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Last edited 13 Nov 2020
NBS Create is a software tool designed to help with the writing of specifications. Developed by NBS, it assembles specifications using data collated from pre-written clauses for more than 1,000 systems and 20,000 products.
NBS Create is based on the Uniclass 2 classification system, differentiating it from other specification writing tools produced by NBS (although much of the content is similar). By using the Uniclass classification, the specification is capable of being used more effectively with building information modelling (BIM).
It is important to understand the structure of the content when trying to navigate an NBS Create specification. Clauses are arranged as a series of systems and products. These are grouped into categorised sections:
- The composition of the system is described by the system outline clause.
- Product clauses specify the products and materials.
- Performance, execution and completion clauses facilitate the system.
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