Understand how a digital plan of work that follows the RIBA Plan of Work can be produced. Links are provided to RIBA resources, providing guidance and a Microsoft Excel template ‘Toolbox’.
Specification is a process which develops throughout the project timeline. This article examines specification development from outline to descriptive requirements and into prescriptive solutions, in the context of information management processes.
As part of the 2014/ 15 Innovate UK-funded BIM Toolkit project, NBS worked with BDP and Mott MacDonald to produce a set of indicative ‘level of detail (LOD) guides’. These are now available as a set of downloads. This article discusses the guides in the context of current information management processes.
NBS has released a collaborative five-part guide, with input from members of the NBS technical and information teams and other sustainability champions. Customers will be able to reference the guides and find what they need to aid in their sustainable specification efforts.
28 April 2022
This is the latest in our quarterly updating programme for Uniclass. It includes updates to eight tables and is predominantly for the addition of new classifications and corrections to existing classifications.
14 April 2022
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21 September 2022
Classification of ‘things’ is an integral part in the successful delivery of interoperable data, allowing information to be organised and easily retrieved. To support the industry in assigning classification, NBS and the Government Industry Interoperability Group have undertaken an alignment exercise between Uniclass and IFC, removing the need to work through a manual decision process and improving consistent selection within the industry.
At our recent NBS Construction Leaders’ Summit, BDP Chief Information Officer Alistair Kell told the story of BDP’s digital transformation journey. This article looks at how NBS is a part of BDP’s digital process, the presentation is available to watch and a short interview with Alistair is listed below.
08 February 2022
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This infographic illustrates some of the key insights from the most recent Digital Construction Report.
Over 900 construction professionals gave their views. Here we pick out ten highlights, which we believe will continue to be relevant in 2022.
Specifications for architecture, engineering, landscape, and the built environment give construction teams a detailed overview of the project work, required performance, and product selections. This article answers some commonly asked questions about specification and NBS, including how to write a specification, and what to include.
Learn about the core elements of building information modelling (BIM), and find out why it's so important for construction projects.
Here we explore 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D building information modelling (BIM), and show how adding extra information can make for more timely decisions – and ultimately better buildings.