BIM Projects

Building Information Modelling is redefining the construction industry with clear benefits of collaboration, visualisation, coordination and information retrieval. We are working with the government, institutes, academia and construction professionals from all disciplines to provide research, knowledge, processes and tools to enable the industry to reap the benefits of BIM.

The NBS BIM workflow

Our integrated suite of BIM tools and content support you through the BIM workflow, enabling you to make the right decisions and deliver outstanding projects in an informed, collaborative and efficient way.

Our tools

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.

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.

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.

Co-ordinate information between your specification model and your CAD model using the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk® Revit®.
A range of free tools, designed to allow collaboration between colleagues on a project team.

More NBS Services

Make informed project decisions more efficiently and collaboratively with industry standard, connected tools and services.

Achieve efficient and low carbon projects, collaboratively with the most up-to-date and connected tools and services.

BIM untangled. All the key terms and concepts explained.
View the Periodic Table of BIM

Knowledge

03 August 2016 | by

What is BIM? NBS experts explore definitions of the process that sees construction industry professionals collaborate on a range of data that comes together in a federated digital Building Information Model. We also explore a range of essential BIM tools and resources.

01 March 2017 | by

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.

03 March 2016 | by

An essential part of your BIM education - the key terms, components and concepts presented in one easy-to-follow periodic table. Start swotting up and see how many you know already.

We explore how Manchester City Council used a range of NBS services across the design and specification stages to deliver a refurbishment of St Margaret's Primary School.

With detailed examples and drawing on the lessons learned from the refurbishment of our own Grade II listed, Newcastle-based NBS headquarters, this case study explores how we used BIM throughout the project.