Collaborate with architects and specifiers directly within the specification environment.

Two trusted brands, working together to drive more sales leads for manufacturers.

Meet specifiers face to face or online through RIBA approved CPD

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Showcase your products to an audience of architects, specifiers and designers.

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NBS Source Plans and Features My Account Book a demo Sign in to NBS Source NBS Chorus for Manufacturers NBS & Glenigan New CPD Providers Network CPD Forum CPD Roadshows

Resources

Knowledge Case studies Downloads CCPI Review Whitepaper New Construction Manufacturers' Marketing Report 2022 The Specification Cycle

Events

We regularly host, attend or speak at events across the globe, see what is coming up near you. If you have any questions about NBS events, or are interested in speaking at one of our events, contact our events coordinator.

26 May 2022
Join our webinar on Thursday 26 May at 11 am, as Lee Jones, Acting Head of Sustainability at Byggfakta Group, will chair a panel of industry and sustainability experts to discuss the report's key findings around attitudes and barriers to sustainability within the construction industry. 
24 May 2022
The cost-of-living crisis, ongoing supply-chain issues, soaring energy prices, skills shortages, and the economic impact of the invasion of Ukraine are all factors impacting the construction industry. So, it’s now more important than ever for manufacturers and suppliers to manage the marketing budget effectively, making it go further and work harder to get the best return on investment. Join our next marketing masterclass to discover ways to make your marketing go further. 
17 May 2022
Join us for our next webinar to learn more about NBS Source, how it integrates with NBS Chorus, and how to start using it on your projects. Speakers from Bauder and Concertus will join the session to demonstrate how they have worked collaboratively using NBS Chorus and NBS Source to get complex system specifications right first time and in a digital format to improve outcomes on projects.
26 April 2022
NBS’ Dr Stephen Hamil and Lee Jones will take a deep dive into the golden thread of information and discuss how they it impact both specifiers and suppliers of construction materials. Throughout the session, practical examples will be provided to demonstrate how NBS can help support the industry to deliver safer buildings.
21 April 2022
Uniclass is a unified classification system covering all sectors and roles for the built environment. It’s a way to organise everything required for built environment assets and provide a logical code for each general item, which anyone can use to identify and refer to it.
20 April 2022

Join us at our next marketing masterclass webinar dedicated to the Code for Construction Product Information. 

NBS’ Head of Manufacturer Solutions Lee Jones will be joined by the CPAs MIG Deputy Chair Catherine Fyfe to discuss the rationale behind the Code and how it impacts construction product marketing. They will break down the 11 clauses and explain what they mean for product manufacturers and how NBS can support them.

23 March 2022

Are you a building fabric manufacturer looking for new ways to generate leads and win orders?

Join NBS’ Head of Manufacturer Solutions, Lee Jones, and the National Federation for Roofing Contractors (NFRC) for our webinar dedicated to building fabric manufacturers, on why the adoption of digital, collaborative specifications is so essential.

 

 

23 February 2022

Join our first marketing masterclass webinar of the year to hear about the key findings from the Construction Manufacturers' Marketing Report and what this means for the future of construction marketing. 

NBS Marketing Director Robin Cordy will be joined by NBS Market Intelligence Coordinator and author of the report Jenny Archer, Joe Glover, Founder of The Marketing Meetup and digital marketing expert Ros Rowlatt from the agency The Think Tank. 

25 January 2022

With lots of exciting new developments in the pipeline, 2022 is set to be another big year at NBS.

Join our first webinar of the year hosted by Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director at NBS, to learn how NBS can help you to work more effectively in the new year.

