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

25 July 2017 | by

Educators are flocking to the Minecraft platform, which allows players to build and explore virtual cities, to enthuse a new generation of potential construction professionals.

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Dr Stephen Hamil, speaking at Autodesk University 2017, shows how project teams can collaborate to develop information on a BIM project.

07 November 2017 | by

The NBS National BIM Report for Manufacturers 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 December 2017 | by

The RIBA has published a report detailing the impact of Brexit on architecture exports and how the profession can continue to grow globally as Britain leaves the EU.

07 September 2017 | by

You've probably heard the term BIM object before... but what is a BIM object anyway and what is one used for? What kind of graphical and non-graphical information does it contain? And, crucially, what format(s) should this information adhere to and where can you find them? Our NBS guide to BIM objects delves into the details.

12 October 2017 | by

We explore the Health and Safety File that serves as a legal record of health and safety information that will be of use to both clients and end users.

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Part one of a four part series exploring the different phases of industrial revolution.

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Autodesk's President and CEO, Andrew Anagnost, kicks off AU 2017 with a unique perspective on automation and the Future of Work. Passionate about the topic, Andrew's presentation is designed to give you the confidence to embrace this new future. There's even a staring role for the NBS Online Viewer in this year's keynote.

24 November 2017 | by

Construction projects benefit from an aerial vantage point and thanks to drone technology it's quicker and easier than ever to get an eye in the sky that is able to collect video, photos and data that you can put to work on a project. We explore the benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs for the construction industry.

22 November 2017 | by

Energy-wasting homes mean higher bills and climate-warming emissions. With UK homes some of the most expensive to heat in Europe, why did an ambitious plan to make all new homes 'zero carbon' fail?

21 November 2017 | by

In this class from the Forge DevCon strand of Autodesk University Las Vegas, Dr  Stephen Hamil from NBS looks at how project teams can collaborate to develop information on a BIM project.

21 November 2017 | by

The team at David Miller Architects share their experience using high-quality BIM objects as part of their project design workflow.

21 November 2017 | by

Laser scans are a quick and easy way to collect extremely accurate data about on-site conditions. We explore some of the advantages of the "Scan to BIM" process, what laser scanning entails, and how point clouds can be used to deliver 3D parametric models.

21 November 2017 | by

Lee Jones from Ideal Standard shares his thoughts on the company's BIM journey.

21 November 2017 | by

Drew Wiggett, head of product information at NBS, explores the benefits of structured product information when it comes to product selection and specification.

21 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. Download our full, free report today.

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.

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