The UK Government has published their response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation. This outlines the coming changes to the regulatory system for building safety. Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, provides a summary of the report below.
The current situation caused by coronavirus is unprecedented and affects everyone working in the UK construction industry. At NBS, we want to better understand how it is affecting manufacturers and suppliers and what you are doing to adapt to the new situation.
At NBS, our vision is to be the information platform for the construction industry. Our mission is to use the power of connected data to add value and enable a safe, efficient, high-quality industry. In this article Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director for NBS, takes us through the reasons behind the development our new platform NBS Source.
Due to the unprecedented situation with the Covid-19 virus, many of us – you, your colleagues, contacts and potential customers – might be remote or home working for some time. Targets and requirements will not be put on hold during this time, and no doubt your company is already putting plans in place for digital working, collaboration and meetings.
In the construction and architectural field, there's a lot of discussion around the 'golden thread of information'. But what is it?
20 February 2020
NBS Source, the new platform for construction professionals was announced in February 2020. Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director at NBS walks us through the product and how it is aligned with specification product NBS Chorus, how it utilises existing standards and is prepared for standards that are currently in development.
As a construction product manufacturer, what should be at the heart of your digital strategy?
Results from the NBS Specification Survey highlight specifiers’ needs and the challenges that they face when producing specifications. But there are several different ways in which specifiers may approach this task and attempt to overcome these
30 March 2017
| by David Bain
Last amended on
10 December 2019
NBS Research Manager, David Bain, explores how NBS can help manufacturers build lasting relationships with specifiers.
We are pleased to release the findings of our Specification Survey for Manufacturers. The findings of this survey are an invaluable resource for understanding the specification process, the needs of specifiers, and what they need from manufacturers to help them realise design intent.
David Wigglesworth, Managing Director of SFS intec UK, shares his experiences and opinions about how manufacturers can support specifications and ensure that design intent is not broken.
30 March 2017
| by NBS
Last amended on
06 August 2019
Following the launch of What Specifiers Want 2017, we asked four specifiers from a variety of practices, to share their experiences of specification, product selection and manufacturer support.
Specifications are still as important as ever - even as the construction industry undergoes digital revolution. In fact, it's the specification documentation that serves as the backbone of your entire digital project.
Sarah Wilson and Bal Manak, from Construction Law firm Watson Burton LLP, explore the role of a specification as part of a construction contract.
The construction industry is increasingly looking to product manufacturers to provide high quality BIM objects for use in their projects but what are these objects, how are they used and what information do they include? And, crucially, how can manufacturers meet the demand?