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RIBA CPD Overview
Further information on some of the training offered by NBS, Div of RIBA Enterprises Ltd and the locations served is available:
RIBA CPD Overview for NBS, Div of RIBA Enterprises Ltd
 

NBS, Div of RIBA Enterprises Ltd

Overview

NBS products and services can help with all sizes of construction project, and from inception to completion. At NBS, we are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals. We have produced specification products for over 30 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK. Our NBS specification products cover building construction, engineering services and landscape design.

CPD Material (10)


Seminar
Which Contract? Navigating Through the Procurement Maze
Knowing which contract to select for your project can often be a minefield. With over 200 standard building contracts to navigate through, it can be confusing which contract to use.

This seminar has been carefully developed to help you make the right choice and select the most appropriate contract for your build. We will guide you through the process of how to choose a contract and the criteria needed to do this, giving you greater understanding of what is available and the differences between them.

The following building contracts will be covered during the session:
- JCT
- NEC
- ICC
- FIDIC
- PPC 2000

Time and Date: 9.00am – 2.00pm, Tuesday 7th October 2014

Location: Bond Dickinson, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AE

Book here:
www.thenbs.com/training/conferences/which-contract_navigating-your-way-through-the-procurement-maze.asp
RIBA Core Curriculum:
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
NBS Live
NBS Live, setting the standard for excellence within the built environment and paving the way for a solid future for UK construction.

Join us at NBS Live 2014, a pan-construction conference dedicated to sharing knowledge and best practice on hot topics, delivered by a diverse mix of leading industry experts

Register now to reserve your place and receive regular NBS Live updates on speakers and programme information.

http://www.thenbs.com/NBS-Live/
Material type: Seminar
Online Learning
NBS TV
Built Environment video content offering high quality b2b professional programming for:
- Architects
- Surveyors
- Civil Engineers
- Planners and
- other related construction professionals

The video programmes provide an easy, effective and enjoyable way to stay up to date and gain CPD points. Through a wide range of video programmes - available as a benefit of subscription to both NBS and Campus subscribers,, current professional challenges are identified and investigated. An insight is provided into topical planning, legal, regulatory and technological issues, using debate and in-depth interviews. Informative documentaries and stimulating case studies along with valuable input from the RIBA, RICS, ICE, RTPI, an independent editorial panel and leading architects and construction industry professionals, advisors and consultants, ensures that viewers gain maximum exposure to new developments within the industry. Inspiring location reports and in-depth interviews with leading experts and specialists take you from the comfort of your seat, straight to the heart of the latest projects, developments and legal and regulatory updates.
Material type: Online Learning
Course
Using NBS Scheduler
This seminar is for NBS Scheduler users who wish to prepare schedules of work for smaller scale new build or refurbishment projects where a bill of quantities is not required:
– write schedules of work using the NBS Libraries or based on a NBS Template or previous schedule
– edit your schedule to be project specific by adding or removing NBS properties, work items and constructions
– create user-defined constructions, work items and properties
– format and print the finished document
– attach trades to work items and produce a trade report
– write, format and print your prelims
Material type: Course
Online Learning
NBS Educator
NBS Educator is a website-based series of six presentations in three formats for newcomers to the profession and those needing initial information on:
- Briefs: an introduction
- Contract documentation: an introduction
- Schedules of work: an introduction
- Specifications: an introduction
- Specifications: problems in practice
- Specifications: product selection process
It also contains reading lists and links in four other related modules:
- Health and safety plans
- Conditions of contract
- Production drawings
- Bills of quantities.
NBS Educator is available at www.thenbs.com/training/educator/index.asp
Material type: Online Learning
Course
Using NBS Landscape
On completion of the course you will be confident that you can:
- Recognise and understand the structure of work sections which is based upon the Common Arrangement Work Sections (CAWS).
- Create and edit a specification, using clause editing tools, NBS Guidance and NBS Plus.
- Supplement existing NBS Guidance with your own office knowledge.
- Understand the concept of office standards as a useful basis for project specification, saving time in the specification writing process and ensuring consistency. Format and print the specification.
- Print specialist reports.
- Define user access to specifications and preliminaries.
- Understand the fundamentals of revisions and their use during the specification process.
Material type: Course
Course
Using NBS Building
On completion of the course you will be confident that you can:
- Recognise and understand the structure of work sections which is based upon the Common Arrangement Work Sections (CAWS).
- Create and edit a specification, using clause editing tools, NBS Guidance and NBS Plus.
- Supplement existing NBS Guidance with your own office knowledge.
- Understand the concept of office standards as a useful basis for project specification, saving time in the specification writing process and ensuring consistency. - Format and print the specification.
- Print specialist reports.
- Define user access to specifications and preliminaries.
- Understand the fundamentals of revisions and their use during the specification process.

Material type: Course
Course
Using NBS Contract Administrator
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Set up and use resources needed to create a project within NBS Contract Administrator
- Create a project within NBS Contract Administrator.
- Use the expert written help and Guidance to select, complete and print RIBA Forms, making it easier for those unfamiliar with the Contract Administration process.
- Run reports and track costs and activities across a project, removing the need to manually update a separate records of costs.
Material type: Course
Course
Specification Management and Administration
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Utilise administration tools to ensure office wide functionality and performance, helping to maintain a standard layout of documents created within the software.
- Retrospectively apply document permissions, ensuring that as the project grows, so do the team who can work on the specification.
- Understand office standards and the recommended steps in their creation.
- Use updating tools to enable safe reuse of project specifications.
- Discuss good practice in using NBS Specification writing software.
Material type: Course
Seminar
Understanding collaborative construction contracts
This half day seminar will be introduced by a keynote address from a senior industry figure. In addition, the following will be speaking:

- Peter Fraser, QC. Atkin Chambers, will discuss collaboration under the JCT Contracts
- Professor Rudi Klein, President of the Specialist Engineering Contractors Group and President of the NEC 3 user group, will discuss collaboration under the NEC 3 contracts
- Assad Maqbool, Partner at Trowers and Hamlins LLP and one of the contributors to the PPC 2000 will discuss collaboration under PPC 2000
- Keith Pickavance, well known author on delay and disruption, Executive Consultant at Hill International and one of the authors of the CIOB Complex Projects Contract (CPC2013) will discuss collaboration under CPC 2013.

In addition, you will hear presentations on recent changes to the law with regards to consultant liabilities from Emily Monastiriotis and David Skelton, partners in the Construction & Engineering team at Bond Dickinson LLP, and a brief on the recently concluded NBS National Construction Contracts and Legal Issues Survey from Roland Finch and Darya Bahram.

Date: 3 October, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: London
Material type: Seminar

Classifications


NBS, Div of RIBA Enterprises Ltd has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

Subject/Product Areas (CI/SfB)
RIBA Core Curriculum areas