Today, NBS, the leading provider of connected construction information, launches launched NBS Chorus for Small Works, a brand-new package of their award winning specification platform NBS Chorus, created specifically for architects, engineers and designers who write specifications for smaller works and projects.
Today, NBS, the leading provider of connected construction information, launches launched NBS Chorus for Small Works, a brand-new package of their award winning specification platform NBS Chorus, created specifically for architects, engineers and designers who write specifications for smaller works and projects. This powerful platform enables smaller projects specifiers to access the full functionality and features of NBS Chorus, further enhanced with a handpicked suite of specification content relevant to smaller projects.
All the benefits of cloud specification, in a dedicated cost-effective package for small works projects
Develop specifications quickly and intuitively, to a higher standard, with less risk to your practice
Access a specially-selected set of content specifically for small works
Work from anywhere, on any connected device
Structured product data and seamless collaboration with your project team
De-risk with content aligned to the latest standards and regulations coupled with the ability to digitally record decisions
A cloud-based tool, users can work from any connected device, including Apple Mac, keeping projects on track regardless of where the team is located. Multiple users across different offices and locations can develop specifications together, making instant updates. The innovative specification notes feature records all project decisions directly in the specification.
Able to plug-in to many major design tools, including Autodesk Revit, Graphisoft Archicad and Vectorworks, it seamlessly allows the architectural model to be updated as the specification changes.
Furthermore, it will also allow smaller projects to benefit from access content aligned to the latest standards and regulations, guaranteeing robust specifications and reducing risk. Chorus will also make it easier to maintain the golden thread of information for your projects, creating an accurate and up-to-date digital record.
NBS Chorus for Small Works is suitable for new build or refurbishment projects that are simple jobs and not overly technically complex, such as teaching blocks, retail/industrial units and so on.
This version of Chorus has a specially-selected set of NBS content, covering all the areas typically needed for smaller or less technically complex projects.
NBS Chorus for Small Works makes decision-making easier for specifiers as it links with NBS Source, the leading platform for construction products. NBS Source enables users to find, select and specify consistent, easily comparable product data including performance criteria, environmental credentials and third-party certification.
NBS Chorus for Small Works benefits
Cloud-based and accessible on any connected device, Mac/PC, tablet or mobile
Keeps you up to date with the latest regulations and standards, giving you peace of mind
Saves time, connecting workflows and specifying more effectively, with a powerful feature set
The platform integrates directly with leading design tools, including Autodesk Revit, Graphisoft Archicad and Vectorworks, so you can develop your model and specification in parallel
Chorus offers the most comprehensive, high-quality content available with links to the Construction Information Service (CIS) for documents and standards. The platform supports the Common Arrangement of Work Sections (CAWS) classification system.
Reduce your risk – base your specifications on content aligned to the latest standards and regulations, as well as helping maintain the golden thread with a digital record of information
NBS Innovation Director, Dr.Stephen Hamil, says, “Cloud-based specification has been rapidly adopted by practices working on larger projects. Until now specifiers working on simpler projects, have been unable to benefit. NBS Chorus for Small Works will now transform specification production in these practices, allowing for seamless remote collaboration and the ability to work more effectively. Until now many firms have been using standard word processing software to write specifications. Not only is this time consuming, it’s prone to error. Now teams can collaborate on the specification, from any device, whatever the location.”
He adds, “Practices can deliver more billable work to a higher standard while reducing risk.”
Jeremy Foster, founder J.Foster Architects says, “NBS Chorus is the future. It has a familiar interface to existing tools, is quick and easy to use, with all the functionality I need.”
He adds, “The fact that you can edit the spec in Revit is very powerful as it reduces the chances of contradictory information in the model or specification. And it bridges the gap between Mac and PC, which could be the Holy Grail”
NBS Chorus was awarded the ‘Best New BIM Product’ award at the BIM Show Live held on 25th February 2020.