Dr Stephen Hamil
Director Research and Innovation 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.
2018 has been a big year for the range of NBS specification products. There have been enhancements, based on customer feedback, to NBS Building and NBS Create. In addition, we have recently launched our new cloud-based specification platform NBS Chorus.
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.