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Parliament restoration: Options tabled for overhaul of Palace of Westminster 

Parliament restoration: Options tabled for overhaul of Palace of Westminster

A report has set out possible options for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster at significant cost to the taxpayer. We explore some of the options. read more ...


Green wall success means Newcastle's really growing places  

Green wall success means Newcastle's really growing places

We've touched on the benefits of 'living walls' or 'green walls' before on theNBS.com but with summer hopefully just around the corner it felt like a good time to venture outdoors to explore two rather impressive examples in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. 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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Sustainability in Australia

Most countries have some ambition when it comes to setting an exemplar approach for the development of sustainable buildings. Here John Gelder, formerly of NBS and now a lecturer in Construction for the School of Natural and Built Environments at the University of South Australia, assesses Australia's approach. ... read more ...

Cross-industry support for Level 2 BIM

Leading voices from some of the major UK construction institutions and organizations give their thoughts on the road towards Level 2 BIM ... read more ...

Are you BIM ready? What your business needs to do before 2016 (Part 5)

The fifth 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 ...

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 ...


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Latest update to the NBS BIM Toolkit public beta

In direct response to the feedback received so far, we released an update on 7 May 2015 which includes additional information and functionality. 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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