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.

Work together as one with NBS Chorus, the collaborative specification platform that supports global design and construction.

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.

Coordinate 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.

NBS provides business solutions and consultancy for large, multinational organisations. Contact us to discuss your requirements.


14 March 2016 | by

We take a look at some key documentation that will prove invaluable when planning the fire safety strategy of your next project.

25 July 2017 | by

The role of Artificial Intelligence in helping the built environment sector make huge improvements, in terms of delivery, cost and carbon, came under the spotlight in this year's ICE Forrest Lecture.

21 September 2016 | by

Your guide to clash avoidance and clash detection on a BIM project. What is a clash? What kinds of clashes might occur? How can clashes be detected? How can they be avoided in the first place? How do Level 2 and Level 3 BIM help in the design and construction phases? We aim to find out.

24 October 2016 | by

Breakthroughs in virtual and augmented reality technology are expected to change the worksites of the future. Research scientist George Quezada muses on the construction jobs of tomorrow...

25 July 2017 | by

From April 2018 new gas appliances must comply with the Gas Appliance Regulation if they are to be imported or sold into EU countries. We explore issues under the existing Gas Appliance Directive that have led to reform and detail what's changed.