Arguably the biggest external factor influencing the construction industry is the world’s rising population. A recent World Economic Forum publication on the future of construction reported that the population of the world’s urban areas is increasing by 200 000 people per day.
13 December 2018
Phil Simpson takes a look back at the last 12 month with BIM Alliance and pulls out his top take aways for 2018.
NBS, the leading provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools, has released a new survey looking into the use of digital technologies across the industry.
At the recent Discover events there were a number of presentations from NBS customers. We take a look at their stories in respect to how they are integrating NBS into their existing workflows.
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
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
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.
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
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?
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.
It’s the 60th anniversary of the mighty LEGO brick – an invention the construction industry could learn a thing or two from …
We’ve been making some improvements to the NBS BIM Object Standard.