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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NBS Live recently took place at the Business Design Centre, London. The conference was split into four streams based around key construction industry topics, and here we present an overview of the day from a BIM point of view. read more ... 'NBS Live – The BIM Room'
Unsurprisingly, with an increasing number of architects and designers wanting to take advantage of China’s emerging construction, many UK architects are looking east to find streets paved with gold... read more ... 'Video: So... you want to build in China'
The Park Theatre is the first theatre to use rooflights in the auditoriums to bring in natural light. watch now ... 'Video: Park Theatre by David Hughes Architects'
BRE Global are working to ensure that findings from fire investigations are made available to the fire community, and other stakeholders. read more ... 'Fire safety and solar electric/photovoltaic systems'
When Twyford Bathrooms wanted to create an innovative online specification tool based on the content of their well-respected Specification Manual of products, they came to discuss this with NBS. read more ... on 'Twyford Bathrooms SpecMaster - Case Study'
The latest book associated with the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 has been published. 'Assembling a collaborative project team' is a practical look at how the project team can be brought together as a whole – client, design team and contractor. read more ... on 'The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Toolbox'
Further education is certainly the most receptive, flexible and innovative sector of the education system, with students at the core of the work and development of its universities, colleges and work based learning providers. read more ... on 'Equality and diversity in architecture and built environment courses'
Demolition as we think we know it is already largely a thing of the past; revolutionized by high-tech engineering and sustainability solutions. But these may be just temporary works. Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! has looked into the crystal wrecking ball and foresees more dramatic changes ahead. read more ... on 'Demise of the demolition men?'
To help find out how the UK could reduce carbon dioxide emissions, a programme called Retrofit for the Future was launched in 2009 which catalysed the retrofit of over 100 homes across the UK, stimulating innovation from businesses involved in energy efficiency and carbon emissions reduction. read more ... on 'Retrofit for the future'
We're pleased to announce that the fourth National BIM survey is now open. We will issue a pre-release report to participants; so if you take part, you'll be among the first to see the findings. We do hope you'll take the time to take part. read more ... on 'National BIM survey 2014 now open'
The Construction Information Technology Alliance (CITA) are hosting a 2 day BIM Conference on 'Leveraging Building Information Modelling' as part of the Irish Government's 2013 Gathering Initiative on 14-15 November 2013... read more ... on 'CITA BIM Gathering 14-15 November 2013'
This new online tool enables you to create comprehensive Twyford sanitaryware specifications in NBS format... read more ... on 'What is SpecMaster Online and how will it benefit me?'