Technical content specialist at NBS
Jess (Jake) Sharman is a technical content specialist at NBS.
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23 April 2018 | by Jess Sharman
As the population continues to grow and urban areas continue to sprawl, light pollution is becoming an increasing problem. In this article we look at the different types of light pollution and the problems they are creating.
06 April 2018 | by Jess Sharman
The UK construction industry has come a long way with its recycling and reuse practices, but with proper planning we can do even more. The key is materials efficiency.
26 March 2018 | by Jess Sharman
What are the main causes of injury, illness and death in the construction industry - and how can we avoid them?
17 January 2018 | by Jess Sharman
Part four of a four part series exploring the different phases of industrial revolution.
10 January 2018 | by Jess Sharman
Part three of a four part series exploring the different phases of industrial revolution.
04 January 2018 | by Jess Sharman
Part two of a four part series exploring the different phases of industrial revolution.
05 December 2017 | by Jess Sharman
Part one of a four part series exploring the different phases of industrial revolution.
02 October 2017 | by Jess Sharman
Unlike with the current linear "take, make, dispose" economy model, in circular thinking materials, components and products are kept at their highest use and value at all time. The focus is on restoration, regeneration and reuse rather than disposal.
31 August 2017 | by Jess Sharman
Silica is found in rocks, sands, stones, and clay. Exposure is commonplace in construction, especially with those working with products like brick and cement. While there are established health and safety rules concerning exposure, silica dust is still one of the most prevalent causes of respiratory disease, which tells us that there is more that needs to be done.
03 August 2017 | by Jess Sharman
What happens when you combine integrated project delivery, lean working and BIM? We explore the new connected world of digital construction that is banishing inefficiency and fragmentation to the history books.
04 July 2017 | by Jess Sharman
The UK construction industry has been championing lean construction for a few years now. While the uptake hasn’t been what was hoped for, as we continue to move towards a more collaborative way of working, adoption of lean should increase, as collaboration is at its core.
05 January 2017 | by Jess Sharman
Windows are one of the most important elements of a building’s thermal envelope; providing aesthetics, letting in light, helping control sound, and serving as a means of natural ventilation. The history of windows is enmeshed in the history of architecture, and their evolving design is a tribute to not only architectural advancement, but to the progression of framing materials and glass manufacturing.