Dr Stephen Hamil

Dr Stephen Hamil

Innovation Director at NBS

Background:

Degree in Structural Engineering and a PhD in the digital modelling of building structures. Stephen began working at NBS in 1999 and has played a big part in the developments of products such as NBS Building, NBS Create and the NBS National BIM Library. 

Areas of expertise: 

BIM, digital construction, digital information, cloud technology,  software development, manufacturer information, open standards, specification NBS Create, NBS Building, NBS Online Viewer, NBS Toolkit.

Presented at: 

ICE BIM Conference, BIM Show Live, European BIM Summit Barcelona, RICS BIM Conference, buildingSMART International Singapore, Autodesk University London and Las Vegas. 

Author:

Chapters for HM Government UK and International Guides to BIM Level-2. 

Blog:

http://constructioncode.blogspot.co.uk/

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05 April 2019 | by

The PAS 1192 series of standards and, subsequently, the ISO 19650 series of standards define the need to have a common data environment (CDE) for collecting, managing and disseminating information throughout BIM projects.

16 January 2019 | by

One of the most common questions asked of NBS is what the differences are between structuring specifications by Common Arrangement of Work Sections (CAWS) and Uniclass 2015.

03 January 2019 | by

Arguably the biggest external factor influencing the construction industry is the world’s rising population. A recent World Economic Forum publication on the future of construction reported that the population of the world’s urban areas is increasing by 200 000 people per day.

29 October 2018 | by

Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) is a non-proprietary data format for the publication of a subset of building information models (BIM) focused on delivering asset data as distinct from geometric information. Stephen Hamil examines COBie and discusses the role of CAD and master specification systems in creating this data model.

16 October 2018 | by

At the recent Discover events there were a number of presentations from NBS customers. We take a look at their stories in respect to how they are integrating NBS into their existing workflows.

06 August 2018 | by

Stephen Hamil, Director of Research and Innovation at NBS, looks at the top ten reasons why the use of a digital master system for writing and managing specifications is better than using a tool such as Microsoft Word

22 March 2017 | by

This article introduces some new public beta functionality that allows models and specifications to be uploaded and viewed from the context of a project within the NBS BIM Toolkit. We’re hoping that this new functionality will be well received by NBS users within their existing BIM workflows.

11 March 2017 | by

This case study looks at how Manchester City Council’s supply chain is utilising BIM on their schools’ programme. It looks at one of these schools, the St Margaret’s refurbishment project, through the design and specification phases.

04 March 2017 | by

Producing a specification doesn't have to be an afterthought. We show how early collaboration can help make the specification process run much more smoothly, resulting in much improved outputs.

21 October 2016 | by

BIM Level 2 – Was it worth it? Is it working? And what support can we expect for BIM Level 3?

04 August 2016 | by

NBS recently became the first UK organisation to become an Autodesk Solution Associate following years of hard work and collaboration via the Autodesk Developer Network. Here we take a look at developments.

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