BIM (Building Information Modelling)

The revolutionary force of Building Information Modelling continues to reverberate around the construction industry. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on BIM from NBS.


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11 March 2017 | by

Kieran Parkinson from BSI looks at the how BIM standards have helped remove much of the risk and uncertainty associated with sharing information in a virtual construction environment and explores how such standards can be internationalised. He also shares thoughts on four UK BIM standards projects that will drive the next stage in the digital construction revolution.

22 March 2017 | by

This article introduces some new public beta functionality that allows models and specifications to be uploaded and viewed from the context of a project within the NBS BIM Toolkit. We’re hoping that this new functionality will be well received by NBS users within their existing BIM workflows.

03 August 2016 | by

What is BIM? NBS experts explore definitions of the process that sees construction industry professionals collaborate on a range of data that comes together in a federated digital Building Information Model. We also explore a range of essential BIM tools and resources.

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18 August 2017 | by

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

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.

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

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.

26 July 2017 | by

Top titles on Building Information Modelling. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best BIM books. It's essential reading for BIM beginners, novices and experts alike.

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.

24 July 2017 | by

There's a packed events programme in store for the remainder of 2017. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in the months ahead.

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