The NBS

National Building Specification, part of RIBA Enterprises, have produced specification products for over 40 years. Here we have assembled selected NBS reports and infographics relating to BIM.

About the NBS

The NBS is committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals. They have produced specification products for over 40 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK, plus a range of information products, including The Construction Information Service, a joint venture with IHS.


National BIM Survey 2015 Infographic

National BIM Survey 2015 Infographic

Five years is a long time when considering the impact of new digital technologies. This fifth National BIM Survey provides intriguing insight into changes that have taken place, and those still required to achieve the UK Government's target of Level 2 BIM by 2016. Close to 900 respondents took part in this survey.

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NBS National BIM Report 2015

NBS National BIM Report 2015

This is NBS' fifth annual BIM report and it has turned out to be one of the most intriguing yet. The UK construction industry has emerged from its longest recession in living memory to a point where activity levels are placing increasing strain on resources. With industry forecasts predicting further significant growth for the coming years, additional pressure is likely and as a result, the need for delivering efficiencies in design and delivery stages are more needed than ever.

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NBS National BIM Report 2014

NBS National BIM Report 2014

The release of this NBS National BIM Report marks a watershed for the industry. BIM is now an industry norm. The survey shows a majority of the industry has now adopted BIM, using it for at least one project in the last year of 2014. Some distance has been travelled since monitoring of BIM adoption began in 2010, when only 13% were using BIM and 43% were unaware of it.

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