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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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.

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.

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.

13 July 2016 | by

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.

01 May 2015 | by

2016 will see the mandatory use of Level 2 BIM on all public-funded projects. In this 10 part series we explore how your business can become BIM-ready. This month, changes required to your existing business (part one).

01 April 2015 | by

2016 will see the mandatory use of Level 2 BIM on all public-funded projects. In this 10 part series we explore how your business can become BIM-ready. This time, risk analysis and beginning to make a business case for BIM implementation.

01 March 2015 | by

2016 will see the mandatory use of Level 2 BIM on all public-funded projects. In this 10 part series we explore how your business can become BIM-ready. This time, risk analysis.

01 February 2015 | by

2016 will see the mandatory use of Level 2 BIM on all public-funded projects. In this 10 part series we explore how your business can become BIM-ready. This time, creating a business audit (part two).

01 February 2015 | by

We love to hear about how our customers use our products across their projects. Here, as part of our series of case studies, we look at how Sheffield City Council used our specification product NBS Building on the multi-million pound redevelopment of the city's Botanical Gardens and its plans to implement NBS Create.

01 January 2015 | by

2016 will see the mandatory use of Level 2 BIM on all public-funded projects. In this 10 part series we explore how your business can become BIM-ready. This time, creating a business audit (part one).

01 January 2015 | by

A review of the new BCO ‘Guide to Specification’ – written by the industry, for the industry – with five emerging themes for sustainable office buildings picked out.

01 November 2014 | by

A look at how NBS services have been used to develop Bridlington Leisure World.

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