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.
In addition to the presentations at NBS Live, there was also a 45 minute session for roundtable discussions. Around the room there were 15 tables, each discussing a different topic. In this article, Dr Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation at NBS, shares the notes from the session he hosted on the BIM Toolkit. read more on 'BIM Toolkit - NBS Live Roundtable' ...
The BIM Toolkit was presented publicly for the first time at NBS Live by members of the core team and with the BIM Task Group's Dave Philp as chair of the session. ... read more on 'NBS Live – Introducing the BIM toolkit' ...
The recent success of the NBS National BIM Library has resulted in the creation of a new and improved website; NationalBIMLibrary.com ... read more on 'What gives the NBS National BIM Library website the edge?' ...
Although the use of BIM is most commonly associated with the design team, it is in the field of project management where it perhaps has its most long-term application ... read more on 'Understanding BIM in a project management environment' ...
With much focus on the public sector and large-scale projects, it is often a misconception that BIM is only the preserve of cash-rich organisations undertaking vast and complex schemes ... read more on 'Tapping into the BIM community' ...
The requirement that by 2016 all centrally procured Government projects shall be using fully collaborative BIM is fast approaching, and with an increasing amount of assets being ‘built with BIM’ we have a fantastic opportunity to revolutionise the way in which users interact with the information contained in those assets. read more on 'What is the NBS BIM Object Standard?' ...
The NBS National BIM Library website has had a complete makeover. Find out how it helps designers and specifiers discover BIM content more easily. read more on 'New NBS National BIM Library website launched for designers' ...
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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