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Case study: Sheffield's Botanical Gardens 

Case study: Sheffield's Botanical Gardens

As part of our series of case studies, we look at how Sheffield City Council used our specification product NBS Building on the multi-million pound redevelopment of the city's Botanical Gardens and its plans to implement NBS Create. read more ...


NBS BIM Toolkit development now well underway 

NBS BIM Toolkit development now well underway

NBS are on course to deliver a BIM Toolkit ahead of the 2016 deadline for the use of Level 2 BIM on public sector projects. Here, we round-up what has happened so far and take a look at what you can expect when the service launches. read more ...


Case study: Liverpool Central Library 

Case study: Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool Central Library and Archive reopened to the public in May 2013 after a £50 million refurbishment that took almost three years. read more ...


What is BIM? 

What is BIM?

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 ...


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Are you BIM ready? What your business needs to do before 2016 (Part 3)

The third part of an ongoing series, this month looks at conducting a risk analysis, and beginning to make a business case for BIM implementation ... read more ...

Challenging Final Certificates: making the right decision

A recent judgement serves as a reminder for parties looking to challenge Final Certificates – whether through adjudication, arbitration or legal proceedings – to do so in a timely manner ... read more ...

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and NBS

Changes to CDM regulations are due to come into effect on 6 April 2015. Find out what NBS and construction contract publishers will be doing to reflect these changes. read more ...

Resolving disputes through mediation

When disputes arise mediation is one mechanism, among many others, available to help parties resolve their differences. These mechanisms can be broadly described as alternative dispute resolution or ADR ... read more ...

Architecture students not fit for practice?

The Skills Survey Report sheds new light on the expectations of both employers and recent graduates ... read more ...


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NBS News


Ecobuild 2015: Preview of the BIM Toolkit a highlight of the NBS curated BIM programme

Attendees at this year’s Ecobuild will be given an early opportunity to preview and comment on the development of the government-sponsored BIM Toolkit ... read more ...

Architectural graduates lack the knowledge to build what they design says survey

Architecture schools are not equipping students for the realities of life in practice according to a major new survey undertaken by RIBA Appointments. read more ...


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