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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.