Meet the team
The NBS Research team consists of experienced research professionals, with a track record in the built environment and beyond. Both are Market Research Society (MRS) members and they always adhere to its Code of Conduct.
David Bain, BSc (Hons), DipM, CMRS, Research Manager
David has over 15 years’ experience in research and marketing, eight of those at NBS. He has designed, led and carried out market research for the UK Government, construction product manufacturers, housing associations, Microsoft, NBS, and the RIBA. Outside the built environment, he has delivered research for the NHS, universities, and charities.
Projects include studies into the adoption of digital technologies in architecture, architects’ preferences for BIM information, practice resilience in the wake of Brexit, how architects like to do CPD and the usability of the Building Regulations Approved Documents. He has also carried out research to inform product development, branding, pricing, and communications.
Jenny Dobson, BA (Hons), CMRS, Market Research Co-ordinator
Jenny has over 11 years’ experience in market research, four of those at NBS. She specialises in quantitative research and has experience in other areas including in-depth telephone interviews and competitor analysis. Projects at NBS have included the the What Specifiers Want report, NBS Specification Survey, the NBS National BIM Survey, and the RIBA Appointments Skills Survey. She has also carried out a number of research projects for the UK government, construction product manufacturers, the RIBA and NBS.
Outside the built environment, she has delivered research for the public sector including supervising Northumbria Police Consultation team’s telephone interviews. This research has included that used to inform service delivery improvements and marketing campaign evaluation.