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.
The second part of an ongoing series, this article looks at what you need to do to make sure you are ready to utilise BIM ahead of the Government’s 2016 deadline. read more on 'Are you BIM ready? What your business needs to do before 2016 (Part 2)' ...
NBS are on course to deliver a Digital BIM Toolkit ahead of the 2016 deadline for the use of Level 2 BIM on public sector projects. Here, we round-up what has happened so far and take a look at what you can expect when the service launches. read more on 'NBS Digital BIM Toolkit development now well underway' ...
The NBS National BIM Survey has long served as an essential barometer for construction professionals, manufacturers and policy makers but, ahead of the 2016 deadline for the use of Level 2 BIM on public sector projects, this year's study is likely to provide unrivalled and timely insight into the industry's BIM-readiness. read more on 'Five trends to watch in the NBS National BIM Survey 2015' ...
With the sheer volume of new technical terms and keywords being used in connection with BIM, the average construction industry worker could be forgiven for being confused by the jargon. This article is a list of the 20 need-to-know BIM terms, and their definitions. read more on 'The 20 key BIM terms you need to know' ...
The concept of ‘BIM levels’ has become the ‘accepted’ definition of what criteria are required to be deemed BIM-compliant, by seeing the adoption process as the next steps in a journey that has taken the industry from the drawing board to the computer and, ultimately, into the digital age ... read more on 'BIM levels explained' ...
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' ...
Videos relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
An overview of the Digital Plan of Work project within the Digital BIM Toolkit followed by a demonstration of progress as of January 2015.
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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