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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 ...


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Which contract? Navigating your way through the procurement maze

7 October 2014

Knowing which contract to select for your project can often be a minefield. With over 200 standard building contracts to navigate through, it can be confusing as to which contract to use. This seminar has been carefully developed to help you make the right choice and select the most appropriate contract for your build. ... read more ...

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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Solar power and the capacity crunch

Going off-grid was once the sign of a truly ‘deep green’ approach to life. But with the National Grid facing a capacity crunch this winter, changes in technology and a new UK Solar Strategy just published, now may be the right time to rethink our attitudes to solar power ... 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


Launch of BIM Object Standard will transform the industry

The adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is set to be transformed by the introduction of the first standard specification for BIM objects by NBS. read more ...

NBS awarded £1m contract to complete level 2 BIM for HM Government

A team led by NBS has won the £1 million Technology Strategy Board contract to take forward development of the Digital Toolkit for Building Information Modelling (BIM). The BIM toolkit has the potential to transform the procurement of buildings and infrastructure by defining and testing the BIM data required at each stage of the project. read more ...


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