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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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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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28 March 2017 | by

We explore ten top BIM terms, phrases and concepts and explain each in more detail. It's a one-stop-shop to find out about Building Information Modelling, BEPs, the CDE, Government Soft Landings and more.

27 March 2017 | by

ICE’s State of the Nation 2017 report looks at how advances in digital technology and data are transforming how we design, deliver and operate infrastructure.

22 March 2017 | by

What is a 'BIM Manager'? What do they do? What kind of skills and abilities should a BIM Manager have? Do you even need a BIM Manager at all? Our career profile reveals all.

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.

20 March 2017 | by

Uniclass 2015 is a unified classification system for the UK construction industry covering all sectors of the industry. Here we explore Uniclass 2015, introducing key concepts, explain how the tables are coded and how to view and download the Uniclass 2015 tables.

15 March 2017 | by

As PAS 1192-6 opens for public comment we re-examine what BIM means for construction health and safety by exploring this NBS book.

14 March 2017 | by

Employers are responsible for defining the deliverables required at each stage of a construction project as a digital plan of work (DPoW). This plan will cover the entire project timeline - from developing a strategy to managing the built asset. Here we explore the digital plan of work stages and show how content develops over time.

13 March 2017 | by

Clients have a cruical role to play in reducing the amount of carbon present in built structures. A new UK Green Building Council guide offers practical advice when it comes to developing an effective brief.

We explore the progress made by the EU BIM Task Group and an update on how European Nations are approaching the challenges of the move towards collaborative digital construction.

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.

11 March 2017 | by

Mark Bew MBE looks back at the BIM Level 2 journey, the move towards BIM Level 3 and the start of the Digital Built Britain programme - heralding a new generation of smart infrastructure and construction.

11 March 2017 | by

This case study looks at how Manchester City Council’s supply chain is utilising BIM on their schools’ programme. It looks at one of these schools, the St Margaret’s refurbishment project, through the design and specification phases.

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