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.

29 March 2016 | by

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

20 October 2016 | by

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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23 February 2017 | by

Time is running out to share your experiences from the frontline of the digital construction revolution to help shape the NBS National BIM Report 2017. You've got until the end of the day on Tuesday to take part. Here we muse on some of the key trends we'll be watching for as your responses come in.

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.

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.

15 December 2016 | by

We would like to invite you to take part in our seventh annual BIM survey. Please take this 10 minute survey to share your thoughts on the introduction of the Government's 2016 BIM mandate.

21 October 2016 | by

Following the UK’s referendum on our future in Europe, we would like to invite you to take part in a further NBS survey about what the result means for our sector.

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