Which NBS specification tool is right for you?

As the knowledge business of the RIBA, we understand that you are under pressure to deliver client expectations while managing the challenges of information management, changing legislation, technology innovation, tight budgets and time constraints – that’s why we offer a range of specification tools to make your job easier.

Find the right tool for you


  NBS Create

Outline, full and performance specifications for all construction sectors.

Fully BIM-ready
NBS Building

Full specifications with architecture and structural content for projects of any size.
NBS Landscape

Full specifications for hard and soft landscape projects of any size.
NBS Scheduler

Schedules for refurbishment, alteration and small-scale new-build projects.
NBS Domestic

Full specifications for small domestic projects.
Pre-written specification clauses and guidance 1,000s

View full scope and contents
1,000s

View full scope and contents
1,000s

View full scope and contents
1,000s

View full scope and contents
100s

View full scope and contents
Co-ordinated information

Fully linked to model in BIM environment


Via drawing annotations


Via drawing annotations


Via drawing annotations


Via drawing annotations


Linked to BIM


Annotations


Annotations


Annotations


Annotations
Re-use of information Allows creation of ’Office Master / Office Standards’ content that can be managed and shared online throughout your organisation. Allows creation of ’Office Master / Office Standards’ content that can be managed and shared online throughout your organisation. Allows creation of ’Office Master / Office Standards’ content that can be managed and shared online throughout your organisation. Create template specification content that may be reused within future schedules of work.
COBIE output
In-built manufacturers’ content (NBS Plus) Thousands of pre-written NBS Plus manufacturer specification clauses that are built into the software for ease of selection. Thousands of pre-written NBS Plus manufacturer specification clauses that are built into the software for ease of selection. Thousands of pre-written NBS Plus manufacturer specification clauses that are built into the software for ease of selection. Thousands of pre-written NBS Plus manufacturer specification clauses that are built into the software for ease of selection.
Updates Regular automatic content updates via the web

Software updates via download
Regular via download Regular via download Regular via download Periodic

Automatic


Download


Download


Download


Periodic
Customer support Online support through our Support pages, designed to help you get the most from NBS services.              Our Software Support team are available via phone from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, to help you with any queries you may have.              Our Software Support team are also available to offer Live Chat assistance during working hours.              Online support through our Support pages, designed to help you get the most from NBS services.
Compatibility Windows XP+ Supported Operating Systems
Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP (32-bit and 64-bit) updated with the latest service pack

Hardware requirements
Processor 2.0GHz – Highest affordable speed rating recommended
Memory 4GB
Windows XP+
Web-based Web-based
Licencing Unlimited projects via an annual subscription Annual subscription Pay per project Per project
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