International design practice Ryder Architecture was the first NBS customer to produce a specification using NBS Chorus, the cloud-based platform.
NBS Chorus was used on a two-year project to restore St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church in Vancouver. The decision to use NBS Chorus, with its UK and Canadian content libraries, was of huge benefit to the whole team.
Adam James, Principal, explains how NBS Chorus is aiding collaboration across their offices around the world:
NBS Chorus is a welcome addition to Ryder’s digital toolkit of collaborative design tools. The data driven framework of Chorus allows us to rapidly specify building components and materials in a manner that integrates with our existing building information modelling tools, while working in geographically distributed teams.
Adam James, Ryder Architecture
Transitioning from Microsoft Word (their previous specification writing tool) to NBS Chorus has been a step change for Ryder, and has brought the process of specification writing into the 21st century.
NBS Chorus enables users to develop their specification and model in parallel, and directly, in the Autodesk Revit environment. Adam explains how the model integration creates a seamless link between the design and the specification, saving time and reducing the risk of information becoming out of sync.
To find out more about NBS Chorus and how it can help your business to produce coordinated construction information, visit theNBS.com.
For more than 40 years NBS services have underpinned the delivery of successful construction projects by supporting construction professionals to make the best design decisions. By providing access to the right information at the right time in the right way, our specification and collaboration, building product and construction knowledge tools and services enable you to deliver outstanding projects in an informed, collaborative and efficient way.
This year’s 2020 BIM survey marks the 10th year of asking the industry for their views about BIM. In this article, we’ve picked out ten of the key things that we’ve learnt about the latest state of BIM from this year’s survey.
This year’s 2020 BIM report marks the 10th year of asking the industry for their views about BIM. Read the latest on the state of BIM, reflecting the views of over 1,000 industry professionals. See how usage and views of BIM have changed since 2011. What progress have we made as an industry and what changes do we anticipate in the next decade?
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