NBS and Building Information Modelling
At NBS, we are investing heavily in turning our specification and product information into digital objects in anticipation of the widespread adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM). This information will be at the heart of the process and efficiency improvements for the industry. As part of this investment, NBS will be regularly publishing guidance and information on BIM resources for the construction industry.
Understand the true picture. The fourth NBS National BIM Report – the most comprehensive and trusted report on BIM, its use and adoption, drawing on over 1,000 responses from across the industry – looks at how UK building design professionals are adapting to the use of BIM. read more on 'NBS National BIM Report 2014' ...
In 2016 the Government will demand that design teams use BIM on publicly-funded work. The NBS National BIM Survey looks at how UK building design professionals are rising to the challenge. Results from the annual industry-wide BIM survey, undertaken by NBS, suggest we are at a tipping point, with BIM becoming the norm rather than being a niche practice. read more on 'Is BIM becoming the norm for design teams?' ...
The first International BIM Survey, carried out by NBS and international partners, has revealed that UK consultants who do not adopt Building Information Modelling (BIM) could struggle to secure overseas work. This is one of the key findings of the research which brings together data from Finland, New Zealand and Canada, three of the countries pioneering BIM, as well as the UK. read more on 'Failure to adopt BIM could affect consultants' ability to work internationally' ...
The NBS National BIM Library will soon be issuing a significant number of generic mechanical and electrical BIM objects. These will help building services engineers visualise their designs and implications at concept design stage, giving the architect and other design team members an appreciation of what is required at a very early stage in the project. The generic objects can then be easily replaced by proprietary (manufacturer's) objects as the project develops. read more on 'Generic Mechanical and Electrical BIM Objects for the NBS National BIM Library' ...
Videos relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Dr Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation at NBS, chaired the annual Institution of Mechanical Engineers conference on BIM. Stephen gave a pragmatic look at BIM examining seven headline benefits that working using these technologies and process offer.
Recently presented at the BIM Show Live 2013, Dr Stephen Hamil, NBS Director of Design and Innovation, discusses how NBS Create and NBS the National BIM Library can be used to enable information flow throughout the entire BIM process, thus maximising the benefits of BIM. The features shown in the NBS Plug-in for Revit including Autodesk Revit 2014 compatibility will be available with the next version, scheduled for release in June 2013.
NBS gathered Legal counsels for a breakfast meeting at Kennedy LLP to examine the important risks and liability issues associated with BIM adoption at this level.
On Friday 16 September, NBS held its first BIM conference in conjunction with NLA at The Building Centre in London
Key voices and leading industry commentators, including Paul Morrell OBE, discussing how BIM will impact the construction sector
- NBS and Bentley Architecture – Software Video Tutorial
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- NBS and Revit – Software Video Tutorial
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- NBS and ArchiCAD – Software Video Tutorial (YouTube video)|
- NBS and Vectorworks – Software Walkthrough (constructioncode.blogspot.com)|
- NBS Link tool launched at ArchiCAD Summer School|
- NBS a part of the (iCAT) Carbon Assessment Tool Project (bsria.co.uk)|
- BSI publish BIM reports here and here|
- NBS launch new Annotator API to allow BIM integration with NBS|
- Export NBS to Autodesk or Bentley format|
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