Adrian Malleson


Head of Research, Analysis and Forecasting at NBS


With over ten years’ experience in the design and construction industries, Adrian has created and grown the NBS Research department. Leading a specialist research team, he has carried out a number of research projects for construction product manufacturers, for the UK Government, as well as for the RIBA and NBS.

Areas of expertise:

BIM, National Construction Contracts and Law Report, NBS National BIM Report, NBS Sustainability Report, specification, building regulations, sustainability, future construction economy.

Professional bodies:

Chairs the RIBA NBS Economics Panel and the RIBA NBS BIM Panel.


Adrian has published a number of industry leading reports, including the NBS National BIM Report, the NBS Sustainability Survey, and the National Construction Contracts and Law Report. He is a regular contributor to the RIBA Journal and other professional publications.

Current projects:

Adrian is currently leading a part Government funded project on the future of construction product identification, with project partners BSI and the Construction Products Association. 

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01 August 2018 | by

If you don’t know exactly which products are in a design, and exactly which products are in the subsequent completed building, there can be significant trouble ahead

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Take part in our fourth survey covering construction contracts used during the past 12 months.

28 November 2016 | by

Adrian Malleson takes the temperature of a UK construction industry mulling its post-Brexit future, six months on, distilling the responses to our second survey on the historic referendum on EU membership.

01 April 2014 | by

The first International BIM Survey, carried out by NBS and international partners, has revealed that UK consultants who do not adopt Building Information Modelling (BIM) could struggle to secure overseas work.

01 December 2013 | by

We chart the recent economic course of the European construction industry and its likely development in the years to come.

01 October 2013 | by

A summary of findings from the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2013 and a free download of the full report.

01 January 2013 | by

We wanted to test whether the buildingSMART IFC file format was capable of supporting the creation of COBie datasets and we did this by running a trial with a number of Tier 1 contractors.

01 November 2012 | by

We want to hear your views to help compile the NBS National BIM Survey 2013.

01 June 2012 | by

From March to April 2012, we at NBS ran our first survey about contracts and legal issues within the UK construction industry.

31 January 2011 | by

NBS wanted to find out whether there was any truth behind the construction industry's reputation for not embracing new technology, so we conducted a survey.