24 November 2020
| by NBS
With the launch of our new platform, NBS Source, we’ve been shouting about the benefits of ‘’enhanced data’’ – but what is it and what does it look like?
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
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.
There will often be items or materials that you specify on nearly every project, such as specification of ductwork, painting, or block walling; a set of minimum performance requirements applicable to every building, or a series of general clauses unique to your organisation and developed from experience over many projects.
The construction industry seems more data driven than ever before. Surveying, measuring and designing to tight tolerances is crucial for fabrication, buildability, smooth site activity and therefore efficient construction.
When people transition in their BIM journey from geometry co-ordination to also include valuable information it can be daunting. 2 x key classifications need to be associated with each modelled element when you begin this journey.
A new content library set is now available to Australian subscribers of Chorus: Uniclass 2015 Preliminaries.
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, coming soon to Australia.
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.
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’?