Design and Specification

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10 September 2015 | by

How can cities be designed to accommodate all the advantages – and minimise the disadvantages – of urban living?

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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.

02 February 2017 | by

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.

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06 April 2017 | by

NBS staff open the doors to our UK headquarters, taking you on a tour of the recently-refurbished, BCO award-winning, Old Post Office in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

29 March 2017 | by

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.

28 March 2017 | by

Comments have now closed on a draft of PAS 1192-6 which specifies requirements for the collaborative sharing of structured health and safety information throughout the project lifecycle.

27 March 2017 | by

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.

27 March 2017 | by

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.

24 March 2017 | by

Open Doors returns this March offering a unique chance to see behind the scenes at major 'live' construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales.

22 March 2017 | by

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.

22 March 2017 | by

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.

22 March 2017 | by

What is a 'BIM Manager'? What do they do? What kind of skills and abilities should a BIM Manager have? Do you even need a BIM Manager at all?

20 March 2017 | by

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.

15 March 2017 | by

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.

14 March 2017 | by

Essential resources for Building Information Modelling (BIM) - from useful websites to relevant trade organisations and useful feeds of news, information, advice, and more.

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