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We explore the progress made by the EU BIM Task Group and an update on how European Nations are approaching the challenges of the move towards collaborative digital construction.

12 April 2017 | by

Do you know your Level of Information (LOI) from your Level of Detail (LOD)? Can you tell your BIM Execution Plan (BEP) from your Common Data Environment (CDE)? Put your knowledge of Building Information Modelling to the test with our series of fun quizzes.

05 May 2017 | by

Graphisoft has developed a new tool to enable designers and manufacturers to create BIM objects suitable for use in ARCHICAD without GDL experience or programming knowledge. To show just how easy the tool is to use we've developed a broad set of generic FFE objects and made them available on the NBS National BIM Library.

We caught up with Craig Muldoon from Howard Russell Construction to find out more about his experiences implementing a BIM approach on projects.

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23 June 2017 | by

Specification continues to be at the heart of construction information. Here we present the results of our specification survey for a manufacturer audience.

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.

22 June 2017 | by

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.

21 June 2017 | by

The future of making things comes under the spotlight at Autodesk University London this week. We share some words and pictures from day one of the event.

19 June 2017 | by

The RIBA and NBS have revealed the findings of detailed research into how practices and professionals have successfully adapted to changes in the UK and global economy.

14 June 2017 | by

Refreshed 2016 JCT Contracts are now available. We take a look at what's changed and what these changes mean for users of our NBS specification tools and NBS Contract Administrator as of June 2017.

12 June 2017 | by

The rise of digital construction has allowed contemporary architects to develop workflows in collaboration with those working in design and construction. AD explores what this means in the workplace and how new working practices are delivering better client outcomes in Workflows: Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings.

01 June 2017 | by

Research from the University of Essex has discovered that looking at urban landscapes may actually give you a headache. Professor Arnold J Wilkins explains why.

30 May 2017 | by

The doors to some of England’s most interesting and unique buildings are set to be thrown open this September as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival.

25 May 2017 | by

Wood: done good. A beautifully-illustrated, breathtaking, thought-provoking love letter to one of the most enduring construction materials. Join William Hall for a tour of the world's best timber architecture.

25 May 2017 | by

Evidence suggests that green space is good for us bringing physical and mental health benefits and a range of positive social, environmental and equity outcomes. But how best to deliver these benefits with finite resources? We look for guidance...

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