Building Product Manufacturers
Our range of RIBA Insight services connect building product manufacturers to construction professionals through a unique combination of specification and construction knowledge expertise.
RIBA Insight has been using our strong association with architects to help product manufacturers get their products specified for over 30 years.
We offer a range of interlinked services which no other organisation can match. Using our unique experience and knowledge, we place manufacturers’ products in front of the right people with the right level of information, in the right format, in the right place and at the right time.
Include your technical product information in this dedicated section within the UK’s industry-leading specification system. Your products will be directly linked to specific clauses and can be imported into a specification.
Ensure your product catalogues, technical documents and design files can be found in the industry-leading online index of manufacturers’ product information.
The business reasons for Ideal Standard to use the NBS National BIM Library were compelling.Find out how Ideal Standard use NBS National BIM Library
Why choose us?
Our expertise can help you target organisations across the construction industry and boost your opportunities for getting specified.
Our unique relationship with architects gives us an unrivalled insight into what they really want from building product manufacturers.
We can ensure your products are available to construction professionals throughout the whole design process - from researching product information to the point of making specification decisions.
Find out more about administering your account for RIBA Insight.
- Manufacturer services brochure Find out about how we can put your products in front of specifiers (.pdf, 0.8Mb)
- BIM for the terrified Free guide to BIM for manufacturers (.pdf, 5.6Mb)
- NBS National BIM Library Find out more about the UK's fastest growing BIM library
- NBS BIM Object Standard brochure Full details about the requirements for the NBS BIM Object Standard
- NBS BIM Object Standard Resources Free guidance to help you create your own objects that meet the standard
- Videos for manufacturers A playlist of NBS videos of interest to manufacturers
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NBS Research Manager, David Bain, explores some of the key themes from this year's What Specifiers Want report and shows how NBS can help manufacturers build lasting relationships with specifiers.
Results from the NBS Specification Survey highlight specifiers’ needs and the challenges that they face when producing specifications. But there are several different ways in which specifiers may approach this task and attempt to overcome these challenges. We ask Malcolm Brown, Director of FaulknerBrowns Architects, to share his experience of producing specifications and his opinion on how manufacturers can help them.
Slides from the An Introduction to BIM for Manufacturers presentation delivered by Ian Chapman from NBS at Ecobuild 2016.
Slides and presentions from our event exploring the benefits, opportunities and practicalities of BIM at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on 4 April 2017.
The annual NBS National BIM Report is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM. Now in its seventh year, the latest report is packed with a range of insight and expertise, it gives a snapshot of the changes the industry has been going through since the BIM mandate was implemented in April 2016.