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15 June 2016 | by

UK universities are becoming increasingly competitive as the student pool shallows. Iconic building and refurbishment projects are becoming increasingly common both as a means of attracting new students and meeting the shifting needs of existing workers and learners. We explore some of the key trends emerging from UK higher education's construction projects.

22 August 2016

A survey on the impact of Brexit on the building services engineering sector has been launched by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.

03 August 2016 | by

Want to understand 'What is BIM?'.  NBS explore definitions of Building Information Modelling (BIM) centred on collaborative working towards a digital model and explore a range of useful BIM tools and resources.

04 August 2016 | by

Hattie Hartman - in Brazil: Restructuring the Urban; part of the Architectural Design series - finds out whether the Olympic Games have acted as a catalyst for transformation or will be remembered as a missed opportunity.

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22 August 2016 | by

As the extensive refurbishment of NBS's Newcastle headquarters reaches its final phase we open a box full of memories - of the way we, and our historic building, used to be. Take a look inside and share your views...

22 August 2016 | by

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

18 August 2016 | by

Our series on considerations when starting your own practice continues by exploring your options when it comes to telecommunications. Do you need a landline or a mobile? Should you route calls over the telephone network or the internet? We won't keep you hanging.

18 August 2016 | by

The songs that make the whole world build. We set out to construct a playlist for the construction sector. See what's on our list so far and add your own suggestions for songs that mention, inspire and can be (tenuously) linked to building. Constructive criticism welcomed.

18 August 2016 | by

Information and advice for those considering a career in construction - exploring the range of construction and construction-related jobs on offer and sources of help and advice when it comes to choosing the right career path.

16 August 2016 | by

We set out to construct a playlist for the construction sector. Here's the list of your suggestions made via social media that will help build our #nbsplay Top 40.

08 August 2016 | by

Our series on considerations when starting your own practice continues by exploring digital storage. How much will you need? What hardware will suit you best? Should you store files on-site or off? What should you consider on security and access rights?

04 August 2016 | by

Find BIM daunting, confusing and seemingly overly-complicated? Don't worry. Ralph Montague cuts through the jargon and gets back to key principles. It's BIM de-mystified.

04 August 2016 | by

NBS recently became the first UK organisation to become an Autodesk Solution Associate following years of hard work and collaboration via the Autodesk Developer Network. Here we take a look at developments.

04 August 2016 | by

At NBS we are committed to supporting open standards for BIM. Furthermore, we have been one of the most active organisations in the UK involved in developing these standards and encouraging their use. Here we explore just what that means in practice.

04 August 2016 | by

Hattie Hartman - in Brazil: Restructuring the Urban; part of the Architectural Design series - finds out whether the Olympic Games have acted as a catalyst for transformation or will be remembered as a missed opportunity.

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