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04 May 2017 | by 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.
10 reasons you should write a specification
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Passive fire protection
20 March 2017 | by Sarah Delany 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 Richard McPartland
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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03 September 2018 | by Bridget Hamilton
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 Jaimie Johnston
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
11 July 2018 | by Bridget Hamilton
We eavesdropped on a couple of this year’s sprints to find out what projects might be on the horizon
06 July 2018 | by Bridget Hamilton
What jobs will we see coming out of the construction industry in the next decade - and which will disappear?
02 July 2018 | by Bridget Hamilton
From Augmented Reality to 3D printing, we take a look at some of the technology turning construction on its head
29 June 2018 | by Bridget Hamilton
This year’s showcase of arts, design and innovation is full of exciting ways to use technology - from VR headsets to light shows performed by drones. We pick our top five
22 May 2018 | by NBS
Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update is of particular benefit to construction industry professionals working in the rail and water sectors.
10 May 2018 | by NBS
The annual NBS National BIM Report is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM. In this eighth report, we glean an insight into the achievements and challenges of the industry two years on from the BIM Mandate.
23 April 2018 | by Jess Sharman
As the population continues to grow and urban areas continue to sprawl, light pollution is becoming an increasing problem. In this article we look at the different types of light pollution and the problems they are creating.
21 March 2018 | by Bridget Hamilton
The locks to your front and back doors are integral to keeping your property and all of its contents safe and secure. We take a look at the most common type of lock - the Euro Cylinder - and the regulations surrounding it