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Video: Berlin’s Museum for Architectural Drawing 

Video: Berlin’s Museum for Architectural Drawing

This new gallery for architectural drawings, designed by German/Russian practice SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov recently won the ar+d awards in the UK. It is a small 500m² gallery in Berlin, constructed in five above-ground tiers. watch now ...


Video: One Angel Square 

Video: One Angel Square

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 ...


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NBS Live

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 ...


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6 things you need to know about sustainability

The views of the construction industry do not always line up. A variety of opinions does not always lend itself to leadership. Through industry research on a range of topics, NBS is trying to understand these different views and beliefs in an effort to find out where this industry stands now, and where it might be headed in the future ... read more ...

New NBS National BIM Library website launched for designers

The NBS National BIM Library website has had a complete makeover. Find out how it helps designers and specifiers discover BIM content more easily. read more ...


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NBS News


Get an exclusive first look at BIM digital toolkit for the Technology Strategy Board

At NBS Live, the BIM Stream will begin with an exclusive presentation from some of those on the team that will deliver the BIM Toolkit. read more ...

‘Game changing’ NBS BIM Object Standard embraced by industry

The NBS BIM Object Standard has been welcomed by the industry, with Dale Sinclair, Director of Technical Practice at AECOM describing it as ‘game changing’ ... read more ...

Government lags behind construction industry in commitment to sustainability

The Government needs to take a stronger lead on sustainability according to the latest Sustainability Report published by NBS. read more ...


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