Jess Sharman


Technical content specialist at NBS/ RIBA Enterprises.

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

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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.

11 February 2016 | by

In the final part of our series we ask 'Where are people going to live in the years ahead?' and look at a range of different materials, innovative designs, and unique approaches to community that just might be part of a wider solution.

04 February 2016 | by

In the first of a two part series we ask 'Where are people going to live in the years ahead?' We look at alternatives to the traditional home. This time we explore a range of different materials.