Join us at Digital Construction Week (DCW) on the 16th and 17th October 2019 at Excel London and discover how NBS can help you to work smarter and safer, and connect your workflow.


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Why visit NBS at Digital Construction Week?

Discover how NBS can help you to work more efficiently. Come and speak to us at stand F68 and using our industry-leading software, we will demonstrate how you can work faster and increase collaboration by enabling your team to work together on specifications in real-time, across organisations and locations with NBS.

Find out how you can create a seamless link between your model and specification, saving you time and reducing the risk of information becoming out of sync.

One-to-one, expert consultancy sessions

We’re bringing a team of experts to the exhibition. Want to know about Specification & Model Coordination? BIM Execution Plans? or BIM for Manufacturers? Book a limited availability one-to-one session with one of our experts – but be quick – there are only 20 slots available! Find out more about one-to-one sessions.

Test your knowledge and be in the chance to win a drone!

Have a go on our specification game located on our stand at the event and be in with a chance to WIN A DRONE!

Fuel your mind

Head along to the various theatres around the event and learn from some of our very own NBS experts. Dr Stephen Hamil will be demonstrating how specifiers can produce coordinated project information in a digital world over in the BIM Village, whilst Lee Jones will be dispelling some myths surrounding BIM for manufacturers. Further details can be found below.

One-to-one, expert consultancy sessions

Specification & Model Coordination (20 mins)


Who is this for?

Aimed at architects, engineers and designers that want to better coordinate information.

Why attend? Learn how to coordinate your specification, model, schedules and drawings as part of a collaborative team.



This session will look at how to develop information from outline, performance to full specifications as defined in a project’s responsibility matrix. It will explore how to classify this information and then cross-reference in schedules and drawing annotations, following best-in-class digital processes. An understanding of how BIM includes the wider connected information model will be developed through the session.

BIM Execution Plans (20 mins)

Who is this for? 

Aimed at main contractors that want their consultants to provide better quality digital information.

Why attend? How to plan BIM projects better so that your consultants produce the coordinated information you need.


This session will look at how to clearly set out responsibility matrices so that clarity is provided as to who is responsible for delivering what and when on a project. Ensure all information delivery is planned, structured and coordinated correctly and that the project is a true BIM project to ISO 19650. Advice will be provided on classification, specification, model, schedule and drawing coordination and finally how the a coordinated set of submittals can then be produced for the various work packages.

BIM for Manufacturers (20 mins)

Who is this for? 

Aimed at either construction product manufacturers taking their first steps with BIM or those that already have BIM content and want to know how to better structure and distribute them.

Why attend? How to win more work by understanding what BIM means to a construction manufacturer.


This session will look at how to structure your product data to standards and how to classify your products for use on BIM projects, with the aim of becoming part of the supply chain to even the largest BIM projects. Finally advice will be provided on how to ensure your products are locked into the specification and how supporting information is then provided in an accessible format.


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Speakers and theatre slots

Producing Coordinated Project Information in a Digital World

Presented by Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovations Director at NBS

17 October 2019 at 11:00am in the BIM Village, more info

Stephen Hamil first started working on NBS products in 1999 and has played a big part in the developments of products such as NBS Building, NBS Chorus and National BIM Library. He was the project lead for the development of the BIM Toolkit on behalf of the UK Government’s BIM Task Group. Prior to joining NBS, Stephen studied at Durham University. His first degree was in Structural Engineering followed by a PhD in the digital modelling of building structures.


BIM for Manufacturers: Dispelling the Myths, Mayhem and Confusion

Presented by Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Operations at NBS

16 October 2019 at 11:30am in the BIM Village, more info

Lee Jones is the Head of Manufacturer Operation at the NBS. Lee has worked predominantly in the building product manufacturing sector for over two decades in a multitude of technical roles and is also a qualified Mechanical Engineer and Architectural Technologist holding an MSc in sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings. Before joining the NBS, Lee was the Digital Construction Manager with international sanitary ware firm Ideal Standard International Ltd. As a manufacturer Lee was responsible for implementing BIM into a number of international Brands with great success. Today Lee is responsible for the day to day operation of the NBS’ manufacturer focussed products including the award winning NBS National BIM Library, NBS+ and RIBA Product Selector. Lee has a lot of experience of BIM implementation from a manufacturer’s perspective.


Megatrends: Global Impacts on Urban Digital Transformation 

Presented by Paul Swaddle, Head of Technical Solutions, in collaboration with Helen Steiger of DG Cities

17 October 2019 at 11:30am in the Construction Innovation Hub

Paul Swaddle is Head of Technical Solutions at NBS. Paul is an Architect (RIBA RIAS), urban futurist, and co-author of BIM for Dummies (Wiley). Understanding the needs of world-leading businesses, he developed consultancy to implement NBS platforms, and solves business problems through intelligent analysis, and simpler communication of complex subjects. He is interested in the impact of smart city futures on privacy, security and mental health.

Helen Steiger is Project Manager at DG Cities, where she oversees a number of projects regarding future-proofing urban development, integrating smart technologies and helping to build resilience and capacity amongst urban communities. She is experienced in business sustainability, strategy and communications and project management within the private sector. She has a strong interest in sustainable urban development, climate resilience and sustainable business models.