability to sell the product in any country of the European Internal Market
  • Health & Safety
  • Encourages continual improvement of manufacturing processes
  • Occasionally used outside the EU as assurance of the performance and constancy of a product

Voluntary CE Marking

Where an EN standard does not exist for a product, the client is not obliged to CE mark their product, however they may choose to voluntarily CE mark their products by engaging with a Technical Assessment Body (TAB).

The product is assessed against a European Assessment Document (EAD), from this assessment a European Technical Assessment (ETA) document is drafted and eventually issued.

Our Clients

BRE Global Ireland provides CE certification to clients across the world.

 

  • China: 275 Certificates
  • USA: 44 Certificates
  • UK: 500 Certificates
  • Italy: 338 Certificates

We work with

     

Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) member

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Construction IT Alliance (CITA) contributor

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Irish Notified Body Network (INBN) member

Innovation Parks Network

 

BREGI Impartiality Committee

Our office and team

 

BRE Global Ireland is based on the DCU Alpha Innovation Campus in Glasnevin. Our team consists of a staff of 17, across the areas of certification, administration, management and the Board of Directors. It is intended that the team will grow with the recruitment of 3 full-time staff by the end of the calendar year.

John White

Position: General Manager
Phone: 00353 83 3656997
Email: [email protected]
Categories: BREGI Team

Worked in management systems, training and software for past 12 years prior to joining BRE Global Ireland. My focus right now is to grow our international business and assist clients with their testing and certification requirements.

John White

General Manager

Worked in management systems, training and software for past 12...

Liam Costello

Position: Certification Engineer for Passive & Construction
Email: [email protected]
Categories: BREGI Team

Prior to joining BREGI, I worked for a main contractor in the construction sector, I was responsible for meeting the quality control program on site, compliance with building control and liaison with the client’s design team. Earlier in my career, I gained a significant amount of experience in the field of Modern Methods of Construction, dealing with design development, production operations, the supply chain, installation on site and handover. I ensure that there is a very strong focus on meeting the client’s requirements, quality control and attention to detail.

Liam Costello

Certification Engineer for Passive & Construction

Prior to joining BREGI, I worked for a main contractor...

Alberto Gutierrez

Position: Project Manager
Email: [email protected]
Categories: BREGI Team

Before I joined BRE Global Ireland, I developed my career in Administration and Customer Service at different companies in Madrid and Dublin, but it was in my last job when I started a new path that has defined my future expectations. I started working in Project Management in an environmental company based in DCU Alpha and I have brought this experience with me to BRE where I feel in the right place to keep improving my skills in a in an innovative construction environment.

Alberto Gutierrez

Project Manager

Before I joined BRE Global Ireland, I developed my career...

Alan Turvey

Position: Business Development Manager BRE Europe
Email: [email protected]
Categories: BREGI Team

I have worked in testing and certification since 2000. Initially, fire testing to BS & EN standards, before joining the BRE Global (UK Office) in 2016. I moved into certification in 2017 as a certification manager for the cables team, responsible for the UK and International clients, managing cable certification projects from initial inquiry to final project sign-off.
I moved to BRE Global Ireland in 2019 as Certification Engineer for Passive and have continued to develop my role, focusing on the management and undertaking of EU-related Notified Body certification activities.

Alan Turvey

Business Development Manager BRE Europe

I have worked in testing and certification since 2000. Initially,...

Contact us

 

Call us on +353 (1) 556 92 49 if you would like to know more about the services offered by BRE Global Ireland, or use the enquiry form

BRE Global Ireland
DCU Alpha
Old Finglas Road
Glasnevin
Dublin, D11 KXN4