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.
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.
28 April 2022
This is the latest in our quarterly updating programme for Uniclass. It includes updates to eight tables and is predominantly for the addition of new classifications and corrections to existing classifications.
14 April 2022
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Last amended on
21 September 2022
Classification of ‘things’ is an integral part in the successful delivery of interoperable data, allowing information to be organised and easily retrieved. To support the industry in assigning classification, NBS and the Government Industry Interoperability Group have undertaken an alignment exercise between Uniclass and IFC, removing the need to work through a manual decision process and improving consistent selection within the industry.
At our recent NBS Construction Leaders’ Summit, BDP Chief Information Officer Alistair Kell told the story of BDP’s digital transformation journey. This article looks at how NBS is a part of BDP’s digital process, the presentation is available to watch and a short interview with Alistair is listed below.
This article looks at the benefits of using the Uniclass classification structure when structuring manufacturer product information. It provides an insight into how NBS does this in the NBS Source platform.
08 February 2022
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This infographic illustrates some of the key insights from the most recent Digital Construction Report.
Over 900 construction professionals gave their views. Here we pick out ten highlights, which we believe will continue to be relevant in 2022.
Specifications for architecture, engineering, landscape, and the built environment give construction teams a detailed overview of the project work, required performance, and product selections. This article answers some commonly asked questions about specification and NBS, including how to write a specification, and what to include.
Being an Architect has never been so important. Originally, we would have needed to deliver a building that suited the client and withstood the elements. As time has gone on, our plates have stacked ever higher. The construction industry is now at risk of being labelled a 'dirty industry' with the built environment being linked to 49% of carbon emissions.
The success of any project depends upon the asset’s performance, and an asset’s performance hinges on the integrity of its elements. This includes the systems, products and materials that make up the element and the standard of workmanship applied during construction and installation.
12 May 2021
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Last amended on
05 September 2023
This article gives customers guidance on what they need to do when specifying technical content in NBS Chorus.