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

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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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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.

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

25 October 2017 | by

In our beginner's guide we look at issues arising when assessing potential impacts of built assets across the project lifecycle.

24 October 2017 | by

The latest ranking of UK smart cities commissioned by Huawei UK charts an increasing pack of contenders and challengers with an interesting change at the top of the table.

24 October 2017 | by

As a key client of UK construction the government recognised its ability to bring about improved outcomes and greater efficiencies while transforming the construction industry in the process. We explore the push-pull at the heart of the 2011 Government Construction Strategy.

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