Design & specification
This topic area offers you a set of resources to help you keep up to date with design and specification.
With Buckingham Palace set for a £150m renovation programme, we outline a programme of work designed to tackle leaky roofs, sub-par wiring and plumbing and crumbling masonry. But will it be enough to preserve the Palace for future generations? read more on 'A palace unfit for the Queen' ...
A report has set out possible options for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster at significant cost to the taxpayer. We explore some of the options. read more on 'Parliament restoration: Options tabled for overhaul of Palace of Westminster' ...
Our most popular design & specification articles contain a range of useful advice including how to get the most from your design briefs and utilize the RIBA Plan of Work to best effect. read more on 'The top 10 design & specification articles' ...
At NBS, one of the requests we receive on a regular basis is for advice on how to specify sustainability or, sometimes, how to write it into a contract. Before we tackle this, however, let’s address a more fundamental question: ‘Is it actually possible?’ read more on 'Green contracting: can it exist?' ...
Videos relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Discover how NBS Create has been designed to enable you to quickly and easily specify construction products either generically or by using manufacturer and product references. This guide also illustrates how to export a full list of all the manufacturers and product specified in your NBS Create specification, plus how to output into a COBie format.
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