A wide range of interesting articles that help you make informed decisions and deliver the best projects for your clients authored by our team of NBS subject specialists and construction industry contributors.
Our latest research is about construction product information, which we have not researched for several years. We have always been keen to monitor trends in information formats that specifiers find most useful: particularly the trend towards digital forms of data. This is covered in this research, but there are bigger themes underlying this, which have taken on particular significance in the past few years: namely, building safety and environmental sustainability.
The launch of the new USMS library allows specifiers to develop specifications in the NBS Chorus software platform that they are familiar with, but using the content set required for international projects.
Concrete is the most widely used manufactured material in construction, found in everything from kerbs to dams, roads to pipes, buildings to bridges and even in ornamental building fixtures. While manufacturing processes remain problematic due to the significant CO2 contribution levels, concrete’s longevity, durability, thermal mass and compression strength make it an attractive building material.
We recently hosted a webinar about how NBS Chorus can be used by small practices. It featured Peter Wray, an architect based in Wales who uses NBS Chorus for Small Works which has a tailored content set designed for smaller projects.
This is the latest in our quarterly updating programme for Uniclass. It includes updates to seven tables, and is predominantly for the addition of new classifications and corrections to existing classifications.