The government's Strategy for Sustainable Construction (published in June 2008) aims to reduce waste from construction, demolition and excavation (“CD & E” waste) to 50% of 2008 figures by 2012. WRAP, the Waste & Resources Action Programme, has developed a Construction Waste Commitment to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and to increase the amount of recycled content used in construction. This programme takes an in depth look at the initiatives used by WRAP to reduce waste and the implications for the construction industry.
For more than 40 years NBS services have underpinned the delivery of successful construction projects by supporting construction professionals to make the best design decisions. By providing access to the right information at the right time in the right way, our specification and collaboration, building product and construction knowledge tools and services enable you to deliver outstanding projects in an informed, collaborative and efficient way.
In 2016 it was announced that NBS has become the first UK organisation to become an Autodesk Solution Associate. Both organizations have been working closely together to develop the next generation of information and knowledge management solutions.
Working digitally to a standard process will help transform the construction industry. This article is an adaption of a recent presentation on the main stage of Autodesk University London taking an in-depth look into this topic.
The government's review of industry digitalisation has set out a number of opportunities for productivity gains in an interim report. We explore the preliminary findings and ask what they mean for construction.