Specification is an essential part of the design process. A badly
written specification can cause major problems for every member of the
project team, and can cost the client a great deal of money. A well
written specification can enhance project delivery and save money.
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The UK Construction Industry is helping to tackle deforestation by increasingly sourcing sustainable timber and timber products according to a study from WWF-UK. read more ... 'UK construction industry making good progress on sustainable timber'
A report has set out possible options for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster at significant cost to the taxpayer. We explore some of the options. read more ... 'Parliament restoration: Options tabled for overhaul of Palace of Westminster'
We've touched on the benefits of 'living walls' or 'green walls' before on theNBS.com but with summer hopefully just around the corner it felt like a good time to venture outdoors to explore two rather impressive examples in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. read more ... 'Green wall success means Newcastle's really growing places '
BIM involves generating a visual model of a building which also manages data about it, at the design stage, throughout the construction phase and during its working life. read more ... 'What is BIM?'
Our series looking at what your business needs to do to be BIM ready ahead of the mandated use of Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects continues. In this instalment we investigate potential implementation approaches with advice on how to deal with feedback and ensure you come in on budget. read more ... on 'Are you BIM ready? How to implement BIM in your business'
A reinterpreted farmstead has become the first Certified Passivhaus in Northumberland and winner of the Small Projects Category at the 2015 Passivhaus Awards organised by the Passivhaus Trust. read more ... on 'Passivhaus projects recognised at Trust awards'
Want to know more about the development of the NBS BIM Toolkit? Read our story so far ... read more ... on 'NBS BIM Toolkit: The development story so far'
Don’t miss your chance to explore a range of architectural gems that are usually off-limits to members of the public from 10 to 13 September. read more ... on 'Heritage Open Days set celebrate England’s architecture'
In direct response to the feedback received so far, we released an update on 7 May 2015 which includes additional information and functionality. read more ... on 'Latest update to the NBS BIM Toolkit public beta'