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.
The August 2014 update to the masonry content in NBS Create brought with it a new, more flexible way to specify masonry systems and products. The new method differs significantly from the original approach; this article will explain the background.
Jenny Dobson rounds up findings from the NBS Specification Survey and introduces the NBS Specification Report 2013.
Discover how NBS Create has been designed to enable you to quickly and easily specify construction products either generically or by using manufacturer and product references. This guide also illustrates how to export a full list of all the manufacturers and product specified in your NBS Create specification, plus how to output into a COBie format.
As part of the series of BITESized talks at the RIBA Village auditorium at Ecobuild 2013, Dr Stephen Hamil of RIBA Enterprises discusses specification in a BIM world.
01 June 2012
We summarize the requirements of the CDM Regulations, current fire legislation and HSE guidance, and review the implications for the design and specification of projects.
As part of the series of BITESized talks at the RIBA Village auditorium at Ecobuild 2013, Clair Hillier of RIBA Enterprises discusses intelligent proprietary specification.
Ian Chapman, Head of Specification at NBS, explains the features of Create in the launch version for building services engineers.
We explore substitution, the use of 'or equal' and its ilk, and 'deemed-to-comply' specifications, and make a few suggestions.
We know that BIM means general change in construction industry working practices; it also means change in specification writing practices by NBS technical authors and for project specifications in general.
NBS publishes a range of products for specification of building work. A question that is often asked is "which version of NBS should I use to specify a small (or medium, or large) building that I am designing"?
There is some confusion amongst specifiers concerning the properties of "exterior grade" plywood. Dr Vic Kearley of TRADA seeks to clarify the situation and outline improvement actions that are underway.
John Gelder explores the contents of some early English-language works on specifying, published between 1840 and 1940.