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

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NBS Chorus

SMALL WORKS

Created specifically for practices specialising in smaller works and projects, get all the benefits of online specification in a powerful new package.

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Introducing NBS Chorus for small works

NBS Chorus for Small Works is a brand-new package created specifically for architects,engineers and designers who write specifications for smaller works and projects.

It includes all of the powerful features available with a subscription to NBS Chorus, but with a new specially-selected library of content in a cost-effective package for small works. 

Ultimately using NBS Chorus can help you to deliver more billable work, to a higher standard, with less risk to your practice.

Well worth the investment!

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Work anywhere

Work anywhere

NBS Chorus will work on any capable device, including Apple Mac, all you need is an internet connection and web browser. No complicated installs or updates for IT to manage, start your project on your laptop and finish on your smart phone. Helping you to keep your projects on track and your team connected – no matter where they are.

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Collaborate on specifications

Collaborate on specifications

Collaborate with your whole project team, all via the web – no need to meet face to face! Multiple users across different offices and locations can develop specifications together, making instant updates. The innovative specification notes feature enables you to record all of your project decisions directly in your specification as it’s developed.

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Content to suit your projects

Content to suit your projects

NBS Chorus for small works comes with a specially-selected set of NBS content, covering all the areas typically needed for smaller or less technically complex projects. 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. 

Save time

Save time

Chorus enables you to develop specifications up to 70% faster than writing them manually, giving you more billable hours and helping your practice to become more competitive. Use the powerful Masters feature to build up a library of commonly used clauses tailored to your organisation and your clients, ready to use on new projects in an instant!

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Connect to the model

Connect to the model

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. And with NBS Source, our new manufacturer product platform, where you can choose from 28,000 construction products from over 1,100 leading manufacturers; pre-written in specification and BIM object format, ready to use in your projects! 

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Reduce your risk

Reduce your risk

Rely on NBS to keep up to date with the latest regulations and standards, giving you peace of mind and reducing the risk of things going wrong. Chorus helps you to maintain the golden thread of information for your projects, creating an accurate and up-to-date digital record.

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What is NBS Chorus for small works?
A subscription to NBS Chorus that’s suitable for small works projects. This solution will enable practices to access the full functionality and benefits of NBS Chorus, but with a tailored content library that’s suitable for smaller and simpler projects, at an appropriate price. 
How is it different to existing Chorus subscriptions?
The features and functionality are exactly the same as other Chorus subscription, the only difference is the content set.
What sort of projects is small works suitable for?

The content is suitable for simple jobs that are not overly technically complex, for example:

  • Teaching blocks.
  • Student housing.
  • Retail/ industrial units (big in size but simplistic).
  • A project that do not have specialist requirements, e.g. HTM (Healthcare Technical Memorandum).
  • Residential projects.
  • Refurbishment projects.
  • Small new-build projects.
Why are you launching it now?
The industry is going through an uncertain time with smaller practices most heavily impacted. To support the industry as it adapts to remote working, we’ve accelerated development to be able to offer a cloud-based solution to practices working on smaller works and projects. This will enable them to keep their projects moving and teams connected remotely. 
What content is included

The Chorus Small Works library is based on the CAWS classification system most used by this segment of the market. The content will consist of:

  • All 118 minor works work sections from NBS Building.
  • 28 intermediate work sections that are most used or critical for small projects.
  • Minor works preliminaries.
What features are available?
Chorus is cloud-based, how safe is my data?
The cloud has been proven to be a reliable and secure choice for even the largest organisations, and is fast becoming the most trusted data solution. We take data security very seriously, and you can be sure that we have taken all the necessary steps to protect your data and maintain our cloud security. Take a look at our Security page where we've included some frequently asked questions to share more detail about how we keep your data safe.
How much does it cost?
We’ve got a range of subscription options available suitable for different business types and working practices. We also offering monthly flexible payments, so you can spread the cost. Get in touch today and one of our expert team will be able to discuss the best subscription for your business.
How do I get started using NBS Chorus for small works?
To start using the platform you need to sign up for a subscription. Get in touch with our team today and they can get you started! 

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A subscription to NBS Chorus for Small Works will be tailored to suit your working practices. We offer a range of subscription options and flexible monthly payments. Fill out your details and one of our expert team will be in touch to discuss the best option for your business. 

"NBS Chorus is the future. It's quick and easy to use and has all of the functionality I need. The fact that you can edit the spec in Revit is very powerful as it reduced 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!"

 

Jeremy Foster, Owner & Architect
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