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With detailed examples and drawing on the lessons learned from the refurbishment of our own Grade II listed, Newcastle-based NBS headquarters, this case study explores how we used BIM throughout the project.

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.

23 May 2017 | by

Industry Foundation Classes - or IFC, for short, makes it possible to hold and exchange relevant data between different software applications and is at the heart of openBIM. We explore interoperability for digital construction in this beginner's guide.

How an architectural practice is embracing the challenge of BIM to deliver better buildings.

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The RIBA is keen to hear your views on the opportunities and challenges facing architects as a result of the digital technology revolution.

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An ageing population means massive changes to our healthcare provision. Technology gives us the tools to shift focus from cure to prevention. What role do architects have in rising to these challenges? The team at AD find out...

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RICS has recently published a new insight paper looking at how project managers can spur the adoption of BIM and drive improvements across project teams.

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.

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