Design and Specification

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23 February 2016 | by

Uniclass 2015, the unified classification system for all UK construction sectors, continues to evolve. Find out more about the latest changes and the journey so far.

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11 February 2016 | by

The government has worked with Openreach and the Home Builders Federation on a new agreement that will see fibre based broadband offered to all new developments either for free or as part of a co-funded initiative.

17 February 2016 | by

We explore some of the latest tools and apps for online collaboration. Whatever your line of work, whatever the task in hand, there's sure to be something that can eliminate frustration from your daily life...

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14 April 2016 | by

In architectural terms, the word “daylighting” refers to the use of natural light to provide occupants with the level of lighting that they need for basic activities.

08 April 2016 | by

Entries are being sought for the National CDM and Student Designer Awards.

01 April 2016 | by

Slides from the bsi BIM solutions presentation delivered by Andy Butterfield, Global Head of Construction and Product Certification at Ecobuild 2016.

15 March 2016 | by

Here we round up presentations from the ‘Digital Building Theatre’ programme at Ecobuild 2016 - a feature area bringing together content and innovation around three key themes of digital design, construction and performance.

14 March 2016 | by

We take a look at some key documentation that will prove invaluable when planning the fire safety strategy of your next project.

11 March 2016 | by

Slides from The Future of BIM presentation delivered by Richard Waterhouse from NBS/ RIBA Enterprises at Ecobuild 2016.

10 March 2016 | by

It's the final day of Ecobuild 2016 and a packed three day programme draws to a close. Catch up with the last day's happenings here.

09 March 2016 | by

Slides from the Putting BIM at the heart of small practice presentation delivered by David Miller from David Miller Architects at Ecobuild 2016.

08 March 2016 | by

Ecobuild 2016 got underway with a massive programme laid out across the cavernous open space at London's ExCeL arena. Catch up with highlights from the first day.

08 March 2016 | by

Slides from the An Introduction to BIM for Manufacturers presentation delivered by Ian Chapman from NBS at Ecobuild 2016.