NBS Create

Smarter decisions,
better specifications

Powerfully connected specification authoring software from NBS. Built for BIM.

Professional specifications for construction projects,
informed by the latest regulations and standards

Assemble information quickly and add to it over time. NBS Create can be accessed through a subscription to NBS Chorus.

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NBS Create is designed to make it easy to collate the data you need to produce robust specifications that power your projects.

Start with systems, add product clauses, make informed decisions based on the continually updated NBS Guidance, and pull in manufacturer product information from NBS Plus.

The software draws on pre-written clauses for over 1,000 systems and 20,000 products, making it quicker and easier to assemble your specification.

Get specialist help, every step of the way

NBS experts serve as an extra pair of hands on your project team.

Guidance that draws on the very latest regulations and standards is built into the software allowing you to easily tap into the expertise and insight of the NBS team.

Continuous updates and support from NBS are provided as standard.

NBS Create is built for collaboration – making it easy for project teams to add and refine information over time.

With seamless co-ordination between your model and the specification, through plug-ins like our tool for Autodesk® Revit®, and integration with the NBS National BIM Library, you can utilise powerful connections to tools and services.

Pricing & Purchase

NBS Create can be accessed through a subscription to NBS Chorus.

Contact us today to speak to one of our specialists about our range of subscription options, designed to suit different organisations and working processes.



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Supported Operating Systems

(32-bit and 64-bit) updated with the latest service pack:
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
Hardware requirements
  • Processor 2.0GHz - Highest affordable speed rating recommended
  • Memory 4GB
Pre-requisites for NBS Building, NBS Landscape, NBS Contract Administrator and NBS Tools
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Full
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

Pre-requisites for NBS Scheduler and NBS Engineering Services

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Other Requirements

  • Internet connection: Broadband connection required (NBS Create only)
  • Network file storage: NBS support Microsoft Windows Server (current versions). Data caching servers such as Talon drives are not supported by any NBS Products. 
  • Citrix Environment and Virtual Desktops: Citrix and Virtual Desktops are not supported for any NBS Products.
  • Cloud Storage: We do not recommend installing NBS or storing your specifications or licences on any form of Cloud storage as NBS Create requires a constant connection to the files location.


NBS products and services can be run on the Apple Mac under Apple Boot Camp and with Windows emulation software.

We have tested all NBS software (NBS Create, NBS Building, NBS Landscape, NBS Engineering Services, NBS Scheduler and NBS Contract Administrator) successfully using Apple Boot Camp and Parallels Desktop software.

Both options require a licence of Microsoft Windows as outlined above.

Is NBS Create right for me?

NBS Create can be accessed through a subscription to NBS Chorus.

Scope & Contents

Libraries of pre-written specification clauses, guidance and manufacturer product information are written by our in-house team of industry specialists and updated regularly. Content is arranged by system, covering multi-discipline content, which means that a single logical project specification can be written in less time avoiding the risk of duplicated or conflicting content.
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NBS Support and Training

NBS has a number of tools and resources to support and enable you to get the most out of NBS Create.
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