About NBS

At NBS, we are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals.

We have produced specification products for over 40 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK. Our NBS specification products cover building construction, engineering services and landscape design.

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We’re always looking to grow our team. Working at RIBA Enterprises means working in an award-winning, innovative company in a period of rapid growth.By joining us you will play a key role in leading the digital revolution in construction.

Latest Press Releases

NBS and RIBA Enterprises issue press releases to keep you informed of important developments within the company and the construction industry.

14 November 2016

NBS is inviting construction professionals to inform the industry on changing needs in how specifications are being written and help NBS improve the tools and resources it provides.

07 November 2016

A North East business at the forefront of construction technology has given its support to the region’s growing digital sector.

17 October 2016

Newcastle-based NBS welcomed a recent graduate and two North East university placement students last month.

28 September 2016

A Snowdog at the heart of the recently launched Great North Snowdogs trail has received a paw-fect gift; a scarf, knitted in memory of a loved one.

09 August 2016

Graphisoft UK Ltd launched its Library Part Maker Tool last month, a new tool that allows designers and manufacturers to create their own BIM objects.

Latest News

The latest news from NBS and across the wider construction industry.

05 December 2016

The government has published a new National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline laying out its strategy for over £500bn worth of investment in private and public sector projects.

23 November 2016

Home and infrastructure were at the heart of Philip Hammond's first (and last) autumn statement as chancellor.

19 October 2016

The Practice Role Model project provides an opportunity to question and broaden the notion of what it means to be a successful RIBA Chartered Practice.

19 October 2016

The next phase of the UK’s Internationally-recognised Building Information Modelling Task Group programme was announced today at the Institution of Civil Engineers BIM 2016 conference by Mark Bew MBE, chair of the BIM Task Group and the newly formed Digital Built Britain programme.

22 August 2016

A survey on the impact of Brexit on the building services engineering sector has been launched by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.