15 June 2017

Delegates from Finland, Australia, Japan, Norway, USA and the Czech Republic were in Newcastle for the annual five-day conference.

And on Tuesday June 13, NBS held an exclusive industry event focusing on the Government’s Digital Built Britain strategy.

Keynote speakers on the day included David Philp, Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director at AECOM, Adam Matthews, Chair of EU BIM Task Group, Director of local architecture practice JDDK, Adam Vaughan and Design Manager Lee Jones from global bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard.

Chief Executive of NBS, Richard Waterhouse, said: “It’s been a pleasure to showcase the region to our international delegates over the past five days.

“The conference itself was a great success especially as we, NBS, were able to add in and lead on an ‘Industry Day’ as part of the activities.

“To have external experts and NBS’s own industry experts all in one location, discussing and debating the different themes from the Digital Built Britain strategy was incredible”

The Digital Built Britain strategy is the next phase of the UK’s journey towards a new generation of smart infrastructure and construction

Aside from the business talk, the 15-strong international delegation enjoyed a whirlwind tour of the region including visits to Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Tynemouth, Beamish, The Baltic and an architecture-led walking tour of Newcastle.

A membership association, ICIS members provide technical services to hundreds of thousands of construction professionals through national master specification systems, cost information or building product information for the construction/built environment industry.

Individual companies are representative of a single nation such as UK, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and meet to share ideas, debate issues, discuss new technologies and promote best-practice within the built environment.

For more information, please contact NBS PR Executive Jennifer Scullion on 0191 244 5523 or email Jennifer.Scullion@theNBS.com.

Image: Pictured (left to right) are Adam Vaughan (JDDK), Adam Matthews (EU BIM Task Group), David Philp (AECOM), Richard Waterhouse (NBS) and Lee Jones (Ideal Standard).

About NBS

NBS, specialist provider of technical information for construction industry professionals, offers essential, innovative products and services, highly valued by those working in architecture, construction, design and engineering.

The premier source of construction-related information, NBS has produced the recognised national standard specification system for the UK for more than 40 years. It provides solutions for a broad range of new build, refurbishment, retrofit, landscaping and domestic projects for construction professionals. Delivered within a powerful software package, NBS’s specification products continue to develop, leading an evolution of the specification and procurement process for buildings in the UK and overseas. NBS also provides solutions for contract administration and project information management.

NBS Create is a ground-breaking new specification tool that ensures all documentation works together intelligently throughout the entire project timeline, from concept stage to completion and beyond, to save time and money. More than 5,000 offices across the UK subscribe to NBS products, including 96 of the top 100 AJ practices.

The award winning NBS National BIM Library is also the primary source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content in the UK. It contains thousands of generic and proprietary BIM objects authored to the trusted NBS standard, all of which are data rich and are integrated with the world leading NBS specification software.

NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, the knowledge management company of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). RIBA Enterprises employs 250 staff and has offices in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Newark.

RIBA Insight offers a unique range of services with multiple routes to product specification which no other organisation can match. It helps deliver the right level of information in the right place, to the right people, at the right time and in the right format.

RIBA Insight is part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).