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 2011, the Construction Strategy targeted savings of 15% to 20% by the end of this parliament in 2015. These significant targets have since been confirmed several times, with clarifications that the savings are expected to come from construction budgets and not from post-occupancy costs. Are these savings achievable? Ahmed Zghari investigates. read more on 'The cost saving benefits of BIM' ...
BIM objects are much more than just graphical representations. Using them as placeholder to connect to a wider source of information provides for a powerful and rich source of information. Here Stefan Mordue, Technical Author and Architect, looks at the linking of NBS National BIM Library objects to NBS Create. read more on 'A picture paints a thousand words, but never underestimate the power of text' ...
NBS are taking part in the North East BIM Hub competition starting at 9am on Wednesday 10 April. The competition is run by Regional BIM Hub North East and lasts for 8 hours with teams entering from across the UK. read more on 'North East BIM Hub competition' ...
At Architype, BIM is used to make the Passivhaus design process more efficient and to make collaboration more effective, so that excellent buildings that radically reduce energy in use and carbon dioxide emissions can be delivered. They have also pioneered the Soft Landings approach that brings the BIM process full circle, so buildings are operated effectively and lessons from each project feed into the briefing on the next project. read more on 'BIM for Passivhaus design: delivering radical reductions in energy in use' ...
Laing O'Rourke's belief is that the key to successful digital engineering (Building Information Modelling) is the management of data. Aligning that data across multiple project stakeholders and project lifecycle phases provides a platform on which the model can be built. It enables smoother processes, better interoperability and improved data integrity. read more on 'Digital engineering' ...
Advances in digital technology, the move to a low-carbon economy and the global marketplace are changing the way that we design, construct and operate buildings. All companies involved in the industry are asking what this means to them in terms of their business processes. read more on 'Looking into the digital crystal ball' ...
The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 has been conceived for use on the most progressive of BIM projects. It has been developed to achieve this goal along with a number of supporting publications that help to facilitate the tasks that are embedded in the Plan. read more on 'The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and BIM' ...
The BIM revolution is undoubtedly irreversible and is starting to become imbued in the 21st Century way of digitally creating and maintaining our built environment. It is also fair to say that this journey is still in its infancy and whilst many are moving on, we need to support and demystify BIM throughout the entire supply chain, especially the SME and manufacturing community, who are vitally important in the UK's whole sector approach to BIM. read more on 'The UK BIM buzz' ...
Results from the annual industry-wide BIM survey, undertaken by NBS, have provided the most comprehensive and up to date picture of Building Information Modelling implementation within the UK's construction industry. read more on 'UK's largest ever BIM survey reveals growth in latest adoption figures' ...
Videos relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
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
A basic explanation of what BIM is, how it aids collaboration, and the concept of parametrics as opposed to standard CAD methodology
- 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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