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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BIM objects are much more than just graphical representations. read now ... 'A picture paints a thousand words, but never underestimate the power of text'
Romi Khosla Design Studio's Polyclinic for the Destitute opened at the end of 2012. This programme, shot on location with interviews from the architect, is a critical appraisal of the building and its design ambitions. watch now ... 'Video: Polyclinic for the Destitute, Old Delhi'
NBS took part in the North East BIM Hub
competition. Follow what happened during the event.
read more ... 'North East BIM Hub competition'
This NBS TV programme explains the changes and examines several of the new diagrams and explains slight shifts in technical guidance. watch now ... on 'Video: New Approved Documents K and P: 2013'
Most textbooks on sustainable construction give wood a good report for its genuine green credentials, but timber is much more than just a construction product. Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! joins the nemophilists on a ramble through the forest of targets, regulations and innovations. read more ... on 'Calling all nemophilists: five (more) reasons to talk about trees'
In 2011, the Construction Strategy targeted savings of 15% to 20% by the end of this parliament in 2015. Are these savings achievable? Ahmed Zghari investigates. read more ... on 'The cost saving benefits of BIM'
CITB is researching BIM-related skills needs arising amongst traditional occupations within contractors, sub-contractors and trades-people. CITB would really like to hear from sub/small contractors with site-experience of BIM – are there any you can suggest? read more ... on 'NBS supporting CITB BIM research – you can help too'
The NBS National BIM Library has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards, Building Awards 2013 Finalist for BIM Initiative of the Year, and BIM Initiative of the Year award in the Construction News Awards 2013, alongside NBS Create, shortlisted for the Digital Built Britain Award. read more ... on 'NBS National BIM Library and prestigious award nominations'