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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?

01 March 2015 | by

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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01 August 2018 | by

If you don’t know exactly which products are in a design, and exactly which products are in the subsequent completed building, there can be significant trouble ahead

01 August 2018

A good master specification system must follow the principles of the seven Cs - we take a look at each one in our downloadable infographic 

10 May 2018 | by

The annual NBS National BIM Report is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM. In this eighth report, we glean an insight into the achievements and challenges of the industry two years on from the BIM Mandate.

21 March 2018 | by

The locks to your front and back doors are integral to keeping your property and all of its contents safe and secure. We take a look at the most common type of lock - the Euro Cylinder - and the regulations surrounding it

12 March 2018 | by

From spirit level apps to thermal imaging cameras, there are hundreds of ways your phone comes in handy on a construction project. But will they really make a difference?

26 February 2018 | by

Over the past few decades, climate change and the search for renewable energy sources have become hot topics within the research community. Phase change materials (PCMs) have been heavily researched over the past decade due to their potential applications in many sectors such as the construction industry, the automobile industry, the aerospace industry and many more.

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.

11 December 2017 | by

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.

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