Specifications for architecture, engineering, landscape, and the built environment give construction teams a detailed overview of the project work, required performance, and product selections. This article answers some commonly asked questions about specification and NBS, including how to write a specification, and what to include.
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.
31 August 2021
Over the last year, we’ve hosted a wide range of webinars covering everything you need to know about the construction industry.
Here’s just five of the most popular webinars of 2021.
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.
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.