Intelligent construction specification, in the cloud. Work together on specs in real-time, across organisations and locations

A range of subscription options to make NBS Chorus work for you

An NBS Chorus package created specifically for practices working on smaller works and projects

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Calculate the ROI for your business and gain a clearer understanding of the benefits that you may be able to achieve by using NBS Chorus

NBS offers a range of tools for specification and collaboration

A dynamic and unified classification system for the construction industry covering all sectors

A comprehensive online collection of construction related standards, regulations, technical advice and articles

NBS provides a range of tools to help connect your CAD model to your specification model

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NBS Academy

The new training academy for NBS.

Hands-on learning, delivered in a format that suits you.

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Welcome to NBS Academy

NBS Academy is the new home for NBS training courses and content and is here to be used as a resource to support your personal and professional development. Our dedicated trainers will help you make the most of the NBS Platform, helping you work smarter and more efficiently. 

The NBS Academy offers a variety of training options across a broad range of topics so you can learn in a way that suits your availability, learning preferences and budget. If you’re new to NBS Chorus, our free ‘Welcome to Chorus’ session will help familiarise you with the platform, create projects, edit Uniclass 2015 and CAWS work sections, use the collaborative features and much more!

For your more advanced needs, our wide range of tailored course solutions will help you get the most from the platform such as adding in manufacturer content, using masters and connecting and synchronising your digital model.

We can deliver these courses online, on-site and via public sessions  and all our courses are assessed by the RIBA, and so worth double CPD points. New course dates are added regularly, so check back often!

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Course delivery

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Online

Our online training sessions give you the full benefit of being led by one of our experienced, professional trainers and the ability to watch and practice using our software from your own home or office. 

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Onsite

Hands-on training sessions at your office covering all of the features of the powerful NBS platforms. Our NBS trainer will deliver one of our courses at your premises exclusively for your users*. 

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Public

These live sessions are offered on a pay-per-delegate basis. As these sessions are open to multiple organisations at once, they represent excellent value for customers with smaller numbers of staff.

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Double CPD Points

Completing an NBS Academy training course will offer you and your practice the skills to use the NBS platform more confidently, enabling you to make the best use of your time when creating and collaborating on specifications – meaning less time on work that costs you time, and more time for billable hours. If you’re considering an NBS training course, there is no doubt that they deliver personal and professional value, but they aren’t the only benefits.

Chartered architects are required to complete 100 points of CPD per year to keep up with their obligations, and retain their memberships. NBS is part of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and all our training courses are reviewed and accredited by the RIBA. This means you can claim double points for attending, contributing significantly towards that all-important target. All delegates will receive a certificate as proof of their attendance.

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The NBS Academy Training team

NBS is proud to have a highly experienced and dedicated training team who deliver our courses all over the UK and beyond. 

Their professional yet friendly approach encourages engagement, so you get the very best out of the learning session. Whether it’s by webinar, online or in person, our trainers are committed to creating a learning environment that benefits you, so you can get the most out of the course, and leave being able to confidently use the platform.

All our trainers are highly experienced, and where possible, will always endeavour to tailor the content to your organisation or learning level.

It’s not just us who think the NBS training team is outstanding; our training courses have had over 2000 reviews with a 4.5 star average! Read our reviews, or check out our case studies to hear directly from users who have trained with our fantastic team.

 

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"I was very impressed with Martin's knowledge and his ability to convey the Chorus system to the team and with the system's online support that shall be made available to bolster our understanding and "in use" experience."

Andy V
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"Having known very little about NBS Chorus before the day I now feel a lot more confident about preparing a specification. I am very impressed with the system and feel it will considerably help me in my future work."

Emma Wilson

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Welcome to NBS Chorus

All customers are eligible for this free ‘Welcome to NBS Chorus’ training session. The session runs between 45 and 60 minutes and will give you an introduction to Chorus and an overview of the platform and its capabilities.

The session is available on demand now, and is highly recommended to get familiar with the product. Depending on your subscription the course is also available as a bookable live demonstration.

If you have not taken your session yet, or would like to enquire about a live demonstration, please contact your account manager.

By the end of this introductory course users will be able to:

  • Create projects
  • Invite and manage users
  • Use the collaborative features
  • Use Masters
  • Edit Uniclass 2015 and CAWS work sections
  • Publish and share specifications
  • Use the spec check report
  • Access eLearning and other resources

Plus much more!

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*Onsite training is currently on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions in line with Government advice.