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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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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.

29 March 2016 | by

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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04 August 2016 | by
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At NBS we are committed to supporting open standards for BIM. Furthermore, we have been one of the most active organisations in the UK involved in developing these standards and encouraging their use. Here we explore just what that means in practice.

29 July 2016 | by

PAS 2080 is the first specification in the world that specifically addresses managing carbon in infrastructure.

19 July 2016 | by

There's a packed events programme in store for the second half of the year. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in 2016.

15 July 2016 | by

Adrian Malleson takes the temperature of a UK construction industry mulling its post-Brexit future, distilling the responses to our recent survey on the historic referendum on EU membership.

11 July 2016 | by

We explore the concept of corporate social responsibility as it pertains to the construction industry and the benefits of adopting a socially responsible mind-set.

01 July 2016 | by

Following the UK’s referendum on our future in Europe, we would like to invite you to take part in an NBS survey about what the result means for our sector.

15 June 2016 | by

Richard Wilks is President of the Association for Project Safety. Here he discusses why APS has chosen to extend the deadline into its National CDM Awards and why he is keen to see examples of inspirational good practice from Principal Designers.

13 June 2016 | by

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are to designed to ensure full accountability when it comes to health and safety responsibilites on construction projects. Find out more about the CDM regulations, with a focus on roles and responsibilities, in the final part of our series.

03 June 2016 | by

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are to designed to ensure full accountability when it comes to health and safety responsibilites on construction projects. Find out more about the CDM regulations and what's changed in the first of a two-part guide.

02 June 2016 | by

Digital Construction Week is set to return this October and is working with the teams behind some of the biggest construction and infrastructure projects the UK has ever seen, with Crossrail and HS2 confirmed as industry partners for this year's show.

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We explore fire extinguishers and similar firefighting equipment. How fire extinguishers are colour coded and what kinds of fires different types of extinguisher can be used on.

18 April 2016 | by

This article explores the defining characteristics of the Passivhaus standard for eco-friendly dwellings.

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