Plan of Work and Project Administration
Practical advice on the process and procedures that underpin the delivery of successful project outcomes. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on Plan of Work and Project Administration from NBS.
13 July 2016 | by Richard McPartland
Ever thought of setting up your own practice? We launch a new series that will set you on the path to success. This time, what's your proposition? Can you shape a business around the bits of work that you find engaging and, even, fun?
Retentions? Essential or outmoded?
Why CPD is vital for construction professionals
Rise of the robot? Construction jobs for a new age
17 February 2016 | by Richard McPartland
We explore some of the latest tools and apps for online collaboration. Whatever your line of work, whatever the task in hand, there's sure to be something that can eliminate frustration from your daily life...
13 July 2016 | by Tim Bellhouse
Wonder why you'd need a specification and what the benefits would be? Tempted to do without a specification at all? We've 10 key reasons as to why you shouldn't scrimp when it comes to specifications.
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02 October 2017 | by Jess Sharman
Unlike with the current linear "take, make, dispose" economy model, in circular thinking materials, components and products are kept at their highest use and value at all time. The focus is on restoration, regeneration and reuse rather than disposal.
19 September 2017 | by Rob Younger
Over the next few months NBS plays host to students looking to carve out a career in construction. Here Rob talks about his experience within project management and also gives some insight to young people wanting to be a project manager and what educational routes they can follow to become a project manager....
18 September 2017 | by Rob Younger
Over the next few months NBS plays host to students looking to carve out a career in construction. We're keen to find out more about their skills and experiences and to find out more about what it takes to get a foothold in the industry. First up... Meet Rob...
12 September 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Having a shared understanding of what construction terms mean, and where there is parity, is crucial to delivering projects. We explore the buildingSMART data dictionary that maps terms and properties and builds powerful connections.
12 September 2017 | by Sarah Rock
While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.
11 September 2017 | by Richard McPartland
What is meant by a federated building information model? We explore the workflow of collaborative construction as design discipline models, rich with data, come together to inform better project decisions and touch on some of the legal concerns at the heart of this kind of approach.
11 September 2017 | by Richard McPartland
An academic conference on smart cities in book form... ideal for those looking for a deeper delve into the complex web of issues that surround the concept. Expect essays on governance, planning and societal impacts as well as technologies and applications.
06 September 2017 | by Richard McPartland
We explore the two most recent Government Construction Strategy documents (covering 2011-15 and 2016-20) with a passing nod to a raft of reports that have sought to offer recommendations for an industry looking to achieve productivity and cost savings to deliver better outcomes.
25 August 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Safety briefings and toolbox talks have an essential role to play in ensuring health and safety matters are at the forefront of your workers’ minds, helping to keep your site safe and productive. We explore the requirements for such talks and briefings, what topics they might cover and what form they might take and offer tips for those looking to deliver effective presentations.
18 August 2017 | by Richard McPartland
We explore the process of data exchange on collaborative construction projects and set out requirements and timescales for data drops across a BIM project.
25 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Educators are flocking to the Minecraft platform, which allows players to build and explore virtual cities, to enthuse a new generation of potential construction professionals.
24 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
There's a packed events programme in store for the remainder of 2017. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in the months ahead.