15 December 2021
With 2022 nearly upon us, it's time for marketers to start planning for the year ahead. Robin Cordy, Marketing Director at NBS, hosts our final 'Marketing Masterclass for Manufacturers' of 2021 with a panel of industry experts who will discuss and share their thoughts on opportunities and challenges for manufacturers in 2022.
09 December 2021
Are you a manufacturer for mechanical or electrical products and looking for new ways to generate leads and win orders? Have you considered the specification route? NBS has been used by Architects as the defacto standard for specifications since it started in the early ’70s. But did you know that hundreds of building services engineering firms and consultancies use NBS to create specifications? 
02 December 2021
Concluding our Sustainability webinar mini-series, Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, and Paul Swaddle, Head of Technical Solutions at NBS, will summarise the main talking points from COP26 and examine the outcomes of the conference’s ‘Built Environment Day’. They will also discuss the plans set out by conference delegates to reduce emissions and fossil fuel use, how they will impact our sector, and the expectations for our industry as a result of the ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’.
05 November 2021
Over the past decade, we’ve collected the views of the industry about building information modelling (BIM) and have seen how this has led to significant change in the ways people work, and the benefits that it has brought.
18 November 2021
It's essential for manufacturers to optimise their websites, be visible, and be highly ranked by search engines. This relies on having an effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategy and ensuring it's implemented effectively. Join SEO expert Andrew Charlton, from Crawl Consultancy and NBS Marketing Director Robin Cordy, for a masterclass on SEO fundamentals. The webinar will cover the basics from 'What is SEO?, to 'top tips' and the 'What not to do'. 
19 October 2021
In episode three of the NBS sustainability mini-series, Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, discusses sustainable marketing. Whether you're working for an architectural practice, engineering firm, or product manufacturer, we all have a role to play. But how do you raise awareness and proactively promote your sustainability activities and credentials?
16 September 2021
Our marketing masterclass that discusses Cookies, especially what will happen when 3rd party cookies are no more. Google has announced that it will be phasing out 3rd party cookies in 2023 - though many unknowns remain during this session, we will discuss how manufacturers can prepare for it.
25 August 2021
Join NBS’ Head of Manufacturer Solutions Lee Jones for a webinar dedicated to Kitchens and Bathroom manufacturers and specification. With thousands of kitchen and bathroom products specified with NBS each year, our NBS users are actively looking for products like yours. Find out why targeting the specification audience is essential to your marketing strategy and how the specification process works. Tom Reynolds, Chief Executive from the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA), will also give an overview of how they support the sector.
21 July 2021
Due to a global rise in demand and a tight supply of construction materials, the shortage of construction materials in the UK continues to impact the industry, which includes vital products such as bricks, steel, cement, timber, and paint. This has led to delayed projects and increased costs, compounded by other factors such as the blockage of the Suez Canal and the ongoing effects of Brexit. Join us for a panel discussion with industry experts on the UK construction materials shortage.
14 July 2021

Manufacturers need to continuously generate leads to secure opportunities and win deals. However, with a fluctuating marketplace and the rapid growth of digital marketing, manufacturers need to optimise their approach to lead generation to stay competitive. Join Robin Cordy, Marketing Director at NBS, for a discussion with lead-gen experts, covering topics including the market landscape and where manufacturers should focus, how lead-gen should support the overall marketing and business plans and how to measure success.

06 July 2021
As the construction industry continues to recover from the turbulence of the last year, the Glenigan Construction Forecast comes at a perfect time to provide a clearer picture of what’s next for the sectors and regions you work in now, and to help identify wider opportunities that you could capitalise on.
09 June 2021
NBS and Glenigan are now working in partnership to deliver more opportunities for construction manufacturers. The combination of specification and product information from NBS, with project data from Glenigan, offers a powerful set of insights that can help you to improve the targeting of your products and generate more leads. Join Stephen Hamil from NBS and Anne-Marie Rawlins from Glenigan to find out more about what the partnership means for existing and new customers. 
 
26 May 2021
NBS Marketing Director Robin Cordy hosts a live panel discussion about wining social media strategies and activities - that you can take away and apply to your social strategy. Joining Robin is a panel of marketing experts who will share advice, practical tips and guidance from their experience of building and executing social media strategies.
13 May 2021
Join our webinar to hear case studies from various organisations showcasing how Uniclass is applied to construction and asset management projects. Dr Stephen Hamil (NBS’ Innovation Director) will host the session and will be joined by guest speakers from the Environment Agency, the Palace of Westminster's restoration of the House of Parliament team, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Geometry Gym. The speakers will showcase how they use Uniclass on their projects, in information management and the benefits it has brought to their working practices.
11 May 2021

Join our webinar to learn more about Uniclass 2015, how it's used across the industry, and the benefits it brings to projects. Sarah Delany (NBS' Head of Classification) and Dr Stephen Hamil (NBS' Innovation Director) will host the session and will discuss the fundamentals of Uniclass and demonstrate how it's used within the NBS platform to create connected construction information.

Stephen and Sarah will be joined by guest speakers Fiona Moore (Director at Cirrus) and Rob Jackson (Associate at Bond Bryan), who will showcase the work for the Government & Industry Interoperability Group and demonstrate practical examples from Department of Education projects.

25 March 2021

Traditional marketing campaigns included separate budgets for advertising and public relations. This suits a traditional media model but is largely outdated where digital communications carry so much influence.

Join Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS who will be speaking with Anna Hern, Managing Director of Ridgemount to discuss PR and Advertising - what the differences are and how the two disciplines should work together.

