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 Co-op’s recently opened £100m headquarters, One Angel Square, has a BREEAM 'outstanding' rating. This programme explores how this was achieved. watch now ... 'Video: One Angel Square'
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?'
24 September 2014
This conference will will guide you through the RIBA Plan of Work, detailing how to implement and execute a BIM strategy, from the beginning of a project through to its completion ... read more ...
7 October 2014
Knowing which contract to select for your project can often be a minefield. With over 200 standard building contracts to navigate through, it can be confusing as to which contract to use. This seminar has been carefully developed to help you make the right choice and select the most appropriate contract for your build. ... read more ...
Digital Thinking, Smart Building – 4 November 2014
Following on from its successful launch in 2013, the RIBAJ and NBS are teaming up to create and produce another one-day conference that will provide you with the support, content and information you need to excel in your profession ... read more ...
The August 2014 update to the masonry content in NBS Create brought with it a new, more flexible way to specify masonry systems and products. The new method differs significantly from the original approach, so this article aims to explain the basic methodology, and give some illustrated examples for common masonry constructions. read more ... on 'Specifying masonry systems in NBS Create'
Building Information Modelling (BIM) helps all construction service providers to apply the same design approach to building and infrastructure projects; in effect creating designs with intelligent objects. This article discusses COBie and unified Uniclass. read more ... on 'BIM explained (part four) '
The Government's controversial 'Help to Buy' scheme seems to have brought the UK housebuilding market back to life, following an extremely difficult few years. However, the industry is facing an ironic problem, given its dependency on masonry; a shortage of bricks ... read more ... on 'Brick shortages'
The Government has recently published its reply to the consultation document, Next step to zero carbon homes – Allowable solutions. This reply details the probable future policy in relation to ‘allowable solutions’ for new build homes in the UK. That reply document is briefly discussed here. read more ... on 'Towards zero carbon'
NBS can help you boost your hours and learning points, by attending our annual NBS Live Conference: Digital Thinking, Smart Building you can gain double CPD points ... read more ... on 'Double CPD points at NBS Live Conference: Digital Thinking, Smart Building'