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This is a challenging time for the industry and we are all adapting to new ways of working. NBS is committed to providing the industry with the tools and resources that they need to keep delivering on their projects during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK

The industry has seen huge changes since the beginning of the pandemic.

Around 80% of specifiers are now working from home, forcing the industry into rapid digitisation. CPD providers are also having to cancel their events and move their material online, or face their content being left behind. 

Collaborative, digital tools are now more important than ever, and are here to stay. We’ve brought together some useful tools and resources to help you to continue to work safer, and smarter no matter where you are.

Our two leading products; NBS Chorus and NBS Source are cloud-based and accessed via the browser meaning they can used anywhere and on any device.

NBS stats since the beginning of lockdown:

NBS Chorus usage

+75%

Uniclass 2015 specifications created

+40%

Manufacturer products specified

+32%

Active projects in NBS Chorus

+52%

CPD sessions delivered remotely

+1000

NBS SOURCE

Bringing together NBS National BIM Library, NBS Plus and RIBA Product Selector, NBS Source is a brand new platform that will create a single source for product information.

For architects, specifiers, designers and engineers, it provides the construction product information you need, when you need it

For building product manufacturers, place your products directly in front of the people that matter, at the exact time product decisions are made.

 

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NBS CHORUS

Our award winning, online specification platform for construction professionals.

Collaborate with team members on specifications in real time, across organisations and locations. With ultimate scalability to suit all sizes of organisation, and no complicated installs for IT to manage, NBS Chorus keeps your specification in sync, wherever you are.

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Here's what some of our customers had to say:

The use of Chorus has enabled Maber to continue to provide our clients with the service that they have come to expect from us, even in these very trying times.

Maber
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Despite the difficulties businesses are experiencing due to Covid 19. NBS dealt with my issue very quickly and were extremely helpful.

ARP Architects
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Webinars and online events to help you work remotely:

07 April 2020
The move to homeworking has created new challenges for the industry that we are all adapting to. We’ve seen an increase in usage of our NBS Chorus specification platform, and many of our customers are seeing the benefits of specifying in the cloud now more than ever.
24 June 2020
We recently launched NBS Source, our brand new platform designed to give you everything you need to find, select, and specify manufacturer products. To help you get started with the platform, join this session hosted by our NBS training team.
11 June 2020

A live panel discussion about the future of the construction industry post-COVID-19. Richard Waterhouse (Chief Strategy Officer, NBS) is joined by a panel of industry experts to discuss a range of topics, including:

  • What the industry will look like post-pandemic
  • How manufacturers and specifiers can work better together
  • The digital future of the industry and product data
  • The Golden Thread
25 June 2020
In recent months construction product manufacturers have had to adapt and embrace digital technologies as a means to reach out to specifiers. Join Lee Jones (Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS) and Stephen Hamil (Innovation Director at NBS) as they explore current industry challenges and how digital adoption is imperative for success. We’ll look at how to structure and manage product information, how to deliver this digitally and how to best support those specifying your products. There will also be a live demo of NBS Source, our brand new construction product platform for specifiers and manufacturers.

Related articles to help you work remotely:

03 June 2020 | by
CPD is a crucial part of any architects role. As it’s usually delivered in person, lockdown proved a challenge for those wishing to attend CPD seminars. As a result, as the construction industry shifts online, so has CPD. Phil Ward, at Lee Evans Partnership, shares his experience of attending his first virtual RIBA CPD seminar.
29 April 2020 | by
The current situation caused by coronavirus is unprecedented and affects everyone working in the UK construction industry. At NBS, we want to better understand how it is affecting manufacturers and suppliers and what you are doing to adapt to the new situation and so conducted a Business Continuity Survey. Read more to see the results.

25 March 2020
The move to homeworking has created new challenges for the industry that we are all adapting to. We’ve seen an increase in usage of our NBS Chorus specification platform, and many of our customers are seeing the benefits of specifying in the cloud now more than ever. In this article we outline how Chorus will make your life easier while you’re working from home.

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