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 look at some of the real issues the construction industry faces, and how digitisation can help address them.
At our recent series of NBS Discover events around the UK, we held roundtable discussions with delegates. We wanted to use these events to ask for your thoughts about a number of relevant industry themes including collaboration, specification, office knowledge and customer support.
At the recent Discover events there were a number of presentations from NBS customers. We take a look at their stories in respect to how they are integrating NBS into their existing workflows.
Sit up straight and get stuck into these ten talks exploring machine learning, smart cities, data and lots more
A good master specification system must follow the principles of the seven Cs - we take a look at each one in our downloadable infographic
There’s £600 billion of government investment in the pipeline, yet our workforce is ageing and short of the skills needed in traditional construction processes
We eavesdropped on a couple of this year’s sprints to find out what projects might be on the horizon
What jobs will we see coming out of the construction industry in the next decade - and which will disappear?