Wednesday 22 March 2017

Shortlisted for RIBA North East 2017 Awards

Our Old Post Office refurbishment has been short listed for the RIBA North East 2017 Awards.

Check out the nine shortlisted buildings on the RIBA website and their Facebook site:
The Old Post Office in Newcastle
The RIBA Instagram feed is also publishing photographs of all of the regional award nominees.
Our new offices middle-right
To see a little more about our new building and about NBS as a company - check out our 'We are NBS' video below:

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Autodesk University London

In June Autodesk University comes to the UK for the first time. Autodesk University has been the biggest BIM event world-wide for a number of years now in Las Vegas - to it's great to see it come to London in 2017.
AU London - 21/22nd June 2017
I am pleased to have been selected as a speaker for the event as part of the Industry Talks stream. I'll be looking at how construction professionals in the UK are using standardised objects and how they are linking their models with the specifications. I'll also being demonstrating some new cloud based tools where models and specifications may be combined and viewed through the web browser.

The description of the class is as follows:

Practical Examples of How to Develop and Coordinate Information on a BIM Project
Stephen Hamil - Director of Research and Innovation
This class will present how project teams can collaborate to develop information on a BIM project. 

We will initially look at setting up a plan of work to give clarity on which team members are delivering what information and when. Following this we will look at how designers can develop their designs using standardised BIM objects in Revit. Practical examples will then be given on how to link these objects digitally to the associated specification to better coordinate this information and reduce risk. We will finish by exploring the role of the cloud and big data in future workflows and show practical examples of how the Forge platform can accelerate this.

Stephen was part of the team that developed the UK government’s BIM Level 2 standards and tools. As director of research and innovation at NBS, he has been fundamental in developing the products that led to NBS being the first UK Autodesk Solution Associate in 2016.

I'll also be co-presenting with Brian Roepke from Autodesk at a second session:

Introducing Autodesk Forge and its role in BIM workflows: A Success Story with NBS
Brian Roepke and Stephen Hamil

Learn about what the Autodesk Forge platform is capable of and how you can benefit from it. In this session Brian from Autodesk will introduce some of the features within Forge and explain how this powerful, cloud-based software platform can be the build block for your next tool or product. Dr Stephen Hamil will then demonstrate how NBS have utilized the power of Forge to allow coordinated models and specifications to be viewed through the web browser. Live demonstrations of practical customer examples will also be shown from UK architecture and engineering BIM projects.

Keep an eye on this blog to find out more nearer the event.

For a full list of speakers and details on registration please see below: