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Specification

We round-up a range of articles looking at Specification - the supporting document at the heart of a construction project that codifies requirements and expectations.

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13 April 2018 | by

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.

26 March 2018 | by

What are the main causes of injury, illness and death in the construction industry - and how can we avoid them?

21 March 2018 | by

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

12 March 2018 | by

From spirit level apps to thermal imaging cameras, there are hundreds of ways your phone comes in handy on a construction project. But will they really make a difference?

26 February 2018 | by

Over the past few decades, climate change and the search for renewable energy sources have become hot topics within the research community. Phase change materials (PCMs) have been heavily researched over the past decade due to their potential applications in many sectors such as the construction industry, the automobile industry, the aerospace industry and many more.

12 February 2018 | by

It’s the 60th anniversary of the mighty LEGO brick – an invention the construction industry could learn a thing or two from …

17 January 2018 | by

It’s easy to see why some people think that adopting a BIM approach might only be worthwhile on bigger projects, but is there benefit and value in adopting BIM processes for smaller projects? And just what is a BIM approach anyway?

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?

30 March 2017 | by

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.

30 March 2017 | by

Following the launch of What Specifiers Want 2017, we asked four specifiers from a variety of practices, to share their experiences of specification, product selection and manufacturer support.

30 March 2017 | by

Results from the NBS Specification Survey highlight specifiers’ needs and the challenges that they face when producing specifications. But there are several different ways in which specifiers may approach this task and attempt to overcome these challenges. We ask Malcolm Brown, Director of FaulknerBrowns Architects, to share his experience of producing specifications and his opinion on how manufacturers can help them.

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