Design and Specification
Save time and money by making informed choices at the design and specification stage of your projects. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on design and specification from NBS.
How can cities be designed to accommodate all the advantages – and minimise the disadvantages – of urban living?
NBS explored the imperative for consistent quality data for manufacturer's objects in a seminar session at BIM Show Live 2017. Here we touch on some of the key areas that formed part of the session and share presentation slides.
The Swedish-headquartered purveyor of MALMs, EKTORPs and BILLY bookcases is set to make a play for the smart lighting market with its new TRÅDFRI range. With BSRIA estimating that the smart home and light market in the UK is set to grow by almost 30% in 2017 is it time to start specifying smart tech? We look to shed some light on the subject.
Views are sought on two new standards for information management using Building Information Modelling - BS ENISO 19650. Part 1 sets out concepts and principles, Part 2 explores the management process around the delivery phase of assets and the key information exchanges required.
ICE’s State of the Nation 2017 report looks at how advances in digital technology and data are transforming how we design, deliver and operate infrastructure.
Open Doors returns this March offering a unique chance to see behind the scenes at major 'live' construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
Simple measures can easily be included in new buildings, and retrofitted to old, to help reduce householders' water usage often at little or no cost to the developer. We explore key considerations when designing for the efficient use of water.
This article introduces some new public beta functionality that allows models and specifications to be uploaded and viewed from the context of a project within the NBS BIM Toolkit. We’re hoping that this new functionality will be well received by NBS users within their existing BIM workflows.
Uniclass 2015 is a unified classification system for the UK construction industry covering all sectors of the industry. Here we explore Uniclass 2015, introducing key concepts, explain how the tables are coded and how to view and download the Uniclass 2015 tables.
Improving air quality, increasing natural light and introducing greenery can have a real and significant impact on your employees and the company's bottom line too.