Richard McPartland is editor of theNBS.com
As editor of theNBS.com since 2015 Richard is responsible for commissioning, editing and writing much of the content you see on the site.
He's spent over 17 years writing, editing and presenting content for use across print, broadcast and online - including technology magazines, daily newspapers, BBC national and local radio, BBC Online, Directgov and a range of organisations in the higher education sector.
For the last ten years Richard has specialized in developing and implementing digital strategies with a particular emphasis on content migration, development, and promotion, all of which he's put to good use to deliver hundreds of websites and web services. These include sites on higher education policy, a tourist information site for a museum, a brochure site for an international street theatre festival and the complete teardown of a local authority's web presence. Now the redevelopment of theNBS.com is added to the projects list.
Time is running out to share your experiences from the frontline of the digital construction revolution to help shape the NBS National BIM Report 2017. You've got until the end of the day on Tuesday to take part. Here we muse on some of the key trends we'll be watching for as your responses come in.
Typical concrete comprises cement, water, gravel and sand. While this mixture makes the substance hard and strong, it does not promote flexibility. Thus concrete is brittle and prone to cracks if too much weight is applied. What if it could be more bendable?
Learning doesn't stop when you leave the classroom, professional qualifications in hand. It continues every day on the job, both formally and informally, as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Here we explore why CPD is so important for construction professionals including architects and highlight a range of useful resources.
Don't let fear stop you from reaping the benefits of adopting an organisational approach to Building Information Modelling (BIM). Here we explore how to get started when it comes to auditing and implementing new workflows to better support digital construction.
Revisions to BS 5266 have been made to better align the document with national and European standards and to reflect the fact that, in some scenarios, such as hospitals or care homes, occupants may need to remain on the premises in safety.
Open Doors returns next month offering a unique chance to see behind the scenes at major 'live' construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
NBS research has found that Approved Documents are valued by users and are essential in making sure people comply with the building regulations. There is, however, work to be done to make them fit for digital construction.
Building successful UK sectors in smart cities, cyber and physical security and realising the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of the Digital Built Britain initiative. But what is the IoT and how can construction make the most of the opportunities it affords?
The green agenda has moved on. So, what does it mean to build sustainably today? Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability attempts to reconnect the wider environmental ecosystem and drive change.
We assess the North-East's BIM credentials and look at its role in the digital construction revolution.