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.
Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) is a non-proprietary data format for the publication of a subset of building information models (BIM) focused on delivering asset data as distinct from geometric information. Stephen Hamil examines COBie and discusses the role of CAD and master specification systems in creating this data model.
Product innovation, new technology, the UK Government’s regulation on BIM and specification have led to an increased need for knowledge and expertise in the construction industry. Sarah Roberts, Marketing Director at John Cullen Lighting, talks to NBS about CPD and why they chose to be a part of the RIBA CPD Providers Network.
A good master specification system must follow the principles of the seven Cs - we take a look at each one in our downloadable infographic
The annual NBS National BIM Report is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM. In this eighth report, we glean an insight into the achievements and challenges of the industry two years on from the BIM Mandate.
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What are the main causes of injury, illness and death in the construction industry - and how can we avoid them?
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.
It’s the 60th anniversary of the mighty LEGO brick – an invention the construction industry could learn a thing or two from …
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?