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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 ...


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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NBS BIM Toolkit: The development story so far

Want to know more about the development of the NBS BIM Toolkit? Read our story so far ... read more ...

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 ...

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and NBS

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


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NBS News


NBS to release BIM Toolkit at BIM Show Live

The BIM Toolkit required to complete Level 2 BIM will move into its public beta phase on Wednesday 8 April at BIM Show Live in Manchester. 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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