Standards and Regulations

Ensure your projects meet the relevant standards and regulations and stay-up-to-date with the latest changes and their effects. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on standards and regulations from NBS.


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Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features minor changes to six core tables in response to user requests.

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A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.

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Introducing BS 8536-2: 2016. A new addition to the BIM Level 2 suite of documents gives recommendations for briefing for design and construction in relation to energy, telecommunication, transport, water and other utilities’ infrastructure to ensure that design takes into account the expected performance of the asset in use over its planned operational life.

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20 March 2017 | by

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.

07 March 2017 | by

From April 2017 the taxpayer will no longer foot the bill when it comes to apprenticeships. Large employers, including those in construction, will instead pay an Apprenticeship Levy administered via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

01 March 2017 | by

We're analysing your experiences from the frontline of the digital construction revolution as we crunch the numbers for the NBS National BIM Report 2017. Here we muse on some of the key trends we've been watching for.

28 February 2017 | by

Its versatility led to prevalence. We explore the toxic legacy left by asbestos, its impact on the construction industry, and explore precautions required when managing and working with asbestos.

21 February 2017 | by

Revisions to BS 5266 have been made to better align the document with national and European standards and to reflect the fact that, in some scenarios, such as hospitals or care homes, occupants may need to remain on the premises in safety.

15 February 2017 | by

NBS research has found that Approved Documents are valued by users and are essential in making sure people comply with the building regulations. There is, however, work to be done to make them fit for digital construction.

07 February 2017 | by

Is the green belt a sustainable idea in a time of housing crisis? Alister Scott, Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning at Northumbria University and puts the case for greater strategic cross-boundary planning.

26 January 2017 | by

Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features minor changes to six core tables in response to user requests.

12 January 2017 | by

Policymakers are looking for your help to understand how best to unlock carbon and bill savings in non-domestic buildings that currently account for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions.

05 January 2017 | by

Windows are one of the most important elements of a building’s thermal envelope; providing aesthetics, letting in light, helping control sound, and serving as a means of natural ventilation. The history of windows is enmeshed in the history of architecture, and their evolving design is a tribute to not only architectural advancement, but to the progression of framing materials and glass manufacturing.

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