Intelligent construction specification, in the cloud. Work together on specs in real-time, across organisations and locations

A range of subscription options to make NBS Chorus work for you

An NBS Chorus package created specifically for practices working on smaller works and projects

Perfect for design teams to view and annotate NBS specifications within their own modelling environment

A package created specifically for consultancies that write preliminaries

Helpful tools, and downloads to help you make the most of NBS

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Resources

Knowledge Case studies Authors Updates Reports Digital Construction Report Sustainable Futures Report Resources Sample Specifications New Financial Summary Sustainable Specification Guides New Whitepaper

Support

Support NBS Academy Downloads and updates

About

About NBS New Our team New Careers Partners Newsroom Sustainability

Platform

NBS Chorus Plans and features Small works Designer New Preliminaries Book a demo Sign in to NBS Chorus NBS Source Browse by category Browse by manufacturer For manufacturers Go to NBS Source Uniclass Articles and updates Specifying with Uniclass Feedback and Support Find a code Other tools Construction Information Service (CIS) Plug-ins New Digital Plan of Work New

Resources

Knowledge Case studies Authors Updates Reports Digital Construction Report Sustainable Futures Report Resources Sample Specifications New Financial Summary Sustainable Specification Guides New Whitepaper

Support

Support NBS Academy Downloads and updates

About

About NBS New Our team New Careers Partners Newsroom Sustainability

SPECIFICATION MADE SIMPLE

NBS Chorus has a flexible set of plans, with options available for everyone

 

step-1 

Choose your plan 

NBS Chorus

Essential features for high quality specifications

Choose between the Uniclass 2015 classification or Common Arrangement of Works (CAWS). Both classification systems are priced separately.
Chorus works with a range of content sets and libraries to suit your way of working. Choose from the full range in section two below this table.
Add, edit and park specification clauses
Rapidly create and edit your specification and remove any unnecessary detail.
Synchronised guidance and suggested values
Specialist guidance is displayed alongside the specification as you work. Authored and updated to the latest standards by the NBS team.
Publish to multiple formats
Print and export a selection or the full specification to MS Word and PDF.
Update notifications when NBS content changes
Receive a notification when Uniclass 2015 content in your specification is updated. Other libraries coming soon.
Add tables into your spec New
Tables can be added into article and clause rows and organisation and specification notes
Mark parts of the spec as complete New
Mark articles and clauses in your specification as complete, and a pie chart will be displayed to show how many items are finished to help you track your progress.
Revisions
Keep track of changes made to the contents of your specification and compare against previous versions in the publishing history.
Collaborate in the cloud with your colleagues
Work together with colleagues on the same specification at the same time, making updates in real time.
Manufacturer product information
Fully integrated with NBS Source. Choose from 25,000 products from over 1,000 manufacturers ready for your projects.
Model integration
Develop your model and your specification together directly inside Revit, Archicad or Vectorworks.
Multiple licences
Purchase multiple licences, and run concurrently so the whole team can access Chorus from anywhere.
Collaborate in the cloud with the project team
Invite multiple users from different organisations and locations into your specification.
Copy specifications between organisations New
Copy content from one organisation’s specification to another.
Master specifications
Build up a library of commonly used clauses tailored to your organisation and your clients, ready to use on new projects in an instant.
Stylesheets
Create customised templates for your specifications which automatically include your brand and style.
Specification notes
Record project decisions directly in your specification as it’s developed such as why a clause has been parked, a design preference or an essential health and safety requirement.
Export submittals and import into leading CDEs
Instantly export a full list of submittals from your spec in one click. Choose to export in a format suitable for a number of leading Common Data Environments, including Autodesk BIM 360, Newforma and Viewpoint.
Organisation-wide notes New
Supplement the NBS technical guidance with your organisation knowledge to help all specifiers across your organisation in better decision making.
Summary schedule New
Flag clauses relevant for early-stage specification decisions and quickly view these in a schedule for easy editing and publishing

NBS Chorus

Essential features for high quality specifications

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Choose your content


Architecture

Building systems and construction products for the design of new buildings and renovation, e.g. masonry walls and timber framing.

 

Building Services

Mechanical and electrical engineering systems for new buildings and renovation e.g. heating, gas supply, lighting and CCTV.


Landscape

Natural flora and fauna systems for landscape planting and design, forestry, including fencing, street furniture and paving.

 

Small Works

A tailored library of content created specifically for practices specialising in smaller works and projects.

Structures

Structural systems for buildings, e.g. foundations, piling, beams and columns. Includes civil engineering systems for building projects.

 

Preliminaries

A library designed for consultancies that write preliminary specifications, includes content for the most commonly used contracts from leading publishers.

Options to add Australian and Canadian content that support the regions standards and regulations. Each classification and content system is priced and purchased individually.

step-3 

Get started

  NBS Chorus onboarding session
  In-product support centre
  eLearning modules
  Phone and email support
  Specialist training from the NBS Academy available as an additional extra
  Exclusive access to free webinars and events

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