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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As a technology, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has been around for more than a decade, but it is still a relatively new material as far as the UK construction industry goes. read more ... 'Cross laminated timber explained'
This programme will be of benefit to architects, structural engineers, project managers and construction specialists who wish to understand how concrete can be used on walls, columns, slabs and ceilings as a specified architectural finish. watch now ... on 'Video: Visual concrete'
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?'
This one-day conference will look the housing market and where custom builds sit within it. It will assess how large custom build can become a reality and explore the key opportunities for architects in this burgeoning market. read more ...
The latest revisions to the Scottish Building Standards and Technical Handbooks, which came into force in October 2013, brought a number of technical changes. NBS Technical Author Donald Duncan MCIAT outlines what has changed, as well as what hasn't. read more ... on 'Changes to the Scottish Building Standards – 2013 and beyond'
The first International BIM Survey has revealed that UK consultants who do not adopt BIM could struggle to secure overseas work... read more ... on 'Failure to adopt BIM could affect consultants' ability to work internationally'
This article by Koko Udom, Head of Contacts and Law, briefly introduces the FIDIC contracts which are reputed as the leading contracts in international engineering and construction projects... read more ... on 'A brief introduction to FIDIC contracts'
ANCON, manufacturer of high integrity steel fixings, has launched a comprehensive BIM object library to support the industry’s transition to digital building modelling. read more ... on 'Ancon launches BIM object library'
Quantum Flooring has become the first flooring accessories manufacturer to create and distribute BIM objects for stair nosings. read more ... on 'Quantum BIM objects now live on NBS National BIM Library'