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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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

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.

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

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.

20 March 2017 | by

Uniclass 2015 is a unified classification system for the UK construction industry covering all sectors of the industry. Here we explore Uniclass 2015, introducing key concepts, explain how the tables are coded and how to view and download the Uniclass 2015 tables.

04 March 2017 | by

Following the launch of the NBS Specification Report 2017, we asked four people working in the industry to share their experiences of specifications for construction with us in more detail.

04 March 2017 | by

Specifications are still as important as ever - even as the construction industry undergoes digital revolution. In fact, it's the specification documentation that serves as the backbone of your entire digital project.

04 March 2017 | by

Producing a specification doesn't have to be an afterthought. We show how early collaboration can help make the specification process run much more smoothly, resulting in much improved outputs.

04 March 2017 | by

Sarah Wilson and Bal Manak, from Construction Law firm Watson Burton LLP, explore the role of a specification as part of a construction contract.

04 March 2017 | by

Our technical team author NBS specification products and are available to help customers who are using these tools for specification writing. The team members' backgrounds are diverse, with many years of experience working in the construction industry and producing their own specifications. Here we introduce you to some of the team as they share their specification experiences with you.

08 February 2017 | by

What is the difference between an ordinary door and a fire door? This article provides some insight into the use of fire doors in passive fire protection, how they should be specified correctly and who is responsible for their maintenance.

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