About NBS

NBS is a technology platform for the construction industry. Thousands of users interact daily with our tools to create specifications, find products and develop their digital models.

Our platform is used by organisations of all sizes from small architecture and engineering firms, to the very largest global construction companies. We enable our customers to work safer and reduce their risk by providing expert content at their fingertips; and work smarter through an intelligent set of connected tools which help them develop and manage their project information faster and more accurately.

For building product manufacturers we give unrivalled exposure to decision makers, which no other marketing channel or product library can match. We do this by placing their products in our platform at the very point of specification and product selection.

Our roots lie in the National Building Specification, which for over 40 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. Our future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as we fast become an information marketplace for the construction industry.

NBS is backed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), who are a significant shareholder, and industry advocate for us. Through our relationship with the RIBA, we have unique knowledge of and access to the architecture and design communities. We also play an active role on many cross-industry bodies and groups, representing other construction disciplines including engineering.

In 2018 we also took a significant investment from LDC, the Private Equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, to help fund our growth and global expansion.

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Latest Press Releases

NBS issues press releases to keep you informed of important developments within the company and the construction industry.
19 March 2019 | by

International design practice Ryder Architecture’s Newcastle and Vancouver teams have become one of the first practices to produce a specification in the cloud using NBS Chorus, the new flagship platform from NBS.

05 February 2019 | by

In a recent report from NBS mapping the use of digital technologies across the industry, 70% agreed that those who do not adopt digital ways of working risk going out of business.

05 February 2019 | by

NBS, the leading global provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools to construction industry professionals, has announced the appointment of a sales team of 10 to join its growing company.

07 January 2019 | by

NBS has launched the annual NBS National BIM Survey, marking almost a decade of tracking BIM adoption in the UK.

06 November 2018 | by

NBS, the leading global provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools has appointed Lee Jones to head up its product information team.

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