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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.