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NBS Create

NBS Create – our groundbreaking new specification tool built for BIM. Authored by our in-house experts to make sure your time specifying is fast and efficient, saving you time and money.

 
Saving you time

Outline, performance and full specifications with project management

At NBS we know that specification evolves from briefing to detailed design. With NBS Create you can start your specification earlier creating an initial outline specification, then develop performance and full detailed specifications by adding information as the project develops, maximising the efficient use of the data.

NBS Create also contains project management sections that deal with non-technical items such as description of the site, project participants and the contract. There are also technical performance sections, which host items relating to the project as a whole, but are still related to the technical design, e.g. the anticipated life of the building and BREEAM rating. Both of these sections are more commonly referred to as Preliminaries in other NBS specification tools.

Pre-written linked clauses

In NBS Create you assemble your specification by adding system outline clauses. As you make decisions and complete the system outline clauses, the remainder of the specification is automatically assembled, ensuring the project specification is precise and highly relevant.

Within NBS Create, the contents are arranged by system using the new Uniclass classification, including linked contract, outline, performance, product, execution and completion clauses.

All of the clauses contain drop down values making it simple to select exactly what you want, and are linked to guidance and product information from over 600 manufacturers. You can even add your own office content too, helping you to specify quicker in the future.

Minimises risk

NBS Create is regularly and automatically updated online by our in-house team of technical authors. It provides technically robust pre-written system, performance, product, execution and completion clauses.

By just adding relevant linked clauses you ensure your specification only includes the information required for your specific project, reducing clashes, missing information and potential issues later in the project timeline.

Plus, you’ll have the benefit of all the associated guidance and references to standards and regulations right at your fingertips to help you accurately complete clauses.

Built for BIM

In 2011, the UK Government Construction Strategy announced the Government's intention to require collaborative 3D building information modelling (BIM) on its projects by 2016, defined as Level 2 BIM.

NBS Create has been designed with BIM at its centre and can be used as a key tool within a Level 2 BIM project.

NBS Create covers architecture, landscape, structural and building services content, enabling an entire project team to produce a single, integrated specification.

You can also monitor your projects progress, as NBS Create records decision making, level of completeness and milestones, enabling you to see what has changed – when and by whom. Project notes can also be added to flag key decisions.

COBie output

As well as stipulating Level 2 BIM compliance, the UK Government Construction Strategy also stated the software and data requirement to be Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) – a spreadsheet data format containing digital information about a building in as complete and as useful a form as possible.

NBS Create is the only master specification system that allows the export of project information in COBie format.

Link to CAD or your design tool

Co-ordinating the information between your specification model and your CAD model is key to robust, co-ordinated project documentation. NBS offers a range of plug-ins that supports the design team and enable the production of co-ordinated digital information.

Plug-ins are available for Autodesk® Revit®, ArchiCAD, and Vectorworks and include the following features:

Drag-and-drop objects direct from NBS National BIM Library

Synchronised design guidance

Speedy object navigation

Association report that detects clashes and missing information.

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Download full Scope and Contents:

► Architecture

► Landscape

► Services

► Structure

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Written by our team of experienced construction industry professionals

Our team of technical experts, consisting of architects, landscape architects, engineers and surveyors are continually researching to provide the best technical information.

Designed with unique features to make the specification process as easy as possible

At each stage, NBS Create has been designed to make the specification process as efficient as possible, allowing you to quickly transform our technical content into your project specifications.

NBS Create has many built-in intuitive features to make producing a specification as efficient as possible:

Reports on the content and status of your specification

Office master content specific to your office or your projects

Update tool which updates existing documents when new or amended content is available

Milestones which takes a snapshot of your projects at points in time

Print and publishing options including COBie export.

Quick and easy specification of manufacturers and their products

NBS Create enables you to specify construction products quickly and accurately, either in generic terms or by selecting manufacturer and product references. Through NBS Plus, it contains over 19,000 product specifications from more than 600 construction manufacturers.

All manufacturer products within the software are directly linked to specific clauses, meaning you can only see relevant manufacturer products for that system. Drop down lists enable product clauses to be quickly and easily completed.

NBS Create, also now includes system products linked to system clauses, meaning you can swiftly specify a product that creates a complete system or a major component of one.

