Jess Sharman

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Technical content specialist at NBS/ RIBA Enterprises.

Jess (Jake) Sharman is a technical content specialist at NBS/RIBA Enterprises.

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05 December 2017 | by

Part one of a four part series exploring the different phases of industrial revolution.

02 October 2017 | by

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

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

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

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.

25 January 2017 | by

Landfills have been and continue to be the primary go-to method for disposing construction waste but can more be done to cut the amount of material going to waste?

05 January 2017 | by

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.

12 December 2016 | by

The future of construction is driven by information but what do we mean by 'information' when it comes to BIM? We explore the realities of digital construction and the information powering the revolution.

05 December 2016 | by

For the designer, BIM provides more than just a technological change in the way they work; it’s a complete refit of the entire design process. We explore what making the switch to BIM really means.

28 November 2016 | by

Most of a building’s problems can be traced to moisture. It causes wood to decay, concrete to crack, fungus to grow, metals to corrode, pipes to burst (from the cycle of freezing and thawing), and it damages and discolours interior finishes. Understand moisture and you can prevent damp occuring.

22 November 2016 | by

Harnessing the power of the sun to cut energy costs seems to make good sense. Jess Sharman explores a new generation of polymer photovoltaics and explores the pros and cons of the new wave...

02 November 2016 | by

The essential guide to risk management planning - vital not only for business and financial purposes, but for health and safety reasons too.

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