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Stefan Mordue explores a range of factors to consider when specifying real or artificial Christmas trees.

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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.

14 November 2016

NBS is inviting construction professionals to inform the industry on changing needs in how specifications are being written and help NBS improve the tools and resources it provides.

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09 December 2016 | by

A year dominated by the historic referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union, 2016 has been a year of mixed fortunes for the construction industry. In this NBS review of the year we look at some of the key headlines from the year gone by and look forward to 2017.

01 December 2016 | by

If 2016 has taught us anything then it's to expect the unexpected. Referendum result ripples will continue to be felt in 2017 but what does the construction industry actually want to see in the year ahead? We asked the question. You provided the predictions.

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The NBS BIM Object Standard sets out what constitutes a high-quality BIM object – with the right levels of information, appropriate geometry, and a consistent, structured format. In this new series we explore the standard in detail.

28 November 2016 | by

Adrian Malleson takes the temperature of a UK construction industry mulling its post-Brexit future, six months on, distilling the responses to our second survey on the historic referendum on EU membership.

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Most of a building’s problems can be traced to moisture. It causes wood to decay, concrete to crack, fungus to grow, metals to corrode, pipes to burst (from the cycle of freezing and thawing), and it damages and discolours interior finishes. Understand moisture and you can prevent damp occuring.

24 November 2016 | by

The NBS BIM Object Standard sets out what constitutes a high-quality BIM object – with the right levels of information, appropriate geometry, and a consistent, structured format. In this new series we explore the standard in detail.

23 November 2016 | by

What happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay there. We share five key takeaways from the 2016 Autodesk University event, complete with links to watch some of the best sessions online.

22 November 2016 | by

Harnessing the power of the sun to cut energy costs seems to make good sense. Jess Sharman explores a new generation of polymer photovoltaics and explores the pros and cons of the new wave...

15 November 2016 | by

The NBS BIM Object Standard sets out what constitutes a high-quality BIM object – with the right levels of information, appropriate geometry, and a consistent, structured format. In this new series we explore the standard in detail.

14 November 2016 | by

Stefan Mordue explores a range of factors to consider when specifying real or artificial Christmas trees.

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