In this article we explore how the NBS cloud-based construction specification platforms NBS Chorus & NBS Source can improve the real estate experience for customers.
The increasing frequency for as-built point cloud scans as part of the delivery of a project is a sign that clients are no longer willing to rely on design models unchecked and issued as record information. However, the approach that contractors are taking is a reactive one which fails to make use or take the full benefit of the technology.
What is BIM? It’s been a hot topic in the construction and engineering space for a while now. With the Australian federal and state governments recently considering how to best to implement BIM standards, many businesses are now looking closely at their practices with the view of becoming BIM compliant sooner rather than later.
In the construction and architectural field, there's a lot of discussion around the 'golden thread of information'. But what is it?
Classification is needed in the construction industry. It was needed in a pre-BIM environment and is needed even more in a BIM environment where the benefits of digital interoperability are likely to be huge.
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.
25 March 2020
The move to homeworking has created new challenges for the industry that we are all adapting to. We’ve seen an increase in usage of our NBS Chorus specification platform, and many of our customers are seeing the benefits of specifying in the cloud now more than ever. In this article we outline how Chorus will make your life easier while you’re working from home.
In what seems like just a few weeks, the world has changed. We face a threat, the likes of which we have rarely seen. Governments are taking drastic actions to limit the spread of the virus to protect the vulnerable. At the same time, this risks hurting even more through economic damage. In China, GDP fell by over 20% in February and most economies are looking at similar declines.
Aside from his role for MelBIM events, Will Joske is involved in consulting through BIM Academy and industry training for BIM with Swinburne University. In this article, he reflects on the recent launch of Office of Projects Victoria’s Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) which casts new light on existing challenges for our industry. Does VDAS inform the rest of Australia and are we willing to conform? What do we need next to move from ‘BIM Adoption’ to ‘Business as Usual’?
This article illustrates how a specifier can use NBS Chorus to collaborate with a manufacturer to produce a complex specification.
What are the global, long-term impacts on the future of the built environment? This article will form part of a wider series on these subjects, in association with CIMCIG.
Rebecca DeCicco, Founder and Director of Digital Node gives a synopsis of the current state, implementation and use of BIM and digital engineering in Australia and New Zealand, and their impacts on the wider construction industry landscape.
Arguably the biggest external factor influencing the construction industry is the world’s rising population. A recent World Economic Forum publication on the future of construction reported that the population of the world’s urban areas is increasing by 200 000 people per day.
Stephen Hamil, Director of Research and Innovation at NBS, looks at the top ten reasons why the use of a digital master system for writing and managing specifications is better than using a tool such as Microsoft Word
01 August 2018
A good master specification system must follow the principles of the seven Cs - we take a look at each one in our downloadable infographic
Uniclass offers a consistent structure for all disciplines and can classify any scale of item from a huge complex such as a University Campus down to a product such as a Fan.