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.
31 July 2017 | by NBS
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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29 March 2016 | by Anthony Lymath
A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.
20 October 2016 | by Richard McPartland
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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10 April 2018 | by Jess Sharman and Stephanie Longmuir
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 Jodie Carson
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 NBS
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30 October 2017 | by Richard McPartland
There's a packed events programme in store for 2018. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in the months ahead.
18 October 2017 | by Richard McPartland
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 Richard McPartland
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 Richard McPartland
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 Richard McPartland
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.
25 August 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Safety briefings and toolbox talks have an essential role to play in ensuring health and safety matters are at the forefront of your workers’ minds, helping to keep your site safe and productive. We explore the requirements for such talks and briefings, what topics they might cover and what form they might take and offer tips for those looking to deliver effective presentations.
25 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
From April 2018 new gas appliances must comply with the Gas Appliance Regulation if they are to be imported or sold into EU countries. We explore issues under the existing Gas Appliance Directive that have led to reform and detail what's changed.
24 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
There's a packed events programme in store for the remainder of 2017. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in the months ahead.
11 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
The CE Mark has become familiar and seemingly ubiquitous but what does it actually signify? What products does it apply to? What does a CE Mark mean in terms of trade? We explore what the mark means for manufacturers looking to trade and end users looking to buy products.