Specification is an essential part of the design process. A badly
written specification can cause major problems for every member of the
project team, and can cost the client a great deal of money. A well
written specification can enhance project delivery and save money.
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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 ... 'Video: Berlin’s Museum for Architectural Drawing'
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 ... 'What is BIM?'
24 September 2014
This conference will will guide you through the RIBA Plan of Work, detailing how to implement and execute a BIM strategy, from the beginning of a project through to its completion ... read more ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... on 'Solar power and the capacity crunch'
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 ... on 'New NBS National BIM Library website launched for designers'
Building Information Modelling (BIM) helps all construction service providers to apply the same design approach to building and infrastructure projects – in effect, sharing structured information and creating designs with intelligent objects. read more ... on 'BIM explained'
The August 2014 update to the masonry content in NBS Create brought with it a new, more flexible way to specify masonry systems and products. The new method differs significantly from the original approach, so this article aims to explain the basic methodology, and give some illustrated examples for common masonry constructions. read more ... on 'Specifying masonry systems in NBS Create'
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 ... on 'NBS awarded £1m contract to complete level 2 BIM for HM Government'