Richard McPartland

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Richard McPartland, editor of theNBS.com 2015-2018.

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.

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20 July 2017 | by

A new smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, has some serious style credentials and offers voice control via Microsoft's Cortana.

20 July 2017 | by

Autodesk's Brian Roepke introduces the company's Forge platforms and how they can help deliver as part of a BIM workflow. By way of example, Dr Stephen Hamil explains how NBS have utilised the power of Forge in producing the NBS Online Viewer.

20 July 2017 | by

A new smartphone app, Eyeware, designed to help you see through the eyes of someone with an eye condition, could help the design community better understand the challenges faced by those with a range of conditions, including cataracts and glaucoma.

18 July 2017 | by

Our guide to the Asset Information Model or AIM, what it's used for, and by whom, and when across the lifecycle of a digital construction project.

12 July 2017 | by

We explore papercrete - an industrial-strength papier maché - for construction. Our guide focuses on its origins, key components and mixing, key characteristics and potential applications.

11 July 2017 | by

The first book-length discussion of IPD - a revolutionary, collaborative approach to design and construction project delivery.

11 July 2017 | by

The CE Mark has become familiar and seemingly ubiquitous but what does it actually signify? What products does it apply to? What does a CE Mark mean in terms of trade? We explore what the mark means for manufacturers looking to trade and end users looking to buy products.

10 July 2017 | by

Linking extra 'dimensions' of data to your information models has the potential to give you a richer understanding of your construction project - how it will be delivered, what it will cost and how it should be maintained. Here we explore 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D BIM and show how adding extra information can make for more timely decisions and, ultimately, better buildings.

28 June 2017 | by

RICS has recently published a new insight paper looking at how project managers can spur the adoption of BIM and drive improvements across project teams.

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The NBS Online Viewer allows models and specifications to be uploaded and viewed from the context of a project from within the NBS BIM Toolkit.  We caught up with the team at BDP to find out how they took the tool for a test drive on their Glasgow Queen Street project.

22 June 2017 | by

We share the main talking points from our discussions on the future of digital construction at Autodesk University London this week.

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