Building Services Engineering

With a key role in designing solutions that make buildings safe, comfortable, energy efficient and cost effective to operate so it is essential that your designs meet the latest regulations and are supported by robust project documentation.

Our tools

Our in house M&E engineers stay on top of advanced technologies and low carbon design techniques to ensure our building services tools support you across your full range of projects including commercial, industrial, health care, leisure, retro fit and  new build. Our specialist information and guidance is kept up to date in our range of intuitive, connected tools and services that fit 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.

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.

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®.

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.

Design innovative and robust structures to extreme performance criteria, including for projects requiring Level 2 BIM.


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Building occupiers can't be certain how long components and systems will really last. Peter Tse of BSRIA gives an insight.

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Heating controls with condensing boilers are almost mandatory for home installation in the UK. In this article, BSRIA tell us more.

A look at the potential fire risks that might be associated with solar electric and photovoltaic systems.

11 February 2016 | by

The government has worked with Openreach and the Home Builders Federation on a new agreement that will see fibre based broadband offered to all new developments either for free or as part of a co-funded initiative.

01 November 2013 | by

We explore a definition of renewable materials and consider some common characteristics – carbon sinks, flammability and biodegradability.