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.
Over 900 construction professionals gave their views. Here we pick out ten highlights, which we believe will continue to be relevant in 2022.
28 October 2021
This is the latest in our quarterly updating programme for Uniclass 2015. It includes updates to eight tables.
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.
Following BREXIT, we wanted to reassure NBS Chorus customers based in Ireland that they can continue to use the technical content libraries to develop project specifications in Ireland. This article gives customers guidance on what they need to do when specifying technical content in NBS Chorus.
Paul Swaddle, Head of Technical Solutions at NBS, discusses the key highlights for specifiers from our latest event ‘Construction Leaders’ Summit: Building for the Future’.
With new regulations around UK construction products having come into effect on 01 January 2021, you may be confused about exactly how this will affect you.
18 December 2020
This Christmas, after such a transformational, innovative and challenging year we’re bringing you the 12 things we’ve learned about digital construction.
Over 2000 construction professionals from across the industry registered for our first-ever two-day digital conference, 'The Construction Leaders' Summit: The Digital Future'.
The summit aimed to bring together government and industry experts to discuss the political, legal and technological drivers for change as well as the impact of the pandemic. The event gained an incredible reaction and response over two days. Here are our key takeaways.
In April 2020 Dale Sinclair, Director of Technical Practice at AECOM gave a presentation giving an overview to the RIBA Plan of Work 2020. Following the session, a number of questions were raised by attendees. These questions are addressed below by Dale and Alex Tait, Head of Technical Practice at RIBA.
The UK Government has published their response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation. This outlines the coming changes to the regulatory system for building safety. Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, provides a summary of the report below.