Director BRE Scotland, Wales and the South West
As Director BRE Scotland, Rufus Logan is responsible for leading the growth of BRE's business in Scotland. BRE Scotland has a long established record as lead provider of technical and consultancy support for both the construction industry and Government in Scotland. Areas of particular focus for growth are in sustainable building design; energy performance of buildings; innovation support and professional training services.
Since joining BRE in 2002, Rufus has been responsible for the creation and delivery of a wide range of strategic projects for BRE, ensuring that BRE's expertise is maximised in supporting the projects of importance to both the construction industry and local economy.
Rufus led the consortium bidding to establish and run the Knowledge Transfer Network for the Modern Built Environment (MBEKTN). Having been successful in winning this work for BRE, in partnership with Arup, CIRIA and BSRIA, Rufus was charged with establishing the MBEKTN and leading its delivery.
Rufus has taken a lead role in developing and securing for BRE a number of other strategic programmes, including BRE's Innovation Park and Visitor Centre and the SmartLIFE project. SmartLIFE is an EU supported programme led by Cambridgeshire County Council, in partnership with BRE, which has built a new training centre for construction and oversaw a build programme of over 100 new, affordable homes using modern methods of construction built to the best sustainable principles. Rufus was part of the team that developed the concept and established the BRE Innovation Park, at BRE Headquarters site at Garston in 2003.
His work on BRE's regional growth resulted in the creation of a new office in Inverness - BRE Highlands, and in 2005 BRE Wales, based at Port Talbot. Both these and other ‘regional' development activities has required the Rufus to build good, close relationships with regional Government and development organisations as well as the local construction industry.
Previously, Rufus worked for Scottish Enterprise, based in Dumfries and Galloway, responsible for supporting the growth of a number of the region's businesses and key industry sectors including tourism and the forest industries. Rufus was also part of the Scottish Enterprise Network national team that led the development and subsequent delivery of Scotland's Forest Industry Cluster Strategy 1997 - 2001.