Bear with as I drag over 20 years of writing into some kind of showcase!
Scan and deliver
Your PC is just waiting for you to exploit its potential. How about getting it to adjust your photos? It's easy to do, and photos aren't the only items you can transfer to your PC and mess around with.
C Technologies C Pen 200
No matter how good scanner pens are, it's hard not to think of them as a solution looking for a problem. It's easier to use a flatbed scanner to scan a page from a book and then transform it into editable electronic text using OCR software, than get the text into your computer line by line with a scanner pen...
What is the push-pull approach to BIM?
As a key client of UK construction the government recognised its ability to bring about improved outcomes and greater efficiencies while transforming the construction industry in the process. Here we explore the push-pull at the heart of the 2011 Government Construction Strategy.
Two’s good, three is better
With more than three million people engaged in the construction industry, delivering change was always going to be a challenge. But with declining productivity, it was clear that something needed to happen. The 2011 Government Construction Strategy looked to BIM and digital engineering to effect a fundamental shift.
BIM Level 2 and the potential to drive efficiencies
Efficiencies in the design, build and operate areas of construction is what BIM Level 2 – mandated on government contracts from...
Periodic Table of BIM - BIM Foundations | NBS
We explore the COLLABORATION grouping and look at things to consider when developing better and more efficient ways of working to fully benefit from the coordinated information that lies at the heart of BIM.
A guide to cavity wall insulation | NBS
Cavity wall insulation can be a great way of improving the thermal performance of a building, making it both warmer and cheaper to heat, but it's not always a suitable solution. We explore the pros and cons.
Elevation's new sensation: thyssenkrupp look to take a towering ... | NBS
Lift shafts put a dampener on our architectural ambitions so what if lifts could travel horizontally and vertically? thyssenkrupp have unveiled a vision of the future Wonka would be proud of.
What is the Common Data Environment (CDE) | NBS
What is the common data environment or CDE on a construction project used for? Who contributes? Who is responsible? Who owns the information within? Why use a CDE at all? We explore the idea of a central information repository that is at the heart of BIM implementation.
The key ingredients of BIM | NBS
With our series on the Periodic Table of BIM now complete, we take a narrower view, and look at the core ingredients underpinning delivery to BIM Level 2. What are the essential standards and tools that you need to know about?
Fire extinguisher types - How to choose, identify, maintain and use ... | NBS
Who is responsible for fire safety at work? How do you determine the equipment you need to keep a building safe? How do fire extinguishers differ and how should they be used? Our guide to fire safety answers these questions and more.
The top 10 BIM myths debunked | NBS
BIM myths busted. We tackle some common misconceptions, misunderstandings and downright myths, when it comes to Building Information Modelling (BIM), and cut through the noise to seek out the truth about the digital construction revolution.
The clear benefits of wooden windows | NBS
Swedish researchers reckon transparent wood could offer significant benefits when it comes to glazing and solar panel production in future.
Is training worth the investment? | NBS
Lack of time. Lack of money. Two prime excuses to cull the training budget - but is this a false economy that's hurting your bottom line?
'Ecobuild 2016 shines as unrivalled sector showcase' | RIBA Insight Monthly Briefing
Thousands of construction and energy industry professionals flocked to London's ExCeL arena to soak up the latest sector innovations and best practice this month.
Periodic Table of BIM - BIM Strategy | NBS
Last week saw the launch of our Periodic Table of BIM – an at-a-glance guide to the steps you need to take to ensure a successful BIM implementation. This week we explore BIM Strategy.