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20 September 2017 | by

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.

19 September 2017 | by

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....

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...

12 September 2017 | by

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.

12 September 2017 | by

While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.

12 September 2017 | by

It's information that drives a construction project - but what information is required, in what order, when should it be delivered and who is responsible for providing it?  We explore the Information Delivery Plan (IDM) that documents exchanges of information on a project.

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.

11 September 2017 | by

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.

11 September 2017 | by

What is meant by a federated building information model? We explore the workflow of collaborative construction as design discipline models, rich with data, come together to inform better project decisions and touch on some of the legal concerns at the heart of this kind of approach.

07 September 2017 | by

You've probably heard the term BIM object before... but what is a BIM object anyway and what is one used for? What kind of graphical and non-graphical information does it contain? And, crucially, what format(s) should this information adhere to and where can you find them? Our NBS guide to BIM objects delves into the details.

06 September 2017 | by

We explore the two most recent Government Construction Strategy documents (covering 2011-15 and 2016-20) with a passing nod to a raft of reports that have sought to offer recommendations for an industry looking to achieve productivity and cost savings to deliver better outcomes.

31 August 2017 | by

Silica is found in rocks, sands, stones, and clay. Exposure is commonplace in construction, especially with those working with products like brick and cement. While there are established health and safety rules concerning exposure, silica dust is still one of the most prevalent causes of respiratory disease, which tells us that there is more that needs to be done.

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