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Libraries of pre-written specification clauses, guidance and manufacturer product information are authored by our multi-disciplinary specialist team.

NBS Chorus covers multi-discipline content, which means that an accurate specification can be written in less time, avoiding the risk of duplicated or conflicting content.

United Kingdom – Uniclass 2015

NBS Chorus covers the specific systems and the performance, products, execution and system completion clauses that are required by the following groupings. This content is grouped into four content libraries: Architecture, Landscape, Services and Structure.

Preliminaries

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PM_10  Project information

PM_30  Site, ground and environmental information

PM_35  Whole project performance requirements

PM_40  Design and approvals information

PM_50  Financial and commercial information

PM_55  Contract information

PM_60  Construction management information

PM_70  Testing, commissioning and completion information

PM_80  Asset management information

Ro_       Roles

Work sections

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Ss_15 Earthworks systems
Ss_20 Structural systems
Ss_25 Wall and barrier systems
Ss_30 Roof, floor and paving systems
Ss_32 Damp proofing, waterproofing and plaster finishing systems
Ss_35 Stair and ramp systems
Ss_37 Tunnel, shaft, vessel and tower systems
Ss_40 Signage, fittings, furnishings and equipment (FF&E) and general finishing systems
Ss_45 Flora and fauna systems
Ss_50 Disposal systems
Ss_55 Piped supply systems
Ss_60 Heating, cooling and refrigeration systems
Ss_65 Ventilation and air conditioning systems
Ss_70 Electrical systems
Ss_75 Communications, security, safety, control and protection systems
Ss_80 Transport systems

United Kingdom – CAWS

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Preliminaries

A9 General Requirements (Home Owner contracts only)

A10 Project particulars

A11 Tender and contract documents

A12 The site/ existing buildings

A13 Description of the work

A20 The Contract

A30 Tendering/ subletting/ supply

A31 Provision, content and use of documents

A32 Management of the works

A33 Quality standards/ control

A34 Security/ safety/ protection

A35 Specific limitations on method/ sequence/ timing

A36 Facilities/ temporary work/ services

A37 Operation/ maintenance of the finished building

A40 Contractor's general cost items: Management and staff

A41 Contractor's general cost items: Site accommodation

A42 Contractor's general cost items: Services and facilities

A43 Contractor's general cost items: Mechanical plant

A44 Contractor's general cost items: Temporary works

A50 Work/ products by/ on behalf of the employer

A51 Nominated subcontractors (where relevant)

A52 Nominated suppliers (where relevant)

A53 Work by statutory authorities/ undertakers

A54 Provisional work/ items

A55 Dayworks

A56 Advance procurement

Work sections

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B - Complete buildings/ structures/ units
C - Demolition/ alteration/ renovation
D - Groundwork
E - In situ concrete/large precast concrete
F - Masonry
G - Structural/carcassing metal/timber
H - Cladding/covering
J - Waterproofing
K - Linings/sheathing/dry partitioning
L - Windows/ doors/ stairs
M - Surface finishes
N - Furniture/equipment
P - Building fabric sundries
Q - Paving/planting/fencing/site furniture
R - Disposal systems
S - Piped supply systems
T - Mechanical heating/cooling/refrigeration systems
U - Ventilation/air conditioning systems
V - Electrical supply/power/lighting systems
W - Communications/security/control systems
X - Transport systems
Z - Building fabric reference specification

Australia – Uniclass 2015

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Preliminaries  
PM_10 Project information
PM_30 Site, ground and environmental information
PM_35 Whole project performance requirements
PM_40 Design and approvals information
PM_50 Financial and commercial information
PM_60 Construction management information
PM_70 Testing, commissioning and completion information
PM_80 Asset management information
Ro_10 Management roles
Ro_30 Delivery roles
Ro_50 Design roles
Ro_70 Site roles
Classification Work groups
Ac_05 Project management activities
Ac_10 Preparation, construction and repair
Ss_20 Structural systems
Ss_25 Wall and barrier systems
Ss_30 Roof, floor and paving systems
Ss_32 Damp-proofing, waterproofing and plaster finishing systems
Ss_35 Stair and ramp systems
Ss_37 Tunnel, shaft, vessel and tower systems
Ss_40 Signage, fittings, furnishings and equipment and general finishing systems
Ss_45 Flora and fauna systems
Ss_50 Disposal systems
Ss_55 Piped supply systems
SS_60 Heating, cooling and refrigeration systems

SS_65

 Ventilation and air conditioning systems
Ss_80 Transport systems

Australia – SpeedSpec

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Classification Systems
Division 00 Preliminaries
Division 01 General Requirements
Division 02 Sitework
Division 03 Concrete
Division 04 Masonry
Division 05 Metals
Division 06 Timber and Plastics
Division 07 Thermal and Moisture Protection
Division 08 Doors and Windows
Division 09 Finishes
Division 10 Specialties
Division 12 Furnishings
Division 13 Special Construction
Division 14 Conveying Systems
Division 15 Hydraulics and Mechanical
Division 16 Electrical

Canada – CMS

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Classification Systems
Division 00 Procurement and Contracting Requirements
Division 01 General Requirements
Division 02 Existing Conditions
Division 03 Concrete
Division 04 Masonry
Division 05 Metals
Division 06 Wood, Plastics and Composites
Division 07 Thermal and Moisture Protection
Division 08 Openings
Division 09 Finishes
Division 10 Specialties
Division 11 Equipment
Division 12 Furnishings
Division 13 Special Construction
Division 14 Conveying Equipment
Division 21 Fire Suppression
Division 22 Plumbing
Division 23 Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Division 25 Integrated Automation
Division 26 Electrical
Division 27 Communications
Division 28 Electronic Safety and Security
Division 31 Earthwork
Division 32 Exterior Improvements
Division 33 Utilities
Division 34 Transportation

Canada – NMS

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Canada – NMS (French)

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