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Architectural practices share their BIM journeys - how people, tools and technology are coming together to get results for clients.

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Laser scans are a quick and easy way to collect extremely accurate data about on-site conditions. We explore some of the advantages of the "Scan to BIM" process, what laser scanning entails, and how point clouds can be used to deliver 3D parametric models.

08 November 2017 | by

Plain Language Questions posed by a client/employer help guide how the supply chain rises to the challenges of delivery on a construction project. We explore how PLQs fit into a project workflow.

07 November 2017 | by

The NBS National BIM Report for Manufacturers 2017 provides a snapshot of the changes the industry has been going through since the BIM mandate was implemented in April 2016 and shows what manufacturers are making of the opportunities on offer. Here we distil some of the key findings from this year's survey.

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The RIBA has published a report detailing the impact of Brexit on architecture exports and how the profession can continue to grow globally as Britain leaves the EU.

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We explore the benefits of open data and the opportunities it affords.

11 September 2017 | by

An academic conference on smart cities in book form... ideal for those looking for a deeper delve into the complex web of issues that surround the concept. Expect essays on governance, planning and societal impacts as well as technologies and applications.

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We explore how data comes together on a design and construction project to form what is, at first, a model of design intent, and eventually evolves to become a virtual construction model. 

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Unlike with the current linear "take, make, dispose" economy model, in circular thinking materials, components and products are kept at their highest use and value at all time. The focus is on restoration, regeneration and reuse rather than disposal.

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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.

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Over the next few months NBS plays host to students looking to carve out a career in construction.  Here Rob talks about his experience within project management and also gives some insight to young people wanting to be a project manager and what educational routes they can follow to become a project manager....

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Top titles on plan of work and project administration. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best books on day-to-day issues for life in practice and construction project workflow. It's essential reading for all those involved in delivering design and construction projects.

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Top titles on standards and regulations. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best books on standards and regulations. It's essential reading for all those involved in design and construction projects.

18 September 2017 | by

Over the next few months NBS plays host to students looking to carve out a career in construction. We're keen to find out more about their skills and experiences and to find out more about what it takes to get a foothold in the industry. First up... Meet Rob...

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Top titles on design and specification. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best books on design and specification. It's essential reading for all those involved in delivering designs and specifications.

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Top titles on construction contracts and legal issues. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best books on construction contracts and legal issues. It's essential reading.

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Top titles on Building Information Modelling. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best BIM books. It's essential reading for BIM beginners, novices and experts alike.

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Top titles on construction products and materials. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best construction products and materials books. It's essential reading on construction products and materials for those designing and working on construction projects.

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Top titles on health and safety for construction. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best health and safety books. It's essential reading for health and safety for those with responsibilities for safe working and those looking to deliver safe living and working environments.

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