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NBS Lakeside Restaurant Specification Project

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Introduction

NBS worked with specification consultants, SpecStudio, to create sample specifications for different types of procurement using NBS Chorus. The specifications are for the NBS Lakeside Restaurant building, which was originally design by HOK, and this article tells the story of how they were developed.

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The NBS Lakeside Restaurant story

Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director hosted a webinar with Craig Brown, Specification Consultant from SpecStudio to talk through the process that was followed to create the specifications for a lakeside restaurant. During the session, they discussed:

 

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Types of specification

Depending on design responsibilities different levels of information are required within a specification. Three types of specification where developed as part of this project:

Read this article for a detailed technical article looking at the different types of specification and the level of information requirements.

Manufacturer content

A number of manufacturers from NBS Source were used within the sample specifications. These manufacturers were selected randomly after advertising the opportunity to all NBS Source manufacturers that were relevant to this type of building.

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Coordinated project information

Sample drawings and schedules generated from the model are also included in the download. These illustrated how the NBS clauses can be referenced by associating the objects and the specification clauses using the NBS plug-in. Once associated, then the shared properties can be used in annotations in the drawings and schedules.

The NBS project specification coordinated with the design model
The NBS project specification coordinated with the design model

The above video shows objects in the model that have been associated with corresponding clauses in the project specification. It can be seen that by clicking on these objects, the correct specification opens within the NBS plug-in. Depending on permissions, the designer can then edit or comment on the specification.

The video below shows that the annotation process is quicker and more accurate in the NBS plug-in. Annotations can easily be made that include classification and type information directly from the clauses in the project specification.

Annotate the model directly from the project specification
Annotate the model directly from the project specification

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Further information

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