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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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 ... 'Parliament restoration: Options tabled for overhaul of Palace of Westminster'
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 ... 'Green wall success means Newcastle's really growing places '
Liverpool Central Library and Archive reopened to the public in May 2013 after a £50 million refurbishment that took almost three years. read more ... 'Case study: Liverpool Central Library'
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?'
Most countries have some ambition when it comes to setting an exemplar approach for the development of sustainable buildings. Here John Gelder, formerly of NBS and now a lecturer in Construction for the School of Natural and Built Environments at the University of South Australia, assesses Australia's approach. ... read more ... on 'Sustainability in Australia'
Leading voices from some of the major UK construction institutions and organizations give their thoughts on the road towards Level 2 BIM ... read more ... on 'Cross-industry support for Level 2 BIM'
The fifth part of an ongoing series, this month looks at conducting a risk analysis, and beginning to make a business case for BIM implementation ... read more ... on 'Are you BIM ready? What your business needs to do before 2016 (Part 3)'
Want to know more about the development of the NBS BIM Toolkit? Read our story so far ... read more ... on 'NBS BIM Toolkit: The development story so far'
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 ... on 'Latest update to the NBS BIM Toolkit public beta'
Architecture schools are not equipping students for the realities of life in practice according to a major new survey undertaken by RIBA Appointments. read more ... on 'Architectural graduates lack the knowledge to build what they design says survey'