Last edited 24 Jan 2021


NBS is a technology platform for the construction industry. Thousands of users interact daily with its tools to create specifications, find products and develop their digital models.

The NBS platform is used by organisations of all sizes from small architecture and engineering firms, to the very largest global construction companies. NBS enables its customers to work safer and reduce their risk by providing expert content at their fingertips; and to 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, NBS gives unrivalled exposure to decision makers, which no other marketing channel or product library can match. It does this by placing their product info in our platform at the very point of specification and product selection.

NBS roots lie in the National Building Specification, which for over 40 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. The future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as NBS becomes an information marketplace for the construction industry.

NBS is backed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which is a significant shareholder, and industry advocate for it. Through NBS's relationship with the RIBA, it has unique knowledge of and access to the architecture and design communities. NBS also plays an active role on many cross-industry bodies and groups, representing other construction disciplines including engineering.

In 2018, NBS also took a significant investment from LDC, the Private Equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, to help fund its growth and global expansion.

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