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.

Our Services

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.

Place your products as BIM objects directly in front of specifiers working on Level 2 BIM projects in the UK's fastest growing BIM library. We can also author your objects to meet the internationally recognised NBS BIM Object Standard.

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.

Connecting manufacturers directly to architects through the delivery of their RIBA-approved CPD material.
Strategic, bespoke research for construction manufacturers and suppliers to help you better understand your customers, refine your products, and review your branding and positioning.

The free-to-use NBS BIM Object Standard defines requirements for high quality, consistent, information-rich BIM objects.

The business reasons for Ideal Standard to use the NBS National BIM Library were compelling.
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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.

We offer a unique opportunity for you to provide digital information product information quickly and easily to clients and designers working on Level 2 BIM projects.

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The NBS Manufacturers' BIM Report 2017 provides a snapshot of the changes the industry has been going through since the BIM mandate was implemented in April 2016 and shows what manufacturers are making of the opportunities on offer. Download our full, free report today.

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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.

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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.

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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.