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22 June 2017 | by
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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.

04 August 2016 | by
Last amended on 03 May 2017

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.

We share some of the ways we're working with the industry and how to get involved.

20 July 2017 | by

Autodesk's Brian Roepke introduces the company's Forge platforms and how they can help deliver as part of a BIM workflow. By way of example, Dr Stephen Hamil explains how NBS have utilised the power of Forge in producing the NBS Online Viewer.

12 September 2017 | by

While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.

06 September 2017 | by

We explore the two most recent Government Construction Strategy documents (covering 2011-15 and 2016-20) with a passing nod to a raft of reports that have sought to offer recommendations for an industry looking to achieve productivity and cost savings to deliver better outcomes.

Architectural practices share their BIM journeys - how people, tools and technology are coming together to get results for clients.

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17 November 2017 | by

We explore PAS 1192-6 - one of two new additions to the PAS 1192 framework - which will provide a specification for sharing structured health and safety information.

16 November 2017 | by

How do you decide if your project needs a passenger lift or a platform lift? We explore the pros and cons of these access solutions and some of the key considerations, whichever you opt for.

09 November 2017 | by

Cutting-edge tech is set to take the strain on-site. We enter the world of bionic arms and full-body suits that are set to safeguard health, increase productivity and make your co-workers look like something from a superhero movie.

09 November 2017 | by

The Department for Education has confirmed that T-level courses in construction will get underway in 2020.

08 November 2017 | by

Plain Language Questions posed by a client/employer help guide how the supply chain rises to the challenges of delivery on a construction project. We explore how PLQs fit into a project workflow.

07 November 2017 | by

The NBS Manufacturers' BIM Report 2017 provides a snapshot of the changes the industry has been going through since the BIM mandate was implemented in April 2016 and shows what manufacturers are making of the opportunities on offer. Here we distil some of the key findings from this year's survey.

07 November 2017 | by

Got an idea that could make where you live greener, smarter and more sustainable? The Geovation challenge will help get your innovation off the ground.

07 November 2017 | by

Even basic first aid knowledge can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. Two free apps from St John Ambulance aim to put this basic knowledge in the palm of your hands.

07 November 2017 | by

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The NBS Manufacturers' BIM Report 2017 provides a snapshot of the changes the industry has been going through since the BIM mandate was implemented in April 2016 and shows what manufacturers are making of the opportunities on offer. Here we present a preview version of the report, officially launched at the Construction Product Association's Autumn Lunch.

31 October 2017 | by

We explore applications and practicalities of installing raised access flooring systems in this NBS guide.

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