NBS is a technology platform for the construction industry. Thousands of users interact daily with our tools to create specifications, find products and develop their digital models.
Our platform is used by organisations of all sizes from small architecture and engineering firms, to the very largest global construction companies. We enable our customers to work safer and reduce their risk by providing expert content at their fingertips; and work smarter through an intelligent set of connected tools which help them develop and manage their project information faster and more accurately.
For building product manufacturers we give unrivalled exposure to decision makers, which no other marketing channel or product library can match. We do this by placing their products in our platform at the very point of specification and product selection.
Launched in January 2019, NBS Chorus is our new fully cloud-based platform that allows teams to collaborate on building projects across the globe. Due to its powerful browser-based software, multiple users can be working at once, making instant updates on projects in real-time across different organisations and locations. It can be used throughout the project timeline and allows users to stay on top of thousands of changes to construction standards.
Our roots lie in the National Building Specification, which for over 40 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. Our future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as we fast become the information marketplace for the construction industry.
NBS is backed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), who are a significant shareholder, and industry advocate for us. Through our relationship with the RIBA, we have unique knowledge of and access to the architecture and design communities. We also play an active role on many cross-industry bodies and groups, representing other construction disciplines including engineering.
In 2018 we also took a significant investment from LDC, the Private Equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, to help fund our growth and global expansion.