Our latest research is about construction product information, which we have not researched for several years. We have always been keen to monitor trends in information formats that specifiers find most useful: particularly the trend towards digital forms of data. This is covered in this research, but there are bigger themes underlying this, which have taken on particular significance in the past few years: namely, building safety and environmental sustainability.
We look at how to construct an action plan for sustainable housing development.
Understand how a digital plan of work that follows the RIBA Plan of Work can be produced. Links are provided to RIBA resources, providing guidance and a Microsoft Excel template ‘Toolbox’.
14 April 2022
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21 September 2022
Classification of ‘things’ is an integral part in the successful delivery of interoperable data, allowing information to be organised and easily retrieved. To support the industry in assigning classification, NBS and the Government Industry Interoperability Group have undertaken an alignment exercise between Uniclass and IFC, removing the need to work through a manual decision process and improving consistent selection within the industry.
At our recent NBS Construction Leaders’ Summit, BDP Chief Information Officer Alistair Kell told the story of BDP’s digital transformation journey. This article looks at how NBS is a part of BDP’s digital process, the presentation is available to watch and a short interview with Alistair is listed below.
This article describes what each table can be used for, and lists some example items classified in Uniclass tables, to help all users implement the appropriate tables and classifications in their work.
Uniclass is a unified classification system for the built environment covering all sectors and roles, delivered by NBS.
17 February 2022
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Within the NBS Chorus software platform we have developed content packages that are tailored to specific user requirements. For example, a package to support those who only prepare contract Preliminaries.
10 February 2022
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Discover how Uniclass is being put into practice to deliver exceptional results globally across the built environment.
08 February 2022
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This infographic illustrates some of the key insights from the most recent Digital Construction Report.
Over 900 construction professionals gave their views. Here we pick out ten highlights, which we believe will continue to be relevant in 2022.
In May 2021, NBS hosted two webinars exploring the leading classification, Uniclass 2015, and how it's used across the industry on a range of construction projects. Following the session, several questions were asked by attendees, and we have provided answers.