Richard McPartland

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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.

As a content specialist, 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.

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 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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15 August 2017 | by

What do we mean when we talk about Building Information Modelling or BIM? And does the term accurately encompass all the activity required to modernise the construction industry based on values of closer collaboration, data-driven decision-making and design? Indeed, should it at all?

09 August 2017 | by
Last amended on 21 September 2017

Digital Construction Week 2017 shines a light on innovation in the built environment - exploring exemplar projects like HS2 and the Tideway hub, cutting edge tech like the Tesla Model X and top trends like augmented and virtual realities. Get a free seminar/exhibition pass and an exclusive discount on conference passes.

08 August 2017 | by

Find out more about the CIC BIM Protocol - the supplementary legal agreement that can be incorporated into contractual documentation establishing obligations, liabilities and limitations on the use of building information models.

08 August 2017 | by

The government's review of industry digitalisation has set out a number of opportunities for productivity gains in an interim report. We explore the preliminary findings and ask what they mean for construction.

26 July 2017 | by

Think you're a bit of a BIM expert? Know your DPOW from your EIR and your PIM from your PIP? Prove it by scoring top marks in our latest quiz.

25 July 2017 | by

The role of Artificial Intelligence in helping the built environment sector make huge improvements, in terms of delivery, cost and carbon, came under the spotlight in this year's ICE Forrest Lecture.

25 July 2017 | by

From April 2018 new gas appliances must comply with the Gas Appliance Regulation if they are to be imported or sold into EU countries. We explore issues under the existing Gas Appliance Directive that have led to reform and detail what's changed.

25 July 2017 | by

Educators are flocking to the Minecraft platform, which allows players to build and explore virtual cities, to enthuse a new generation of potential construction professionals.

24 July 2017 | by
Last amended on 08 September 2017

The doors to some of England’s most interesting and unique buildings - including the Old Post Office, home to NBS - are being thrown open as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival.

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

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.

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