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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Anything that involves changes to a well-established practice, will be confronted with resistance. However things do need to move on and change, hence the long overdue update of the RIBA Plan of Work. read more ... on 'Out with the old, in with the new: the RIBA Plan of Work 2013'
This year, RIBA replaces the 50-year old Plan of
Work (PoW) with a new revamped version that will see
the traditional 11 alphabetically arranged work
stages replaced by seven numbered stages.
watch now ... 'Video: RIBA Plan of Work 2013'
BIM objects are much more than just graphical representations. read now ... 'A picture paints a thousand words, but never underestimate the power of text'
Romi Khosla Design Studio's Polyclinic for the Destitute opened at the end of 2012. This programme, shot on location with interviews from the architect, is a critical appraisal of the building and its design ambitions. watch now ... 'Video: Polyclinic for the Destitute, Old Delhi'
It has been suggested by some that, rather than developing or implementing Uniclass2, we in the UK should switch to OmniClass, used in North America. John Gelder, Head of content development and sustainability, takes a critical look at OmniClass, comparing it throughout with Uniclass2. read more ... on 'OmniClass™: a critique'
Following on from his initial OmniClass critique, John Gelder now looks in detail at the Work Results Table, assessing how easy it would be to integrate the specification component of the building information model (BIM) along the project timeline. read more ... on 'OmniClass™ Work Results: a critique'
It's always great to hear from customers as it helps us find out if what we are doing is right and to continue to develop our products and services in line with what our customers need. Find out what our customer are saying. read more ... on 'A few words from our happy customers...'
NBS are proud to join with the Construction Products Association (CPA) and RIBA Insight in an event aimed directly at manufacturers. read more ... on '18 June 2013 – The business case for BIM – why do manufacturers need to know about BIM?'