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Hundreds of thousands of products are specified through NBS every year. NBS Source, backed by the RIBA, is our new platform designed to give specifiers everything they need to find, select and specify manufacturer products.
Our ambition is for NBS Source to be the ultimate digital platform of construction product information, by providing a complete set of extensive, high-quality product data, structured to industry standards, including all relevant performance criteria and certifications.
RIBA Product Selector, NBS BIM Library and NBS Plus have all become part of NBS Source, creating one digital platform for construction product information – with new enhanced data that specifiers are looking for.
For manufacturers, NBS Source is a unified digital platform that exposes your products to specifiers with the right information, whilst helping you respond to the industry calls for transparency and standardisation in product data.
Unlike any other product platform, your product data in NBS Source is integrated directly into our specification tool, NBS Chorus, and into design tools including Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft Archicad. This means your products can be found by specifiers as they are working on their projects, rather than them having to trawl through websites or print catalogues.
Currently, about £60bn of construction projects are specified annually in the UK*, but the industry has struggled with how best to manage manufacturers' product information. Architects, engineers, and specifiers need to select products to be used on their projects, but according to NBS/CPA research, over half of them say it is much harder than it should be.
For manufacturers, the aim is to get their products specified, but routes to market and establishing relationships with decision makers are confusing, meaning marketing budgets can be wasted on untargeted activity.
NBS has developed NBS Source as a solution to both these problems, by creating a single digital source of construction product information in a standardised format.
The platform allows specifiers to FIND and browse products and manufacturers using intuitive search, SELECT and compare products using structured properties, values and technical information, and SPECIFY products directly into their project specification, 3D model or both, via full integration with NBS Chorus and Autodesk Revit.
If you'd like to find out more and explore the platform, book a demo of NBS Source.
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For any construction manufacturer looking to expand their digital marketing channels and grow their business.
For construction manufacturers who want to improve compliance, increase their exposure and get their products added directly to project specifications.View our Essential plan
Construction manufacturers who want to drive significant growth and expose their products at all stages of the project, in the UK and Globally.View our Advanced plan