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Knowledge Case studies Downloads BIM Guide New Digital Construction Report What Specifiers Want 2023 Changing landscape of CPD The Specification Cycle

KNOWLEDGE

Your one stop resource for free content to help you on your journey to specification; including articles, reports, industry news and insight.

Reports and downloads

18 April 2023
Since the last report in 2017, the industry has become more digital and the information that is needed, and the way it’s delivered has changed. See the results from our latest survey on what UK specifiers want from product information.
08 March 2023
Our latest research is about construction product information, which we have not researched for several years. We have always been keen to monitor trends in information formats that specifiers find most useful: particularly the trend towards digital forms of data. This is covered in this research, but there are bigger themes underlying this, which have taken on particular significance in the past few years: namely, building safety and environmental sustainability.
15 June 2022
The results of our survey with CPD users showing what specifiers want from CPD, how that is changing and how the RIBA CPD Providers Network can help you to build lasting relationships with specifiers. Download it now.
08 September 2020 | by
In the early phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, we at NBS engaged with manufacturers to gain a snapshot of how they have been adapting. 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.

Articles

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14 May 2020 | by
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’.
29 April 2020 | by
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.

06 April 2020 | by
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.
30 March 2020 | by
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.
16 March 2020 | by
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.
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.
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