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Introducing the BIM Toolkit 

Introducing the BIM Toolkit

The BIM Toolkit was presented publicly for the first time at NBS Live by members of the core team and with the BIM Task Group's Dave Philp as chair of the session. read more ...


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 ...


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 ...


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Scottish Building Standards – 2015 Preview

The Scottish Government, Building Standards Division (BSD) has published new guidance regarding Building Standards compliance from 1 October 2015, including new Technical Handbooks with major revisions to Section 6 (Energy) Domestic & Non-domestic. ... read more ...

3D printing and the construction industry

This article covers the different techniques used in 3D printing, the advantages and disadvantages of using 3D printing in the construction industry, and some case studies of current and future ideas ... 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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Prepare RIBA Building Contracts online with NBS

You can now create one of the new RIBA Building Contracts via an online tool developed by NBS in conjunction with the RIBA ... read more ...

Constructing Excellence National Awards Project of the Year 2014

NBS was delighted to be supporting Constructing Excellence National Awards for the first time this year as headline sponsors – and even more so to be presenting the prestigious Project of the Year Award. read more ...


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