Thursday 18 August 2011

TV Times

At NBS we have recently launched a new service that is free to all NBS subscribers:

NBS TV covers a broad range of online video programmes, including case studies, technical guidance and interviews with leading industry figures. These online videos cover key topics in the construction industry examples of which are below:
  • SustainabilityCode for Sustainable Homes - UPDATE 2011
    Featuring Mel Starrs. Mel Starrs is an Associate at PRP Architects where she is a specialist in sustainability and green buildings. She is also a Blogger/ Twitterer on all manner of technical issues.
  • BIM - Interview with Paul Morrell, OBE, Government's Chief Construction Advisor
    Paul Morrell OBE discusses how BIM will impact the construction sector, and how this will lead to a very different, increasingly collaborative approach to building design and management.
  • Regulations and standards - BS 8300 - Designing for Disability
    Featuring Fausto Pereira, director with PH Partnership. An architect with special expertise in designing for people with disabilities and access-related issues, Fausto is a National Register of Access Consultants assessor and was also the Vice Chair and CPD-Coordinator for the North East branch of the Access Association. He is also a visiting lecturer teaching accessible design at Newcastle University.
  • Design and specification - Vicky Richardson, British Council
    Interview with Vicky Richardson the new director of architecture, design and fashion at the British Council. She took up her position on 1st March 2010, just in time to commission muf architecture/art to design the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
  • Building services Wind Turbines
    Featuring Ian Bogle – BFLS Architects, studied architecture at the Mackintosh school of Architecture, and subsequently worked for the Parr Partnership in Glasgow before joining Foster + Partners in 1995 where he worked on projects including the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, The Dubai Cultural Centre, the Swiss Re Headquarters and the Bexley Business Academy, buildings which won and came second in the 2004 Stirling Prize respectively. He joined BFLS (formerly Hamilton Architects) in 2002 and became a director in 2005.
  • Practice management Cloud Computing
    Featuring Tim Cowen head of the 'Open Computing Alliance', a network of IT companies operating 'within the cloud'. He is also the immediate past Chairman of the CBI competition panel and was the longest serving member of the board of BT's international businesses and General Counsel.
  • Contracts and law Pre-Development: The QS's Role
    Interview with Julian Heard Director of Cost Consultancy at Cyril Sweett.
  • Building technologies Design of Steel Structures to Eurocode 3
    Featuring Dr Graham Couchman MA PhD Ceng MICE - Chief Executive of the Steel Construction Institute and a specialist in the analysis and design of steel and composite structures, the behaviour of steel connections, light gauge steel and modular construction, and the behaviour of metallic cladding. He has authored a number of industry guides relating to steel and composite constructions.
  • Health and safety Designers' Health and Safety Responsibilities
    Giles Meredith is the portfolio holder for designers and CDM Coordinators in the Health and Safety Executive's Construction Management Unit.
    Much of his time is spent working with design stakeholder groups, working to produce and improve guidance for designers on CDM and their wider health and safety responsibilities.
So current subscribers to NBS specification products, contract adminstrator, building regulations - check out this added value service:

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