Building Information Modelling is redefining the construction industry with clear benefits of collaboration, visualisation, coordination and information retrieval. We are working with the government, institutes, academia and construction professionals from all disciplines to provide research, knowledge, processes and tools to enable the industry to reap the benefits of BIM.
The NBS BIM workflow
Our integrated suite of BIM tools and content support you through the BIM workflow, enabling you to make the right decisions and deliver outstanding projects in an informed, collaborative and efficient way.
With NBS Create you can produce professional outline, performance and full specifications with architecture, structural, building services and landscape content more efficiently. NBS Create is an essential tool for BIM projects.
The NBS BIM Toolkit is a free-to-use BIM project management tool that provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle in Level 2 BIM projects.
The UK’s fastest-growing library of digital product information with thousands of quality manufacturer’s BIM objects meeting the internationally recognised NBS BIM Object Standard.
The Construction Information Service (CIS) is a comprehensive online collection of over 28,000 construction related standards, regulations, technical advice and articles from 500+ publishers.
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Achieve efficient and low carbon projects, collaboratively with the most up-to-date and connected tools and services.
BIM untangled. All the key terms and concepts explained.View the Periodic Table of BIM
What is BIM? NBS experts explore definitions of the process that sees construction industry professionals collaborate on a range of data that comes together in a federated digital Building Information Model. We also explore a range of essential BIM tools and resources.
The annual NBS National BIM Report is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM. Now in its seventh year, the latest report is packed with a range of insight and expertise, it gives a snapshot of the changes the industry has been going through since the BIM mandate was implemented in April 2016.
With detailed examples and drawing on the lessons learned from the refurbishment of our own Grade II listed, Newcastle-based NBS headquarters, this case study explores how we used BIM throughout the project.