Jess Sharman

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Technical content specialist at NBS/ RIBA Enterprises.

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

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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 resasons too.

10 October 2016 | by

Retentions have traditionally been imposed to ensure that the contractor properly completes the activities required of them under the contract. We explore how retentions are administered and how they manifest across various forms of contract.

21 September 2016 | by

The idea behind biomimicry is simple: Nature has already solved a myriad of the problems that we are facing now, so why not use that to our advantage?

19 September 2016 | by

The cities of tomorrow are smart - technologically-connected, sustainable and reactive. But what does this actually mean? We seek clarity on definitions, look at the importance of emerging models and standards and ask whether inhabitants can expect a better quality of life.

29 July 2016 | by

PAS 2080 is the first specification in the world that specifically addresses managing carbon in infrastructure.

11 July 2016 | by

We explore the concept of corporate social responsibility as it pertains to the construction industry and the benefits of adopting a socially responsible mind-set.

03 June 2016 | by

Our ecological footprints are outstripping our planet’s ability to supply but, if change is needed, what kind of changes should we be looking at? We explore some innovative efforts aimed at securing a more sustainable future for all.

11 May 2016 | by

In architectural terms, the word “daylighting” refers to the use of natural light to provide occupants with the level of lighting that they need for basic activities.

05 April 2016 | by

A Home Office campaign is targeting illegal workers in the construction industry. We explore the intention and impact, and look at ways of enticing new people into the industry or encouraging skilled people to return.

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