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24 October 2016 | by

Breakthroughs in virtual and augmented reality technology are expected to change the worksites of the future. Research scientist George Quezada muses on the construction jobs of tomorrow...

21 February 2017 | by

Don't let fear stop you from reaping the benefits of adopting an organisational approach to Building Information Modelling (BIM). Here we explore how to get started when it comes to auditing and implementing new workflows to better support digital construction.

28 November 2016 | by

Most of a building’s problems can be traced to moisture. It causes wood to decay, concrete to crack, fungus to grow, metals to corrode, pipes to burst (from the cycle of freezing and thawing), and it damages and discolours interior finishes. Understand moisture and you can prevent damp occuring.

13 March 2017 | by

Clients have a cruical role to play in reducing the amount of carbon present in built structures. A new UK Green Building Council guide offers practical advice when it comes to developing an effective brief.

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13 April 2017 | by

As a construction product, there’s much to be said for good, dependable, ‘old-fashioned’ timber.

07 April 2017 | by

Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) is a non-proprietary data format for the publication of a subset of building information models (BIM) focused on delivering asset data as distinct from geometric information. Stephen Hamil examines COBie and discusses the role of CAD and master specification systems in creating this data model.

06 April 2017 | by

NBS staff open the doors to our UK headquarters, taking you on a tour of the recently-refurbished, BCO award-winning, Old Post Office in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

29 March 2017 | by

The Swedish-headquartered purveyor of MALMs, EKTORPs and BILLY bookcases is set to make a play for the smart lighting market with its new TRÅDFRI range. With BSRIA estimating that the smart home and light market in the UK is set to grow by almost 30% in 2017 is it time to start specifying smart tech? We look to shed some light on the subject.

29 March 2017 | by

We often talk of the digital construction revolution but what are the top tech trends on a mission to transform the industry? We look to the skies, welcome our new robot overlords, and discover what a world powered by big data will deliver.

28 March 2017 | by

We explore ten top BIM terms, phrases and concepts and explain each in more detail. It's a one-stop-shop to find out about Building Information Modelling, BEPs, the CDE, Government Soft Landings and more.

28 March 2017 | by

Comments have now closed on a draft of PAS 1192-6 which specifies requirements for the collaborative sharing of structured health and safety information throughout the project lifecycle.

27 March 2017 | by

Views are sought on two new standards for information management using Building Information Modelling - BS ENISO 19650. Part 1 sets out concepts and principles, Part 2 explores the management process around the delivery phase of assets and the key information exchanges required.

27 March 2017 | by

ICE’s State of the Nation 2017 report looks at how advances in digital technology and data are transforming how we design, deliver and operate infrastructure.

24 March 2017 | by

Open Doors returns this March offering a unique chance to see behind the scenes at major 'live' construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales.

22 March 2017 | by

Simple measures can easily be included in new buildings, and retrofitted to old, to help reduce householders' water usage often at little or no cost to the developer. We explore key considerations when designing for the efficient use of water.

22 March 2017 | by

This article introduces some new public beta functionality that allows models and specifications to be uploaded and viewed from the context of a project within the NBS BIM Toolkit. We’re hoping that this new functionality will be well received by NBS users within their existing BIM workflows.

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