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Download full Scope and Contents:

► Architecture

► Landscape

► Services

► Structure

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With NBS Create you will receive full access to our customer support teams and theNBS.com for help and advice with anything from installation and using NBS Create, to how to specify systems, adhere to regulations and adopt BIM.

Choose from the Architecture, Landscape, Services and Structure libraries. Full scope and contents are listed below. Multiple seats and packages are available.

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Download full Scope and Contents:

► Architecture

► Landscape

► Services

► Structure

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NBS Create is our new specification tool. It gives you the ability to add your systems to create an outline specification in the outline spec editor, then further add information to the same data to create a performance specification and then finally add further information for a full / record specification.

Architecture

Project Management Sections

Open Open

Contracts

Open Open

Regions, districts, infrastructure, facilities and building

Open Open

Preparatory systems

Open Open

General structural systems

Open Open

Roof, floor and paving systems

Open Open

Wall and barrier systems

Open Open

Fixed access, tunnel, tower and vessel systems

Open Open

FF&E, signage and general finishing systems

Open Open

Flora and fauna systems

Open Open

Disposal systems

Open Open

Transport systems

Open Open

 

Landscape

Project Management Sections

Open Open

Contracts

Open Open

Regions, districts, infrastructure, facilities and building

Open Open

Preparatory systems

Open Open

General structural systems

Open Open

Roof, floor and paving systems

Open Open

Wall and barrier systems

Open Open

Fixed access, tunnel, tower and vessel systems

Open Open

FF&E, signage and general finishing systems

Open Open

Flora and fauna systems

Open Open

Disposal systems

Open Open

Piped supply systems

Open Open

 

Services

Project Management Sections

Open Open

Contracts

Open Open

Regions, districts, infrastructure, facilities and building

Open Open

Preparatory systems

Open Open

General structure systems

Open Open

Roof, floor and paving systems

Open Open

Fixed access, tunnel, tower and vessel systems

Open Open

FF&E, signage and general finishing systems

Open Open

Disposal systems

Open Open

Piped supply systems

Open Open

Heating, cooling and refrigeration systems

Open Open

Ventilation and air conditioning systems

Open Open

Electrical systems

Open Open

Communication, security, safety and protection systems

Open Open

Transport systems

Open Open

 

Structure

Project Management Sections

Open Open

Contracts

Open Open

Regions, districts, infrastructure, facilities and building

Open Open

Preparatory systems

Open Open

General structural systems

Open Open

Roof, floor and paving systems

Open Open

Wall and barrier systems

Open Open

Fixed access, tunnel, tower and vessel systems

Open Open

FF&E, signage and general finishing systems

Open Open

Flora and fauna systems

Open Open

Disposal systems

Open Open

Subject to change without notice

 
Download full Scope and Contents

► Architecture

► Landscape

► Services

► Structure

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NBS Software Licensing

Whether you have networked or standalone computers, NBS Create can be installed on any number of machines, as it works on a per client subscription. License management controls the number of computers which can run the software concurrently.

NBS system requirements

Supported Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit) updated with the latest service pack:

  1. Windows 8
  2. Windows 7
  3. Windows Vista
  4. Windows XP

Pre-requisites

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  2. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Full (NBS Create only)
  3. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (NBS Create only)

Hardware requirements

  1. Processor 2.0GHz
  2. Memory 1GB

Other

  1. Internet connection: Broadband connection required (NBS Create only)

 

Apple

NBS products and services can be run on the Apple Mac under Apple Boot Camp and with Windows emulation software.

We have tested all NBS software (NBS Create, NBS Building, NBS Landscape, NBS Engineering Services, NBS Scheduler and NBS Contract Administrator) successfully using Apple Boot Camp and Parallels Desktop software.

Both options require a licence of Microsoft Windows as outlined above.

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Client Testimonials

 

" The support and advice offered by the technical authors is exceptional. They recently assisted with some detailed queries we had about M&E preliminaries and the level of technical expertise and attention to detail they demonstrated was outstanding. They are truly focussed on technical accuracy and helping to raise the standard of technical documentation. We'll be making more use of this free expert support from NBS in the future. "

NBS Customer, Harley Haddow

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