Specification Writing using NBS Binder Disk Service Sessions 1+2 Handout (Shop) G#10778


Specification Writing using NBS Binder Disk Service Session 1+2 Handout (CPD) (Shop)

  • Number of Pages: 8 pages of 66 slides
  • File Format: PDF to print to read
  • Scope: GreenBuildingSpecification CPD Workshop
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  • Created for: BGY Ltd. Architects 51 staff to be trained
  • Presented to: BGY workshop group
  • Author: BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy BSc Dip Arch (Hons+Dist)
  • © GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan 2016,
  • Created: 01/04/2016
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© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
1st April 2016


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Specification Writing using NBS Binder Disk Service Session 1+2 Handout (Shop)

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Specification Writing using NBS Binder Disk Service Session 1+2 Handout (Shop)

About This CPD

  • GBE were asked to provide training in use of NBS Specification, the Practice had 50 staff at all levels of experience needing this training.
  • We ran a brain storming session with HR and senior staff to get a feeling for what was needed and what could be offered.
  • We proposed 2 half day in-house workshops for 10 staff at a time:
    • Session 1 (specification novices)
    • Session 2 (completed at least one specification in the past and/or attended session 1)
  • The scope is described in the CPD file and a CPD page

What is in these CPD/Trainings?

Session 1 Scope (Half a day)

  • All about Specification and its context
  • Familiarity with NBS Binders
  • NBS Work Section Parts
  • Worked Example: Delegates activity
  • Populating insert brackets
  • Familiarity with NBS on disk and server
  • File Naming Convention
  • Worked example: Delegates activity

Session 2 Scope (Half a day)

  • What is a specification (quick reminder of Session 1)
  • Editing A Preliminaries sections
  • Project Specification: (Office Standard Template) (Word DOT or DOTX)
  • Adding spec from other sources:
    • Turning BBA Certificates into Project specifications
    • Turning manufacturer’s literature into specifications
    • Turning manufacturer’s specifications into NBS Compatible
    • Including manufacturer’s specifications in Project Specifications
  • Turning previous project spec into new project spec
  • Improving on NBS
  • Different approaches to NBS
  • Including Consultant’s brief in specifications

What is ‘green’ about it?

  • Nothing in particular, but GBE Heracey™ encompasses …Appropriate, Competent, Effective… which should all come out of a good specification

How does it differ from the NBS training CPD?

  • This is not a computer training session,
  • This is hands on
  • Some real live project specification editing and auditing
  • Lots of discussion and sharing of experience
  • Not edited rarely used work section D20, etc.

How or where can the CPD be used?

  • It can be read on the computer but its real aim is to be a live half-day in-house workshop with BrianSpecMan running the workshop.

Why should you pay to download this CPD?

  • If you want to introduce your staff to NBS Binder and Disk Service
  • If you want them to up to speed as quickly as possible
  • See what is on offer then call BrianSpecMan to run a work shop for you.

More about this CPD Workshop:

  • BGY Architects had a bespoke version of these workshops presented to them
  • Other practices can have bespoke versions too


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
1st April 2016

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