As editor of theNBS.com from 2015 to 2018, Richard was responsible for commissioning, editing and writing much of the content you see on the site.
As a content specialist, he 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.
Richard also has extensive experience as a journalist and technical author - delivering materials on subjects as diverse as higher education policy, HR and employment law and communications strategy.
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, the complete teardown of a local authority's web presence and the redevelopment of theNBS.com with our relaunched site going live in January 2016.
Two new European standards - EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 - have come into effect for all lift installations established from 1 September 2017. Here we detail some of the key changes introduced with the aim of improving passenger and technician safety.
Having a shared understanding of what construction terms mean, and where there is parity, is crucial to delivering projects. We explore the buildingSMART data dictionary that maps terms and properties and builds powerful connections.
It's information that drives a construction project - but what information is required, in what order, when should it be delivered and who is responsible for providing it? We explore the Information Delivery Plan (IDM) that documents exchanges of information on a project.
The PAS 1192 framework sets out the requirements for the level of model detail (the graphical content), model information (non-graphical content, such as specification data), model definition (its meaning) and model information exchanges.
What is meant by a federated building information model? We explore the workflow of collaborative construction as design discipline models, rich with data, come together to inform better project decisions and touch on some of the legal concerns at the heart of this kind of approach.
An academic conference on smart cities in book form... ideal for those looking for a deeper delve into the complex web of issues that surround the concept. Expect essays on governance, planning and societal impacts as well as technologies and applications.
You've probably heard the term BIM object before... but what is a BIM object anyway and what is one used for? What kind of graphical and non-graphical information does it contain? And, crucially, what format(s) should this information adhere to and where can you find them? Our NBS guide to BIM objects delves into the details.
We explore the two most recent Government Construction Strategy documents (covering 2011-15 and 2016-20) with a passing nod to a raft of reports that have sought to offer recommendations for an industry looking to achieve productivity and cost savings to deliver better outcomes.
Safety briefings and toolbox talks have an essential role to play in ensuring health and safety matters are at the forefront of your workers’ minds, helping to keep your site safe and productive. We explore the requirements for such talks and briefings, what topics they might cover and what form they might take and offer tips for those looking to deliver effective presentations.