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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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Educators are flocking to the Minecraft platform, which allows players to build and explore virtual cities, to enthuse a new generation of potential construction professionals.

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Dr Stephen Hamil, speaking at Autodesk University 2017, shows how project teams can collaborate to develop information on a BIM project.

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.

07 December 2017 | by

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.

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.

12 October 2017 | by

We explore the Health and Safety File that serves as a legal record of health and safety information that will be of use to both clients and end users.

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Think you're a bit of a BIM expert? Know your DPOW from your EIR and your PIM from your PIP? Prove it by scoring top marks in our latest quiz.

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Educators are flocking to the Minecraft platform, which allows players to build and explore virtual cities, to enthuse a new generation of potential construction professionals.

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The role of Artificial Intelligence in helping the built environment sector make huge improvements, in terms of delivery, cost and carbon, came under the spotlight in this year's ICE Forrest Lecture.

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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

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.

20 July 2017 | by

Dr Stephen Hamil, speaking at Autodesk University 2017, shows how project teams can collaborate to develop information on a BIM project.

20 July 2017 | by

Autodesk's Brian Roepke introduces the company's Forge platforms and how they can help deliver as part of a BIM workflow. By way of example, Dr Stephen Hamil explains how NBS have utilised the power of Forge in producing the NBS Online Viewer.

20 July 2017 | by

A new smartphone app, Eyeware, designed to help you see through the eyes of someone with an eye condition, could help the design community better understand the challenges faced by those with a range of conditions, including cataracts and glaucoma.

20 July 2017 | by

A new smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, has some serious style credentials and offers voice control via Microsoft's Cortana.

19 July 2017 | by

NEC4, the latest offering from ICE, was released on 22 June 2017. It marks the latest version of the suite, first published in the 1993 as the 'New Engineering Contract'.

18 July 2017 | by

Our guide to the Asset Information Model or AIM, what it's used for, and by whom, and when across the lifecycle of a digital construction project.

12 July 2017 | by

We explore papercrete - an industrial-strength papier maché - for construction. Our guide focuses on its origins, key components and mixing, key characteristics and potential applications.

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