The NBS Shared Parameters file provides consistency when scheduling and co-ordinating families and projects as part of BIM processes.
The only collection of high-quality BIM objects certified to meet the NBS BIM Object Standard.
NBS BIM Templates for Autodesk Revit are project and family template files which have been pre-loaded with shared parameters required by the NBS BIM Object Standard.
The NBS BIM Object Standard is a globally recognized mark of quality and consistency. It results in objects in the right format for the platform that you use, and containing all of the information that you need.
In architectural terms, ‘daylighting’ refers to using natural light to provide occupants of a building with the level of lighting they need for essential activities. In this article, Jess Sharman explains how to effectively use lighting, and the things you need to consider on your projects.
27 March 2023
75% of people said excessive office noise prevented them from doing a good job. How can architects and designers improve productivity through acoustic design?
Our latest research is about construction product information, which we have not researched for several years. We have always been keen to monitor trends in information formats that specifiers find most useful: particularly the trend towards digital forms of data. This is covered in this research, but there are bigger themes underlying this, which have taken on particular significance in the past few years: namely, building safety and environmental sustainability.
08 February 2022
| by NBS
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.
Being an Architect has never been so important. Originally, we would have needed to deliver a building that suited the client and withstood the elements. As time has gone on, our plates have stacked ever higher. The construction industry is now at risk of being labelled a 'dirty industry' with the built environment being linked to 49% of carbon emissions.
NBS Chorus includes the essential features needed to produce high-quality specifications in the cloud. The Chorus Pro level of subscription includes an enhanced set of features which enable complete cloud specification for smarter working. This article looks at these features, and the reasons why Chorus Pro is the right choice for organizations that specify on construction projects.
From the first versions of NBS, connecting specification writers with construction product manufacturers has always been a big part of what we do. In the 1970s, this was purely in the form of a promotional page within the paper version of NBS. This developed into the RIBA Product Selector directories, and then into digital websites for product literature, specifications and objects.