Here we explore 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D building information modelling (BIM), and show how adding extra information can make for more timely decisions – and ultimately better buildings.
19 August 2021
We've outlined the key reasons that you should keep using your NBS subscription even when you're not working on a project.
Being an Architect has never been so important. Originally, we would have needed to deliver a building that suited the client and withstood the elements. As time has gone on, our plates have stacked ever higher. The construction industry is now at risk of being labelled a 'dirty industry' with the built environment being linked to 49% of carbon emissions.
NBS Chorus includes the essential features needed to produce high-quality specifications in the cloud. The Chorus Pro level of subscription includes an enhanced set of features which enable complete cloud specification for smarter working. This article looks at these features, and the reasons why Chorus Pro is the right choice for organizations that specify on construction projects.
29 July 2021
This is the latest in our quarterly updating programme for Uniclass 2015. It includes updates to eight tables.
From the first versions of NBS, connecting specification writers with construction product manufacturers has always been a big part of what we do. In the 1970s, this was purely in the form of a promotional page within the paper version of NBS. This developed into the RIBA Product Selector directories, and then into digital websites for product literature, specifications and objects.
17 June 2021
We caught up with ADAM Architecture’s Assistant IT Manager, Dave Cox, to find out how the practice has benefitted by moving from NBS Building to NBS Chorus, and how working in the cloud has helped the business manage risk.
As we embrace construction’s digital age, project data requirements are becoming more complex. Having a central unified basis of information is tantamount to project success.
02 June 2021
Multi-discipline engineering design consultancy Hydrock told us how NBS Chorus helps them work more collaboratively for more efficient and consistent results.
In May 2021, NBS hosted two webinars exploring the leading classification, Uniclass 2015, and how it's used across the industry on a range of construction projects. Following the session, several questions were asked by attendees, and we have provided answers.
Recently, the Uniclass 2015 team have been working closely with specialists at the Palace of Westminster to develop additional codes that can be applied to historic items within the Houses of Parliament and elsewhere.
We explore inclusive design in construction and how NBS Chorus works in conjunction with the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 to create successful project specifications.