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The world of architecture and construction is constantly changing, with new innovations, new products and new regulations always appearing.  With expert-written articles, lists of recommended resources, and contact details for key industry organisations, our Topic areas help keep you informed of the latest developments.

NBS Topics

  • Design & Specification

    Find out more about the benefits of master specification systems, why materials blacklists shouldn't be used, and how to specify for sports facilities. read more ...

  • 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 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. read more ...

  • Regulations & Standards

    Read detailed articles on many of the Approved Documents to the Building Regulations, including the new measures to make buildings more energy efficient, plus an overview of the changes to the Scottish Technical Handbooks 2007. read more ...

  • Building Services

    The building services industry is leading the way in energy efficient construction. Find out the latest on the use of renewable energy, such as biomass and photovoltaics for dwellings. read more ...

  • Practice Management

    It pays to get things right - we explain preliminaries and contemporary procurement, and with BRE Certification, introduce the concept of third party certification. read more ...

  • Contracts & Law

    What are your options in dispute resolution? We explain the principal routes, and take a look at JCT Major Project Form and ICE Minor Works. read more ...

  • Sustainability

    As green construction and sustainable development get ever more important, we help keep you up to date with articles on zero carbon homes, green roofs and sustainable housing, plus a unique bibliography of key documents and a glossary explaining a wealth of terms and acronyms on environmental issues. read more ...

  • Building Technologies

    We keep you up to date with current best practice, with specially-written articles covering everything from nanotechnology in construction to timber certification. read more ...

  • Health & Safety

    Construction can be a dangerous industry, and it pays to understand both best practice and current legislation. read more ...

 

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