18 December 2020
This Christmas, after such a transformational, innovative and challenging year we’re bringing you the 12 things we’ve learned about digital construction.
Over 2000 construction professionals from across the industry registered for our first-ever two-day digital conference, The Construction Leaders' Summit: The Digital Future.
The Summit aimed to bring together government and industry experts to discuss the political, legal and technological drivers for change as well as the impact of the pandemic. The event gained an incredible reaction and response over two days. Here are our key takeaways.
Anna Hern, Managing Director at Ridgemount PR, shares her opinion with us, on CPD and how manufacturers can create engaging CPD content.
08 September 2020
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In the early phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, we at NBS engaged with manufacturers in our Insight Community (as well as customers in a mixture of organization sizes, sectors and job roles) to gain a snapshot of how they have been adapting to the new situation. We share the results of this survey in this free download, as well as our thoughts on what this means for manufacturers as the industry returns to some kind of normality.
On the 20th July 2020, the Government published the ‘Draft Building Safety Bill’: the most radical proposed overhaul of building safety regulations for decades. In the wake of recent tragedies, much work has been conducted under Dame Judith Hackitt’s leadership to make way for a better, safer future for buildings and those who occupy them.
The RIBA Plan of Work, first developed in 1963, has become the standard for organizing construction projects. In 2013, RIBA Plan of Work had a complete overhaul, and again in 2020, significant changes have been made. Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions, NBS, explains what those changes are, and how they impact construction product manufacturers.
Are you putting your products in front of the specifiers that need them? During the pandemic one-third of manufacturers report rise in digital information requests: It’s time to get online.
We hear a lot about digital, BIM, the golden thread, the Internet of things and many similar themes. But how do these impact construction product manufacturers and how do you find clarity amongst all of the noise?
CPD is a crucial part of any architects role. As it’s usually delivered in person, lockdown proved a challenge for those wishing to attend CPD seminars. As a result, as the construction industry shifts online, so has CPD. Phil Ward, at Lee Evans Partnership, shares his experience of attending his first virtual RIBA CPD seminar.
Over recent years, one of the most popular requests for improvements from construction professionals who use NBS has been the request for prominent evidence of third-party certifications regarding construction manufacturer products.
With the launch of our new platform, NBS Source, we at NBS have enhanced the data structure for manufacturer products and systems within our listings. We’re calling this ‘enhanced data’.
Within NBS Source, each item (whether it is a product, a company, a case study or a PDF) has a short, permanent hyperlink. Within NBS, we are calling these short, permanent hyperlinks ‘permalinks’.
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 and so conducted a Business Continuity Survey. Read more to see the results.
In difficult times, it is very easy to look at cutting back on what might be regarded as non-core expenditure. Training usually stops with marketing, with sales support also being seen as one of the budgets for reduction – this is usually a big mistake!
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.