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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.


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04 May 2017 | by

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.

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20 March 2017 | by
Last amended on 26 April 2019

Uniclass 2015 is a unified classification for the UK industry covering all construction sectors. It contains consistent tables classifying items of all scale from a facility such as a railway down through to products such as a CCTV camera in a railway station.

02 May 2017 | by

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?

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14 November 2018 | by

In a new series of articles we ask city dwellers - including artists, gamers and sound designers - how their work informs the way they see the built environment

02 November 2018 | by

In a new series of articles we ask city dwellers - including artists, gamers and sound designers - how their work informs the way they see the built environment

25 October 2018 | by

NBS, the leading provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools, has released a new survey looking into the use of digital technologies across the industry.

23 October 2018 | by

We look at some of the real issues the construction industry faces, and how digitisation can help address them.

22 October 2018 | by

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.

16 October 2018 | by

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.

03 September 2018 | by

Sit up straight and get stuck into these ten talks exploring machine learning, smart cities, data and lots more

17 August 2018

With an increased need for knowledge, Sarah Roberts, Marketing Director at John Cullen Lighting, talks to NBS about CPD and why they chose to be a part of the RIBA CPD Providers Network. 

01 August 2018

A good master specification system must follow the principles of the seven Cs - we take a look at each one in our downloadable infographic 

24 July 2018 | by

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

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