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Our team of NBS subject specialists author a wide range of interesting articles that help you make informed decisions and deliver the best projects for your clients.

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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.

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

16 August 2017 | by

BSRIA have launched a new guide to 3D printing hinting at the potential of the technology to revolutionise construction, not only in terms of prototyping and manufacture of bespoke components, but even the ability to potentially print whole buildings.

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The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today published a report entitled ‘Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure’, which recommends the establishment of a whole life carbon target for the infrastructure industry.

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We explore the process of data exchange on collaborative construction projects and set out requirements and timescales for data drops across a BIM project.

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As households continue to gulp down power across a range of electrically-powered devices and with no sign of demand slowing is it time to consider home power cell solutions to meet future demand?

17 August 2017 | by

You'll know you've incurred the wrath of the BIM community when you hear cries of "fluffy kittens". But what's that all about? We explore "BIM models" and #fluffykittens.

09 August 2017 | by

Digital Construction Week 2017 shines a light on innovation in the built environment - exploring exemplar projects like HS2 and the Tideway hub, cutting edge tech like the Tesla Model X and top trends like augmented and virtual realities.

Graphene is no longer alone in the world of two-dimensional materials. We look at a new generation of materials that have the potential to revolutionise construction.

08 August 2017 | by

Find out more about the CIC BIM Protocol - the supplementary legal agreement that can be incorporated into contractual documentation establishing obligations, liabilities and limitations on the use of building information models.

08 August 2017 | by

The government's review of industry digitalisation has set out a number of opportunities for productivity gains in an interim report. We explore the preliminary findings and ask what they mean for construction.

07 August 2017 | by

This September a range of spaces and places normally off-limits to the general public fling open their doors. If you're coming to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to check out the Old Post Office, home to NBS, why not take in some of these other top attractions?

03 August 2017 | by

What happens when you combine integrated project delivery, lean working and BIM? We explore the new connected world of digital construction that is banishing inefficiency and fragmentation to the history books.

31 July 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 July 2017.

31 July 2017 | by

Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features  new codes and minor amends to existing codes across six classification tables with some major additions to the Activities table.

26 July 2017 | by

Think you're a bit of a BIM expert? Know your DPOW from your EIR and your PIM from your PIP? Prove it by scoring top marks in our latest quiz.

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