Richard McPartland

Richard McPartland

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 18 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.

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23 May 2017 | by

Industry Foundation Classes - or IFC, for short, makes it possible to hold and exchange relevant data between different software applications and is at the heart of openBIM. We explore interoperability for digital construction in this beginner's guide.

17 May 2017 | by

We take the temperature of the UK's construction industry - providing an update on the UK economy and construction output, an ever-changing global marketplace and explore what all this means for architects.

15 May 2017 | by

Don't miss out on the latest research and analysis from NBS. This month sees the publication of our Specification Report and the NBS National BIM Survey. Get the latest insight and analysis with our unmissable free downloads.

02 May 2017 | by

Specifications for construction: defined. For all the talk about models awash with data (both graphical and non-graphical) you avoid the specification at your peril. But what is a specification for construction? What form does it take? What detail should it contain?

13 April 2017 | by

Think of a skyscraper and you likely envisage a imposing monolithic structure made of steel and glass. Strong, sturdy, predictable. Dull? But a new wave of buildings are turning to a more traditional building material – timber – to deliver imaginative and eco-friendly projects, even at altitude.

12 April 2017 | by

Do you know your Level of Information (LOI) from your Level of Detail (LOD)? Can you tell your BIM Execution Plan (BEP) from your Common Data Environment (CDE)? Put your knowledge of Building Information Modelling to the test with our series of fun quizzes.

06 April 2017 | by

NBS staff open the doors to our UK headquarters, taking you on a tour of the recently-refurbished, BCO award-winning, Old Post Office in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

29 March 2017 | by

We often talk of the digital construction revolution but what are the top tech trends on a mission to transform the industry? We look to the skies, welcome our new robot overlords, and discover what a world powered by big data will deliver.

29 March 2017 | by

The Swedish-headquartered purveyor of MALMs, EKTORPs and BILLY bookcases is set to make a play for the smart lighting market with its new TRÅDFRI range. With BSRIA estimating that the smart home and light market in the UK is set to grow by almost 30% in 2017 is it time to start specifying smart tech? We look to shed some light on the subject.

28 March 2017 | by

Comments have now closed on a draft of PAS 1192-6 which specifies requirements for the collaborative sharing of structured health and safety information throughout the project lifecycle.

28 March 2017 | by

We explore ten top BIM terms, phrases and concepts and explain each in more detail. It's a one-stop-shop to find out about Building Information Modelling, BEPs, the CDE, Government Soft Landings and more.

27 March 2017 | by

Comments are now closed on two new standards for information management using Building Information Modelling - BS ENISO 19650. Part 1 sets out concepts and principles, Part 2 explores the management process around the delivery phase of assets and the key information exchanges required.

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