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23 February 2017 | by

Typical concrete comprises cement, water, gravel and sand. While this mixture makes the substance hard and strong, it does not promote flexibility. Thus concrete is brittle and prone to cracks if too much weight is applied. What if it could be more bendable?

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We review progress on Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Building Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) and eye future potential.

09 September 2016 | by

A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.

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12 February 2018 | by

It’s the 60th anniversary of the mighty LEGO brick – an invention the construction industry could learn a thing or two from …

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We’ve been making some improvements to the NBS BIM Object Standard.

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Norway is set to break records for tall-timber construction with a new structure in a town just north of Oslo. Mjøstårnet will be more than 80 metres tall - 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world's tallest timber building.

21 November 2017 | by

The team at David Miller Architects share their experience using high-quality BIM objects as part of their project design workflow.

21 November 2017 | by

Drew Wiggett, head of product information at NBS, explores the benefits of structured product information when it comes to product selection and specification.

07 November 2017 | by

We want theNBS.com to be the first place you turn for answers to your construction questions. Help shape our site by telling us what you want to see more of...

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.

23 October 2017 | by

The pedestrian crossing reimagined as an interactive road surface and a network of sensors. We explore the Smart Crossing and explore its potential to save lives by constantly learning about our actions.

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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.

18 October 2017 | by

It's a year since Mark Farmer's review of the UK's construction model. We recap some of the key recommendations and assess progress so far.

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