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UK construction industry making good progress on sustainable timber 

UK construction industry making good progress on sustainable timber

The UK Construction Industry is helping to tackle deforestation by increasingly sourcing sustainable timber and timber products according to a study from WWF-UK. read more ...

 

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 ...

 

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? How to implement BIM in your business

Our series looking at what your business needs to do to be BIM ready ahead of the mandated use of Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects continues. In this instalment we investigate potential implementation approaches with advice on how to deal with feedback and ensure you come in on budget. read more ...

 
Passivhaus projects recognised at Trust awards

A reinterpreted farmstead has become the first Certified Passivhaus in Northumberland and winner of the Small Projects Category at the 2015 Passivhaus Awards organised by the Passivhaus Trust. 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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NBS News

 

Heritage Open Days set celebrate England’s architecture

Don’t miss your chance to explore a range of architectural gems that are usually off-limits to members of the public from 10 to 13 September. read more ...

 
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 ...

 

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