Ian Chapman


Director of Content at NBS.


Chartered Engineer with previous roles held at Cundall and building SMART UK. Ian was previously Director of the NBS National BIM Library before taking on the role of Director of Content at NBS where he is
responsible for the successful delivery of all technical content that is created and maintained for NBS customers.

Areas of expertise:

Construction, specification, BIM, classification, digital content strategy, management and development, manufacturer product data, standardisation.

Professional bodies:

Represents the UK and British Standards on digital product information at European and international levels.

Presented at:

Various national NBS events e.g. BIM for Manufacturers. 

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08 March 2016 | by

Slides from the An Introduction to BIM for Manufacturers presentation delivered by Ian Chapman from NBS at Ecobuild 2016.

01 April 2015 | by

We live in a world defined by standards - we take a look at their impact and advantages with emphasis on practical examples.

01 February 2014 | by

Towards the end of 2013, NBS held a research day with many of the construction industry's leading BIM advocates to review the NBS National BIM Library and determine its next steps.

01 November 2011 | by

Ian Chapman, Head of Specification at NBS, explains the features of Create in the launch version for building services engineers.

01 March 2011 | by

We know that BIM means general change in construction industry working practices; it also means change in specification writing practices by NBS technical authors and for project specifications in general.

01 May 2004 | by

The colour coding of low voltage fixed wiring cable cores changed on 31 March 2004 . These changes affect not only electrical contractors, but also specifiers, builders, do-it-yourself
enthusiasts and anyone who carries out work on electrical cables.