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For more than 40 years NBS services have underpinned the delivery of successful construction projects by supporting construction professionals to make the best design decisions. By providing access to the right information at the right time in the right way, our specification and collaboration, building product and construction knowledge tools and services enable you to deliver outstanding projects in an informed, collaborative and efficient way.  
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12 May 2017 | by

The annual NBS National BIM Report is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM. Now in its seventh year, the latest report is packed with a range of insight and expertise, it gives a snapshot of the changes the industry has been going through since the BIM mandate was implemented in April 2016.

11 May 2017 | by

The annual NBS National BIM Report is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM. Now in its seventh year, we distil some of the key findings from this year's survey.

04 May 2017 | by

In November 2016 we launched our latest survey in a bid to understand how the industry is changing the way it writes specifications as it continues to adopt digital ways of working. We're now ready to share the results in the NBS Specification Report 2017.

30 April 2017 | by

Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features minor changes to seven tables in response to user requests, respecting the need for a period of stability and minimum change to assist adoption of the Uniclass 2015 classification.

04 March 2017 | by

At NBS, we have a technical team who author NBS specification products and are available to speak to customers about their specifications, and any difficulties  they might be having. Their backgrounds are diverse, and many have several years of experience working in the industry and producing their own specifications. We wanted to introduce you to some of the team, as they share their specification  experiences with you.

04 March 2017 | by

Following the launch of the NBS Specification Report 2017, we asked four people working in the industry to share their experiences of specifications for construction with us in more detail.

26 January 2017 | by

Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features minor changes to six core tables in response to user requests.

20 December 2016 | by

What are the outputs that you can expect from your BIM process? We explore the Level 2 deliverables that spring from a raft of standards and supporting documentation and to Level 3 and beyond.

12 October 2016 | by

Through BIM information can be provided to a standard data structure. This increasingly allows project teams to digitally verify that the information that is being requested has been delivered. In this article, NBS Labs Manager Alan Smith, looks at what is possible now in terms of BIM and verification.

21 September 2016 | by

Here in an exclusive extract from Tall Buildings - A Strategic Design Guide (2nd Edition) from RIBA Publishing we explore the application and value of BIM in the execution stage of a construction project.

13 September 2016 | by

The latest update to the NBS BIM Toolkit represents an ongoing commitment to maintain and develop this essential piece of the BIM Level 2 jigsaw beyond the April 2016 government funding end date.

03 August 2016 | by

What is BIM? NBS experts explore definitions of the process that sees construction industry professionals collaborate on a range of data that comes together in a federated digital Building Information Model. We also explore a range of essential BIM tools and resources.

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