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.
28 November 2023
The Building Safety Act (BSA) came into force in England and Wales in October this year. This new legislation directly results from the findings published within the Hackitt report and represents the most significant reform in the construction industry for decades. So, what is it? And how might it impact designers and contractors for specific disciplines like mechanical and electrical services?
A day after the summit, NBS Innovation Director Dr Stephen Hamil reflects on what we learned from the conference.
The enactment of the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) is one of the most fundamental changes to construction in decades. This article is the second in a series looking at what the new regime means for specifiers and manufacturers.
The enactment of the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) is one of the most fundamental changes to construction in decades. Much has been written about the Act and the detail of how it will operate in the future. This article is an overview of the Act and its secondary legislation for specifiers and building product manufacturers.
What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? No one knows but, in construction, we are about to find out.
02 October 2023
The new building safety regime is now here. The Building Safety Act and associated secondary legislation has changed the way the industry design and constructs buildings. We've put together some key publications and associated industry guidance.
September 2023 marks eight years since the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were adopted globally. This article explores how design and specification can help to achieve each of the goals.
The NBS Shared Parameters file provides consistency when scheduling and co-ordinating families and projects as part of BIM processes.
The only collection of high-quality BIM objects certified to meet the NBS BIM Object Standard.
NBS BIM Templates for Autodesk Revit are project and family template files which have been pre-loaded with shared parameters required by the NBS BIM Object Standard.
The NBS BIM Object Standard is a globally recognized mark of quality and consistency. It results in objects in the right format for the platform that you use, and containing all of the information that you need.
NBS has released a collaborative five-part guide, with input from members of the NBS technical and information teams and other sustainability champions. Customers will be able to reference the guides and find what they need to aid in their sustainable specification efforts.