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NBS Chorus Plans and features Small works Preliminaries Book a demo Sign in to NBS Chorus NBS Source Browse by category Browse by manufacturer For manufacturers Go to NBS Source Uniclass Articles and updates Specifying with Uniclass Feedback and Support Find a code Other tools Construction Information Service (CIS) Plug-ins Digital Plan of Work New

Resources

Knowledge Case studies Authors Updates Reports Digital Construction Report Sustainable Futures Report Resources Sample Specifications Financial Summary Sustainable Specification Guides New Whitepaper

Support

Support NBS Academy Downloads and updates

About

About NBS Newsroom Careers New Partners Sustainability

Online learning

Work and practice in our trainer-led sessions, or learn in your own time with our on-demand courses.

NBS Academy online training is the ideal learning experience for those who prefer not to or cannot travel.

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The benefits of doing your training online mean less travel and associated costs, and the freedom to learn at your own pace. Currently NBS Academy offer online training at different levels across our product range, with new courses and webinars being added all the time! 

Whether you’re working with NBS Chorus, our award-winning specification platform, NBS Chorus for small works – suited to small practices, our manufacturer product tool NBS Source, or NBS Chorus for manufacturers – the tool to help manufacturers and specifiers work more closely, NBS Academy has courses to help you work safer, and smarter. 

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Upskill

Increase your product knowledge to get the maximum out of your platform, and make creating, editing and managing your specification like second nature.

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Increase efficiency

Our trainers will show you the features that help you make the best use of your time, meaning you can spend less time on admin, and increase your billable hours elsewhere.

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Double CPD points

All our training courses are approved by the RIBA CPD Providers Network, meaning RIBA members can claim double points on your learning – helping towards that annual learning target.

NBS Academy - Online courses:

Welcome to NBS Chorus
All customers are welcome to join this free session, available on demand to watch in your time. To join a live session of this course, speak to your account manager.

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Using NBS Chorus 
This training course is intended for organisations with an NBS Chorus plan. The training course will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass, and can be booked accordingly. It is ideal for your users to gain a working understanding of the specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus with your chosen content set & library and will cover a broad range of essential tasks.

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Using NBS Chorus Pro
This training course is intended for organisations with an NBS Chorus Pro or NBS Chorus Enterprise plan. The training course will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass, and can be booked accordingly. It is ideal for your users to gain a full understanding of the specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus Pro with your chosen content set & library and will cover a broad range of essential tasks.

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Using NBS Chorus for Small Works
This training course is intended for organisations with an NBS Chorus plan with the CAWS Small Works library. It is ideal for your users to gain a working understanding of the specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus using the small works library and will cover a broad range of essential tasks.

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NBS Chorus for Preliminaries

This training course is intended for organizations who wish to write preliminary specifications. The training course will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass. It is ideal for your users to gain a working understanding of the preliminary specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus and will cover a broad range of essential tasks. 

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Introduction to the NBS Chorus Platform – Large Group Session
This training course is intended for organisations with any Chorus subscription plan. It is most suitable for larger organisations who wish to bring a larger group of users up to speed with NBS Chorus and its capabilities. This course is delivered online in a lecture style and will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass, and can be booked accordingly. It is the perfect way to induct large groups of users to NBS and ensure they're off to a flying start.

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Using NBS Chorus Pro for manufacturers
This training course is intended for construction product manufacturers with an NBS Chorus Pro plan. It is ideal for your users to gain a full understanding of the specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus Pro, how your specification writing customers will be using Chorus and how you can specify your products effectively.

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NBS Chorus - Platform Management (NBS Chorus Pro / Enterprise)
This training course is intended for organisations with an NBS Chorus Pro or NBS Chorus Enterprise plan. Attendees of this course must also have an Organisation Admin role within your Chorus organisation.

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Model Integration (Revit®) with the NBS Chorus Platform
This training course is intended for organisations who use the Autodesk® Revit® 3D modelling tool and have any Chorus subscription plan. It is ideal for your users who want to gain a full understanding of the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® and want to be able to make intelligent associations between their Chorus specification and Revit® 3D modelling tool.

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Online Training Requirements 

Online training is available via a pre-booked, trainer-led session at a specific time and date. Before your training starts you need the following:

  • A computer or laptop for each delegate
  • A second screen - allowing you to both view the trainer's screen and follow along in Chorus simultaneously
  • Microphone and speakers or headset with a built-in microphone so you can interact with the trainer
  • A location to learn away from noise and distractions
  • An internet connection for all training machines
  • Everyone attending an NBS Chorus course must have created an NBS ID
  • NBS Chorus requires an internet browser with a modern JavaScript engine such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari and an internet connection
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Learn in your own time, with eLearning:

NBS offers a free comprehensive eLearning course with variety of different modules that allow you to learn in your own time, and at your own pace. Our eLearning course is a highly convenient way to learn for busy professionals, with step by step videos to help you navigate around the platform and can be accessed directly in Chorus, right where you need them!

Our eLearning tutorials give you an insight into all the features and functionality of the platform, which you can keep going back to. However, if you prefer that added insight and experience from one of our skilled trainers, then check out one of our training courses or webinars.

Ideal for smaller training groups, our trainer-led public training courses offer excellent value for money for companies with a smaller training requirement.

The NBS Academy hosts a range of webinars and masterclasses designed to help you stay up to date with the latest developments in the NBS platform and to make sure you're getting the most out of your subscription. Register, or watch on-demand!

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