As the knowledge business of the RIBA, we understand that you are under pressure to deliver client expectations and achieve your own creative aspirations whilst managing the challenges of information management, changing legislation, technology innovation, tight budgets and time constraints.

Our tools

Our industry standard, connected tools and services provide you with specialist information, in an intuitive format that fits with your working practices. We enable you to make informed project decisions collaboratively and more efficiently freeing you up to focus on delivering outstanding projects, which meet BIM Level 2 requirements.

With NBS Create you can produce professional outline, performance and full specifications with architecture, structural, building services and landscape content more efficiently. NBS Create is an essential tool for BIM projects.

With NBS Building you can produce professional specifications more efficiently. Save time and reduce risk by using NBS Building on your projects.

NBS Scheduler allows you to deliver robust schedules of work and reference specification arranged by trades or space for refurbishment, alteration and small new build projects without bills of quantities.

The NBS BIM Toolkit is a free-to-use BIM project management tool that provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle in Level 2 BIM projects.

The UK’s fastest-growing library of digital product information with thousands of quality manufacturer’s BIM objects meeting the internationally recognised NBS BIM Object Standard.

Co-ordinate information between your specification model and your CAD model using the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk® Revit®.

The Construction Information Service (CIS) is a comprehensive online collection of over 28,000 construction related standards, regulations, technical advice and articles from 500+ publishers.

NBS Contract Administrator offers support and assistance with the important task of contract administration. Read more

More NBS Services

Working with the government, institutes, and construction professionals we provide the research, knowledge, processes and tools you need to reap the benefits of BIM.

From just £55+VAT per project, add the NBS specialists to your team and improve your project documentation while saving valuable time.

Deliver exciting, collaborative projects with the latest sustainable solutions using our connected tools and services.


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John Hill explores a century's worth of 'signficant' buildings in 100 Years 100 Buildings.

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What rules govern private sector procurement and what are the pitfalls you need to avoid? We've the essential info that will save you both time and money when it comes to private sector construction tenders...

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Swedish researchers reckon transparent wood could offer significant benefits when it comes to glazing and solar panel production in future.

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An authoritative guide to planning, creating and living with tall buildings, thoroughly reworked to reflect the latest industry developments, drawing on the advice and knowledge of more than 20 highly respected industry specialists.

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We'll soon be sharing your experiences from the frontline of the digital construction revolution as we've finished crunching the numbers for the NBS National BIM Report 2017. Here we muse on some of the key trends we've been watching for.