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23 February 2017 | by Richard McPartland
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?
Why graphene really is a wonder material
Wooden windows? Clear benefits.
01 March 2015 | by Jane Anderson
We review progress on Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Building Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) and eye future potential.
09 September 2016 | by Richard McPartland
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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25 October 2018 | by NBS
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.
16 October 2018 | by Dr Stephen Hamil
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 | by Adrian Malleson
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 NBS
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 Bridget Hamilton
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 Bridget Hamilton
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 Kyle Mason
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 Bridget Hamilton
It’s the 60th anniversary of the mighty LEGO brick – an invention the construction industry could learn a thing or two from …
07 February 2018 | by Drew Wiggett
We’ve been making some improvements to the NBS BIM Object Standard.
11 December 2017 | by Richard McPartland
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 Richard Waterhouse
Richard Waterhouse, CEO, NBS introduces the NBS National BIM Report for Manufacturers 2017.