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.
Results from the NBS Specification Survey highlight specifiers’ needs and the challenges that they face when producing specifications. But there are several different ways in which specifiers may approach this task and attempt to overcome these challenges. We ask Malcolm Brown, Director of FaulknerBrowns Architects, to share his experience of producing specifications and his opinion on how manufacturers can help them.
NBS Research Manager, David Bain, explores some of the key themes from this year's What Specifiers Want report and shows how NBS can help manufacturers build lasting relationships with specifiers.
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.
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.
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.
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.