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Video: One Angel Square 

Video: One Angel Square

The Co-op’s recently opened 100m headquarters, One Angel Square, has a BREEAM 'outstanding' rating. This programme explores how this was achieved. watch now ...


Video: Energy efficiency and thermal comfort 

Video: Energy efficiency and thermal comfort

Key research on the impact of energy efficiency strategies - such as the installation of insulation, draught-proofing and boiler upgrades - in low-income houses. watch now ...


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 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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Towards zero carbon

The government has recently published its reply to the consultation document 'Next step to zero carbon homes – Allowable solutions'. This reply details the probable future policy in relation to 'allowable solutions 'for new build homes in the UK. That reply document is briefly discussed here. read more ...

Where are the women in construction?

What are the reasons why women are not attracted, or perhaps more correctly, find themselves deterred from joining the UK’s largest commercial sector, even though it is predicted to generate over 150,000 jobs in the next few years? read more ...

Letter of Intent

Intent or not, the Letter of Intent (LoI) is not intended as an alternative to a binding contract where the parties have clearly expressed and agreed their terms ... read more ...


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NBS News


First speakers for ‘NBS Live: Digital Thinking, Smart Building’ conference announced

A diverse mix of industry experts, from both within and outside construction, will lead the speaker line up at this year’s NBS Live conference ... read more ...


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