Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can have a broad meaning, with a wide range of associated terms and definitions. In the National Audit Office’s 2005 report 'Using modern methods of construction to build homes more quickly and efficiently', MMC is defined by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as simply ‘…a process to produce more, better quality homes in less time’.
Fix performance requirements, improve collaboration and make early-stage decisions based on the sustainability aspirations and project budget by starting your NBS specification much earlier in a project.
25 January 2024
Designed by Ryder Architecture, the new Grade A flexible office space at Bank House in Newcastle upon Tyne is an outstanding example of how digital technologies are helping architects work more collaboratively, delivering safer and more efficient design processes.
The Building Safety Act is vital legislation that imposes specific requirements on duty holders regarding the safety and integrity of buildings. While it has implications for all building types, the focus is on safeguarding higher risk buildings.
The Building Safety Act (BSA) came into force in England and Wales in October this year. This new legislation directly results from the findings published within the Hackitt report and represents the most significant reform in the construction industry for decades. So, what is it? And how might it impact designers and contractors for specific disciplines like mechanical and electrical services?
30 October 2023
The UK construction industry has undergone massive change since 2017’s Grenfell Tragedy. Landmark legislation has put a stop to many outdated and irresponsible practices, ushering in a new age where safety, responsibility, and transparency are at the heart of every building project.
This article looks at the process to export custom property sets and classification data from Autodesk® Revit®, which were previewed in a recent webinar by NBS Innovation Director Dr Stephen Hamil and Senior Technical Solutions Consultant Chris Vickers.
This article looks at the enhanced model integration features that were previewed in a recent webinar by NBS Innovation Director Dr Stephen Hamil and Senior Technical Solutions Consultant Chris Vickers.
Specification is a process which develops throughout the project timeline. This article examines specification development from outline to descriptive requirements and into prescriptive solutions, in the context of information management processes.
As part of the 2014/ 15 Innovate UK-funded BIM Toolkit project, NBS worked with BDP and Mott MacDonald to produce a set of indicative ‘level of detail (LOD) guides’. These are now available as a set of downloads. This article discusses the guides in the context of current information management processes.
Understand how a digital plan of work that follows the RIBA Plan of Work can be produced. Links are provided to RIBA resources, providing guidance and a Microsoft Excel template ‘Toolbox’.