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NBS Lakeside Restaurant Specification Project

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Introduction

Using NBS Chorus, NBS produced sample specifications for several procurement types. This page details the process of creating the specs for the NBS Lakeside Restaurant building, which was initially designed by HOK.

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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:

The webinar focuses mainly on the specifications structured to the Uniclass classification system and may be watched below. We also have a follow up article that looks more at the specifications structured to the CAWS classification system.

Webinar

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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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Intelligent construction specification, in the cloud, with the leading construction specification platform. Create technical specifications rapidly anywhere and on any device, work smarter and safer, collaborate better and connect your workflow.
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Connect NBS Chorus specification information with your model. Co-ordination between spec and mode for Revit, Archicad & Vectorworks.