At our biggest customer event yet, we’ll show you the future of global specification as well as the recent developments from our business, including the launch of our new cloud-based platform NBS Chorus.

During this exclusive event, we’ll explore how new technologies and game-changing trends are impacting construction. Our team of experts will share updates and lead discussions on key industry and business topics including; Brexit, the Hackitt Review and digital transformation.

This event will help you discover what 2019 and beyond has in store for the construction industry. With guest speakers and our own experts hosting the day, this is one event you can’t afford to miss.

Join us to discover…

  • NBS Chorus, get an exclusive look at our first cloud-based specification platform that supports global design and construction.
  • The new developments made to our existing product range based on your feedback.
  • The game-changing trends and technologies impacting construction.
  • Round table discussions on topics including:
    • How can NBS meet your needs in an ever changing industry
    • How the cloud will change the way construction documentation is assembled
    • Capturing and sharing knowledge within your practice
  • Network opportunities with industry peers and receive CPD points.

Dates and locations


25 September 2018, 9.00am - 4.00pm
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE

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2 October 2018, 9.00am - 4.00pm
Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, Water St, Manchester M3 4JQ

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4 October 2018, 9.00am - 4.00pm
NBS, The Old Post Office, St Nicholas Street, Newcastle NE1 1RH

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10 October 2018, 9.00am - 4.00pm
DoubleTree Edinburgh City Hotel, 34 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AF

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9:00 – 9:30am

Registration and refreshments

9:30 – 10:00am


10:00 – 10:30am

Construction Industry Update

Our research team assess the health of the construction industry both in the UK and internationally, looking at the challenges created by changes in the economy and how, through BIM and other practices, we are meeting those challenges.

10:30 – 11:00am 


11:00am – 12:00pm

NBS product developments

The NBS product management team will talk through developments in our existing product range including NBS Create, NBS Building and the NBS National BIM Library. We will also demonstrate NBS Chorus, our all-new cloud-based specification platform.

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch and interactive demos of NBS Chorus

1:00 – 2:00pm

Innovation and the future of specification

An insight into our customer-led development process. Each location will welcome an industry speaker to share their experiences of working with NBS and of their industry journey more broadly.

2:00 – 3:00pm

Roundtable discussions

3:00 – 3:30pm


3:30 – 3:45pm

Panel questions

3:45 – 4:00pm

Summary and close

Key Speakers

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Our list of NBS and industry speakers is growing every day, but here are some to look forward to:

Richard Waterhouse, CEO of NBS

Richard will be giving delegates a warm welcome and providing some key insight into the company journey in 2018 so far. This includes news of our £31.8m investment and the launch of our first cloud-based specification platform, NBS Chorus.

Tom Murphy and Andrew De Silva (Das), DMA Architects

Tom’s strength lies in taking complex, large scale projects from inception to completion and he leads on a range of projects across the office. His extensive experience and thoughtful approach enable him to develop solutions together with clients, other consultants and suppliers to achieve the best outcomes. Tom is passionate about the use of digital tools to benefit the design and construction process and regularly speaks at industry events about the application and benefits of this in practice.

Das focuses on innovation, quality and risk management throughout the practice. He leads strategic R&D projects to create new solutions and services. As a key player in the practice’s adoption of BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology he regularly speaks on digital design and construction at industry events.

Matt Holmes, Associate Director at JDDK

Since joining JDDK in 2004, Matt has worked on a diverse range of projects from housing developments, bespoke housing for single clients, schools, and more recently large scale projects in the public and healthcare sectors. Matt has been involved in 3D design since 2008 and helped to develop the practice’s skills and work in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and has particular experience in the use of Revit software and specification tools.

Peter Fisk, Associate, Lovelock Mitchell

Peter has over 10 years’ experience working across multiple sectors including education, residential and extra care. Peter joined Lovelock Mitchell in 2013 and has since become an Associate, jointly managing the outputs of the LMA Education team. He has been instrumental in formalising the practice’s BIM processes and standards over the past five years, helping ensure that the practice is at the top of the market. Peter has worked closely with regional contractors, local authorities and other consultants, ensuring that their BIM Processes and documentation meet the necessary standards to achieve BIM Level O2.

Michael Riley, Architect Associate, BDP

Mike is substantially focused on detailed design and delivery of projects in the transport, education, sports, leisure, residential and arts sectors. As a BIM champion Mike has promoted the use of advanced technology and integrated project information on a wide range of BDP projects. As part of this role he has contributed to the BIM National Toolkit and the NBS Innovation Panel. He has presented BDP schemes to the BRE Accreditation Assessment Board as part of the company BIM Level 2 Certification.

Glenn Tate, Associate, Ryder

Glenn has over 10 years’ experience and maintains a keen interest in digital technologies completing a postgraduate in Building Design Management. Glenn supports the practice in driving BIM development and implementation, regularly contributing to quality management standards and is part of BIM Academy, delivering consultancy, research and training. In 2015 he was part of the winning team in the best multidisciplinary category of the international Build Earth Live competition.

*Speakers will vary depending on date and location.


Register your place

London, 25th September


Manchester, 2nd October


Newcastle, 4th October


Edinburgh, 10th October