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David Percy from the University of Salford applies mathematical principles to car park design. Crunching the numbers he suggests some design recommendations that could make parking the car a lot less painful.

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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.

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Wonder why you'd need a specification and what the benefits would be? Tempted to do without a specification at all? We've 10 key reasons as to why you shouldn't scrimp when it comes to specifications.

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26 August 2016 | by

A parliamentary inquiry into the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces has been launched and views are being sought until Wednesday 12 October 2016.

25 August 2016 | by

David Percy from the University of Salford applies mathematical principles to car park design. Crunching the numbers he suggests some design recommendations that could make parking the car a lot less painful.

22 August 2016 | by

As the extensive refurbishment of NBS's Newcastle headquarters reaches its final phase we open a box full of memories - of the way we, and our historic building, used to be. Take a look inside and share your views...

22 August 2016 | by

The doors to some of England’s most interesting and unique buildings are set to be thrown open next month as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival.

04 August 2016 | by

NBS recently became the first UK organisation to become an Autodesk Solution Associate following years of hard work and collaboration via the Autodesk Developer Network. Here we take a look at developments.

04 August 2016 | by

At NBS we are committed to supporting open standards for BIM. Furthermore, we have been one of the most active organisations in the UK involved in developing these standards and encouraging their use. Here we explore just what that means in practice.

04 August 2016 | by

Hattie Hartman - in Brazil: Restructuring the Urban; part of the Architectural Design series - finds out whether the Olympic Games have acted as a catalyst for transformation or will be remembered as a missed opportunity.

29 July 2016 | by

How do we redefine the rural in a globalised urban world? That's the question Designing the rural: A global countryside in flux - part of the Architectural Design series - sets out to explore.

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PAS 2080 is the first specification in the world that specifically addresses managing carbon in infrastructure.

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With the Rio 2016 Games just days away we muse on how to secure a sustainable future for Olympic venues. How did London 2012 fare and how has Brazil risen to the challenge?

26 July 2016 | by

A newly published BRE report, New insights into air conditioning in the UK, sheds important light on electricity usage by air conditioning in UK offices and retail environments.

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