91% of customers strongly agree NBS Landscape is essential to their business
Source - NBS Customer Satisfaction Survey 2011
Supporting landscape professionals
As the information expert, NBS understands your needs and can support you across the project timeline. Below are some of the resources specifically designed to support Landscape Architects.
Written by NBS Technical Authors and prominent construction professionals, NBS articles cover key industry topics, from Sustainability to Design and Specification to Regulations and Standards, for example Biodiversity and landscape written by Anna Dekker, NBS Technical Author and Landscape Architect.
NBS TV is a free to view online video resource servicing built environment professionals, covering key topic areas and enabling you to stay up to date with developments within the industry, for example SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems), without having to leave your office at a time that suits you.
NBS Landscape enables you to write concise, technically accurate and up-to-date specifications for hard and soft landscape projects. Choose from pre-written specification clauses and preliminaries and edit to suit your project. On-screen guidance and references to standards help you make decisions with confidence.
NBS Create is a revolutionary new way of working, a groundbreaking new specification tool. Authored by our in-house experts to make sure your time specifying is fast and efficient, saving you time and money. This latest version can really make the difference enabling you to work in a more efficient way and helping you to collaborate across the whole project team.
NBS offer a wide variety of education material and training events, to enable you to get the most from the specification process, NBS software and develop your CPD - through ribacpd.com. Current CPD seminars include An Introduction to Concrete Block Permeable Paving (CBPP) for SUDS Hard Landscaping Projects, Plants in Buildings, and Sustainability and Hard Landscaping Materials.
RIBA Bookshops offer unrivalled range of the best architecture, design and construction books from around the world, including essential landscape titles. New titles include: Light In: Landscape and Architecture, Manual of Recycled Landscapes and Site Engineering for Landscape Architects: 6th Edition.
RIBA Product Selector is a free to use online library of construction products and service information for all types of building design projects. There are thousands of manufacturers, trade names, advisory organisations and technical information arranged by CI/SfB index. A specially tailored search tool helps you to easily locate relevant information.
Contact NBS to find out how we can support you. Call 0845 456 9594 or email info@theNBS.com.
Free BIM resources
NBS National BIM Survey 2013
With a record response of over 1,350 professionals, representing a range of business sizes and disciplines from across the industry including architecture, engineering and surveying, the NBS National BIM Survey is the most comprehensive piece of research into BIM to be undertaken in the UK.
NBS National BIM Library
Launched in 2012, the NBS National BIM Library is the construction industry’s free to use resource of NBS standard BIM content, providing hundreds of platform-neutral, UK standard objects to download. The NBS National BIM Library is endorsed by Autodesk Revit, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, Tekla and Bentley.
BIM video resource
Additional to NBS TV, theNBS.com hosts a series of resource videos presented by NBS experts and leading industry professionals including:
- NBS BITESized Sessions – recently presented at Ecobuild 2013, these 15 minute presentations included titles such as: Real world sustainability using BIM Tools, Specification in a BIM world, and NBS National BIM Library: why you can't afford to ignore this BIM resource
- NBS Lakeside Restaurant – this case study illustrates the benefits of incorporating information rich Building Information Modelling into your projects
- A word from our experts - listen to our experts, Richard Waterhouse Chief Executive and Dr Stephen Hamil Director of Design and Innovation, discuss their thoughts on BIM, Uniclass, the project time line and much more.