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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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04 December 2015 | by
Last amended on 09 August 2017

The recent global WannaCry ransomware attack has put information security firmly back in the headlines. Here we show how PAS 1192-5 principles can be embedded to deliver a security approach for built assets in a collaborative digital construction project that’s both proportionate and robust.

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

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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.

18 October 2017 | by
Last amended on 20 October 2017

Delegates have flocked to London's ExCeL for this year's Digital Construction Week. Here's our pick of highlights and your social shares from the first day of the show.

17 October 2017 | by

The UK BIM Alliance Project Team has produced a guidance document and associated matrix tool that BIM project teams can download and use to help them define their client data requirements.

02 October 2017 | by

We explore how data comes together on a design and construction project to form what is, at first, a model of design intent, and eventually evolves to become a virtual construction model. 

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.

12 September 2017 | by

Having a shared understanding of what construction terms mean, and where there is parity, is crucial to delivering projects. We explore the buildingSMART data dictionary that maps terms and properties and builds powerful connections.

12 September 2017 | by

It's information that drives a construction project - but what information is required, in what order, when should it be delivered and who is responsible for providing it?  We explore the Information Delivery Plan (IDM) that documents exchanges of information on a project.

11 September 2017 | by

An academic conference on smart cities in book form... ideal for those looking for a deeper delve into the complex web of issues that surround the concept. Expect essays on governance, planning and societal impacts as well as technologies and applications.

11 September 2017 | by

The PAS 1192 framework sets out the requirements for the level of model detail (the graphical content), model information (non-graphical content, such as specification data), model definition (its meaning) and model information exchanges.

11 September 2017 | by

What is meant by a federated building information model? We explore the workflow of collaborative construction as design discipline models, rich with data, come together to inform better project decisions and touch on some of the legal concerns at the heart of this kind of approach.

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