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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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31 July 2017 | by
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Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features  new codes and minor amends to existing codes across six classification tables with some major additions to the Activities table.

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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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Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update is of particular benefit to construction industry professionals working in the rail and water sectors.

19 April 2018 | by
Last amended on 19 April 2018

What happens to an existing standard when a new standard is published? What are amendments? What are the European standards bodies and what do they produce? What do all of those initials and abbreviations mean? In this two-part series, we explore all of that and more.

What happens to an existing standard when a new standard is published? What are amendments? What are the European standards bodies and what do they produce? What do all of those initials and abbreviations mean? In this two-part series, we explore all of that and more.

09 January 2018 | by

The UK Government is taking a keen interest into the way that the UK can reduce its carbon emissions: this begins with legislative acts and policies.

07 November 2017 | by

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18 October 2017 | by
Last amended on 20 October 2017

Delegates have flocked to London's ExCeL for this year's Digital Construction Week. Here's our pick of highlights and your social shares from the first day of the show.

20 September 2017 | by

Two new European standards - EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 - have come into effect for all lift installations established from 1 September 2017. Here we detail some of the key changes introduced with the aim of improving passenger and technician safety.

12 September 2017 | by

Having a shared understanding of what construction terms mean, and where there is parity, is crucial to delivering projects. We explore the buildingSMART data dictionary that maps terms and properties and builds powerful connections.

11 September 2017 | by

The PAS 1192 framework sets out the requirements for the level of model detail (the graphical content), model information (non-graphical content, such as specification data), model definition (its meaning) and model information exchanges.

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