Specification is an essential part of the design process. A badly
written specification can cause major problems for every member of the
project team, and can cost the client a great deal of money. A well
written specification can enhance project delivery and save money.
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As part of our series of case studies, we look at how Sheffield City Council used our specification product NBS Building on the multi-million pound redevelopment of the city's Botanical Gardens and its plans to implement NBS Create. read more ... 'Case study: Sheffield's Botanical Gardens'
NBS are on course to deliver a 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 ... 'NBS BIM Toolkit development now well underwa'
Liverpool Central Library and Archive reopened to the public in May 2013 after a £50 million refurbishment that took almost three years. read more ... 'Case study: Liverpool Central Library'
BIM involves generating a visual model of a building which also manages data about it, at the design stage, throughout the construction phase and during its working life. read more ... 'What is BIM?'
The third part of an ongoing series, this month looks at conducting a risk analysis, and beginning to make a business case for BIM implementation ... read more ... on 'Are you BIM ready? What your business needs to do before 2016 (Part 3)'
A recent judgement serves as a reminder for parties looking to challenge Final Certificates – whether through adjudication, arbitration or legal proceedings – to do so in a timely manner ... read more ... on 'Challenging Final Certificates: making the right decision'
Changes to CDM regulations are due to come into effect on 6 April 2015. Find out what NBS and construction contract publishers will be doing to reflect these changes. read more ... on 'Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and NBS'
When disputes arise mediation is one mechanism, among many others, available to help parties resolve their differences. These mechanisms can be broadly described as alternative dispute resolution or ADR ... read more ... on 'Resolving disputes through mediation'
The Skills Survey Report sheds new light on the expectations of both employers and recent graduates ... read more ... on 'Architecture students not fit for practice?'
Attendees at this year’s Ecobuild will be given an early opportunity to preview and comment on the development of the government-sponsored BIM Toolkit ... read more ... on 'Ecobuild 2015: Preview of the BIM Toolkit a highlight of the NBS curated BIM programme'
Architecture schools are not equipping students for the realities of life in practice according to a major new survey undertaken by RIBA Appointments. read more ... on 'Architectural graduates lack the knowledge to build what they design says survey'