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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.