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.
In November 2016 we launched our latest survey in a bid to understand how the industry is changing the way it writes specifications as it continues to adopt digital ways of working. We're now ready to share the results in the NBS Specification Report 2017.
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.
Specifications for construction: defined. For all the talk about models awash with data (both graphical and non-graphical) you avoid the specification at your peril. But what is a specification for construction? What form does it take? What detail should it contain?
We have picked five key resources we think you will find useful if you are a practicing Landscape Architect. You could be just starting out in your career or have been practising for years, either way here are the top five resources you should know about.
It’s the 60th anniversary of the mighty LEGO brick – an invention the construction industry could learn a thing or two from …
It’s easy to see why some people think that adopting a BIM approach might only be worthwhile on bigger projects, but is there benefit and value in adopting BIM processes for smaller projects? And just what is a BIM approach anyway?
Norway is set to break records for tall-timber construction with a new structure in a town just north of Oslo. Mjøstårnet will be more than 80 metres tall - 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world's tallest timber building.
Autodesk's President and CEO, Andrew Anagnost, kicks off AU 2017 with a unique perspective on automation and the Future of Work. Passionate about the topic, Andrew's presentation is designed to give you the confidence to embrace this new future. There's even a staring role for the NBS Online Viewer in this year's keynote.
Construction projects benefit from an aerial vantage point and thanks to drone technology it's quicker and easier than ever to get an eye in the sky that is able to collect video, photos and data that you can put to work on a project. We explore the benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs for the construction industry.
In this class from the Forge DevCon strand of Autodesk University Las Vegas, Dr Stephen Hamil from NBS looks at how project teams can collaborate to develop information on a BIM project.
The team at David Miller Architects share their experience using high-quality BIM objects as part of their project design workflow.
Drew Wiggett, head of product information at NBS, explores the benefits of structured product information when it comes to product selection and specification.
Laser scans are a quick and easy way to collect extremely accurate data about on-site conditions. We explore some of the advantages of the "Scan to BIM" process, what laser scanning entails, and how point clouds can be used to deliver 3D parametric models.