Structural Engineering

As structural engineers you are responsible for innovative, creative and inspiring projects from tall buildings, tensile and compressive structures, with seismic, wind and extreme loading including sites with unusual engineering constraints. You need to stay up to date with the latest standards, techniques and technologies to deliver robust design approaches on time, which exceed client expectations.

Our tools

We employ structural engineers, who do the research for you, and share their knowledge through our connected tools and services that are designed to support you across all construction projects, including those requiring level 2 BIM. On recent developments including the NBS BIM Toolkit, we have worked with leading organisations in the structural sector to ensure your needs are supported.

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.

With NBS Building you can produce professional specifications more efficiently. Save time and reduce risk by using NBS Building on your 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.

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.

Achieve efficient and low carbon projects, collaboratively with the most up-to-date and connected tools and services.

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


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