Dr Stephen Hamil
Innovation Director at NBS
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.
ICE BIM Conference, BIM Show Live, European BIM Summit Barcelona, RICS BIM Conference, buildingSMART International Singapore, Autodesk University London and Las Vegas.
Chapters for HM Government UK and International Guides to BIM Level-2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
At NBS we are committed to supporting open standards for BIM. Furthermore, we have been one of the most active organisations in the UK involved in developing these standards and encouraging their use. Here we explore just what that means in practice.