24 February 2021
Join us for a live panel discussion focusing on how you can use CPD to raise awareness of your brand and products. Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS will chair the session, joined by a panel of industry experts sharing insights and answering your questions on creating engaging CPD material and promoting this with your target audience.
04 February 2021
In the world of construction today, more and more focus is on the necessity of improving safety, sustainability and efficiency of buildings, not only through design, construction and the supply chain but across the whole project. NBS platforms, Chorus and Source, are for both specifiers and manufacturers, providing a vital link between the specifier and the specified.
17 December 2020
Join our final webinar of the year for a complete overview of NBS including; the detail of our technology platform and innovative software functionality, our connected technical information and high-quality product data produced with our partners, and various help, reports, and supporting resources available to anyone working in the design, supply and construction of the built environment.
12 November 2020
Join Robin Cordy, Marketing Director at NBS and Andy Lambert, Director of Growth at ContentCal as they talk through the specification marketing cycle for construction, and how manufacturers can create a strategy that helps them reach specifiers at all stages of the product selection process.

They will discuss the tactics, insights and tools that can be employed to take a fully integrated digital marketing approach which ultimately helps manufacturers to get their products specified.
29 September 2020

On 29 September, at 11 am (BST) we'll be discussing 'Why CPD should be part of your marketing strategy'.

Joni Tyler, Head of RIBA CPD and Robin Cordy, NBS Marketing Director, will discuss the range of benefits of providing CPD to specifiers. From increasing brand awareness to getting your products in front of your target audience and positioning your brand as experts in your sector of manufacturing. 


04 August 2020
Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, Paul Swaddle, Head of Technical Solutions at NBS, and Tina Pringle, Director of Technical Information at NBS, will share the updated RIBA Plan of Work 2020, including any changes that directly impact construction product manufacturers.
02 July 2020
Join Paul Chatham (Director at Peregrine Bryant) and Charles Stirling (Technical Author at NBS) as they focus on conservation strategy; why it’s required on projects and the importance it brings to the built environment. During the session they will look at how conservation must be integrated into the specification at each stage of the project.
16 June 2020
Join Mike Riley (Associate Architect at BDP) and Chris Vickers (Technical Specialist at NBS) as they explore the delivery of information exchanges in response to client requirements and best practice industry standards. During the session they will demonstrate how NBS can help to structure and classify technical content, and ensure consistent information can be delivered at each stage of a project.
 
09 June 2020
Join Jane Simpson (Managing Director at Jane Simpson Access) and Astrid Lund (Technical Content Team Lead at NBS) as they explore how inclusive design must be integrated into the specification as the project develops and how to deliver this through the project stages. They will demonstrate how the NBS software can be used to achieve an inclusive design. 
 
04 June 2021

Following the success of our online conference, The Construction Leaders’ Summit: Building for the Future, we are hosting a series of webinars to revisit some of the most thought-provoking content from the event. The first in the series will look at Gary Clark’s (Principal, HOK) presentation on sustainable outcomes, as well as the sustainability panel discussion.

19 May 2020
Join Sarah Susman, Head of Technical Development at Scott Brownrigg Architects and Roland Finch, Technical Author at NBS for the fifth webinar of the Plan of Work 2020 series. They will focus on the health and safety strategy and to deliver this through the specification project stages.
17 May 2021
Join our next webinar with Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, and Daniel Stine, Director of Design Technology at Lake Flato, as they explore the benefits of BIM content and 3D visualisation on construction projects. During the webinar they will explore the benefits of BIM and BIM libraries, mistakes and misconceptions, how you can link the model and the specification with Autodesk Revit and look at a case study highlighting the importance of collaboration in construction. 
12 May 2020

Join Patrick Crocock, Specification Lead at AHMM and Paul Swaddle Head of Technical Solutions at NBS for the fourth webinar of the Plan of Work 2020 series.They will focus on specification, including practical examples that can generate information exchanges required by the RIBA Plan of Work.

05 May 2020
During this webinar we will explore how a fire safety strategy must be integrated from the point at which a building project is identified and continue through to operational stage of a building, providing a ‘golden thread’ of information through the project timeline.
28 April 2020

Join Gary Clark, Principal at HOK, and Michele Lucarelli, Technical Content Quality Assurance Manager at NBS, as they demonstrate and share practical examples to ensure that sustainable outcomes can be achieved. During the session we will demonstrate how to use the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 as a guide to the delivery of sustainable buildings

21 April 2020
Join Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director at NBS, and Dale Sinclair, Director of Technical Practice at AECOM, as they explore the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 – the definitive model for the design and construction process of buildings.  During the webinar they will give an introduction to the RIBA Plan of Work 2020, share industry feedback on the 2013 plan, as well as updates to the 2020 plan.