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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Dealing with underperforming employees can be time consuming, stressful and a legal headache if the correct procedures aren’t followed. watch now ... on 'Video: How to conduct a Performance Management/Capability Hearing'
NBS Live recently took place at the Business Design Centre, London. The conference was split into four streams based around key construction industry topics, and here we present an overview of the day from a BIM point of view. read more ... 'NBS Live – The BIM Room'
Unsurprisingly, with an increasing number of architects and designers wanting to take advantage of China’s emerging construction, many UK architects are looking east to find streets paved with gold... read more ... 'Video: So... you want to build in China'
The Park Theatre is the first theatre to use rooflights in the auditoriums to bring in natural light. watch now ... 'Video: Park Theatre by David Hughes Architects'
BRE Global are working to ensure that findings from fire investigations are made available to the fire community, and other stakeholders. read more ... 'Fire safety and solar electric/photovoltaic systems'
Since the start of the current recession in 2007, the European Economic Area had been in a constant state of crisis, uncertainty and contraction. The construction industry is increasingly international, and construction professionals are increasingly working on overseas projects, so one question that arises is: 'will the levels of growth predicted for the UK be the same across Europe?'. read more ... on 'European construction industry: the coming years'
In 2011 it was estimated that the UK's 7.5 million street lights cost nearly £600 million per year to run and maintain, and with energy companies regularly announcing increases in electricity prices, many councils are under pressure to reduce the impact of the annual cost of street lighting. read more ... on 'Dimmable and intelligent street lighting'
Further education is certainly the most receptive, flexible and innovative sector of the education system, with students at the core of the work and development of its universities, colleges and work based learning providers. read more ... on 'Equality and diversity in architecture and built environment courses'
We're pleased to announce that the fourth National BIM survey is now open. We will issue a pre-release report to participants; so if you take part, you'll be among the first to see the findings. We do hope you'll take the time to take part. read more ... on 'National BIM survey 2014 now open'
The Construction Information Technology Alliance (CITA) are hosting a 2 day BIM Conference on 'Leveraging Building Information Modelling' as part of the Irish Government's 2013 Gathering Initiative on 14-15 November 2013... read more ... on 'CITA BIM Gathering 14-15 November 2013'
This new online tool enables you to create comprehensive Twyford sanitaryware specifications in NBS format... read more ... on 'What is SpecMaster Online and how will it benefit me?'