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.
01 August 2018
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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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.
What are the main causes of injury, illness and death in the construction industry - and how can we avoid them?
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
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?
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?
20 March 2017
| by Sarah Delany
Last amended on
26 April 2019
Uniclass 2015 is a unified classification for the UK industry covering all construction sectors. It contains consistent tables classifying items of all scale from a facility such as a railway down through to products such as a CCTV camera in a railway station.
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.