We round-up articles focussing on the latest research surveys.
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.
NBS Research Manager, David Bain, explores some of the key themes from this year's What Specifiers Want report and shows how NBS can help manufacturers build lasting relationships with specifiers.
We are pleased to release the findings of our Specification Survey for Manufacturers. The findings of this survey are an invaluable resource for understanding the specification process, the needs of specifiers, and what they need from manufacturers to help them realise design intent.
David Wigglesworth, Managing Director of SFS intec UK, shares his experiences and opinions about how manufacturers can support specifications and ensure that design intent is not broken.
Kieran Parkinson from BSI looks at the how BIM standards have helped remove much of the risk and uncertainty associated with sharing information in a virtual construction environment and explores how such standards can be internationalised. He also shares thoughts on four UK BIM standards projects that will drive the next stage in the digital construction revolution.
Paul Dodd, Associate Director at the Scottish Futures Trust, shares the story of Scotland's BIM Level 2 journey and the work of the BIM Delivery Group.
We explore the progress made by the EU BIM Task Group and an update on how European Nations are approaching the challenges of the move towards collaborative digital construction.
NBS research has found that Approved Documents are valued by users and are essential in making sure people comply with the building regulations. There is, however, work to be done to make them fit for digital construction.
Ian Chapman, Director of the National BIM Library and NBS, introduces our 2016 BIM Report for Manufacturers.