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Overview

NBS is a global leading technology platform that combines the best content and connectivity for anyone involved in the design, supply and construction of the built environment. 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 can raise awareness of their products and put them in front of decision-makers at the point of specification and product selection. Our roots lie in the National Building Specification, which for over 50 years has been helping the c...

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CPD Material (13)


Multiple CPD formats
Using NBS Chorus Small Works
This training course is intended for organizations with an NBS Chorus plan with the CAWS Small Works library. It is ideal for your users to gain a working understanding of the specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus using the small works library and will cover a broad range of essential tasks. Organizations with an NBS Chorus plan with the CAWS Building or Landscape library or one of the Uniclass 2015 libraries might wish to consider the Using NBS Chorus training course instead. Organizations with an NBS Chorus Pro / Enterprise plan might wish to consider the Using NBS Chorus Pro training course instead.

What does it cover?
-Log in and create new projects.
-Creating a new specification and searching & adding content.
-Edit specifications using NBS pre-written content and guidance.
-Inviting internal collaborators to your project and specifications.
-Copying content.
-Publish your specification.

This is a three and a half hour online course designed to run from 09.30am to 1.00pm or 1.30pm to 5.00pm.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Course
Material type: Online Learning
Multiple CPD formats
Using NBS Chorus Pro
This training course is intended for organizations with an NBS Chorus Pro or NBS Chorus Enterprise plan. The training course will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass 2015, and can be booked accordingly. It is ideal for your users to gain a full understanding of the specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus Pro with your chosen content set & library and will cover a broad range of essential tasks. Organizations with an NBS Chorus plan might wish to consider the Using NBS Chorus or Using NBS Chorus for Small Works training courses instead.

What does it cover?
-Log in and create new projects.
-Creating a new specification and searching & adding content.
-Edit specifications using NBS pre-written content and guidance.
-Add manufacturer product information to your specification.
-Inviting collaborators to your project and specifications.
-Adding and editing specification notes.
-Copying content.
-Spec check and submittals reports.
-Publishing your specification.
-Creating and using Revisions.

This is a six hour online course designed to run on 2 consecutive morning or afternoon sessions from 09.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Course
Material type: Online Learning
Multiple CPD formats
Using NBS Chorus
This training course is intended for organizations with an NBS Chorus plan. The training course will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass 2015, and can be booked accordingly. It is ideal for your users to gain a working understanding of the specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus with your chosen content set & library and will cover a broad range of essential tasks. Organizations with an NBS Chorus plan with access only to the CAWS Small Works library might wish to consider the Using NBS Chorus for Small Works training course instead. Organizations with an NBS Chorus Pro / Enterprise plan might wish to consider the Using NBS Chorus Pro training course instead.

What does it cover?
-Log in and create new projects.
-Creating a new specification and searching & adding content.
-Edit specifications using NBS pre-written content and guidance.
-Inviting internal collaborators to your project and specifications.
-Copying content.
-Publish your specification.

This is a three and a half hour online course designed to run from 09.30am to 1.00pm or 1.30pm to 5.00pm.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Course
Material type: Online Learning
Course
Using NBS Chorus Pro for Preliminaries
This training course is intended for organizations with an NBS Chorus Pro or NBS Chorus Enterprise plan for users who wish to write preliminary specifications. The training course will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass 2015, and can be booked accordingly. It is ideal for your users to gain a working understanding of the preliminary specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus Pro with your chosen content set and will cover a broad range of essential tasks. Organizations with an NBS Chorus plan might wish to consider the Using NBS Chorus for Preliminaries training courses instead.

What does it cover?
-Log in and create new projects.
-Creating a new preliminaries specification.
-Edit preliminaries specifications.
-Inviting internal collaborators to your project and specifications.
-Copying content.
-Publish your specification.

This is a three hour course designed to run from 09.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Course
Course
Using NBS Chorus for Preliminaries
This training course is intended for organizations with an NBS Chorus plan for users who wish to write preliminary specifications. The training course will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass 2015, and can be booked accordingly. It is ideal for your users to gain a working understanding of the preliminary specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus with your chosen content set and will cover a broad range of essential tasks. Organizations with an NBS Chorus Pro / Enterprise plan might wish to consider the Using NBS Chorus Pro for Preliminaries training course instead.

What does it cover?
-Log in and create new projects.
-Creating a new preliminaries specification.
-Edit preliminaries specifications.
-Inviting internal collaborators to your project and specifications.
-Copying content.
-Publish your specification.

This is a two and a half hour course designed to run from 09.30am to 12.00noon or 1.30pm to 4.00pm.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Course
Course
Model integration and NBS Chorus
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to be able to make intelligent associations between their Chorus specification and their 3D modelling tool. Plug-ins and Add-ins are currently available for the following:

Autodesk Revit
Graphisoft Archicad (training course coming soon)
Vectorworks (training course coming soon)

This course is currently available for Autodesk Revit.

What does it cover?
-Accessing the Plug-in / Add-in.
-NBS National BIM Library panel.
-Signing in and licences.
-Overview of the Chorus Panel, supported and unsupported features.
-Associating objects & NBS Chorus parameters.
-Associating materials & NBS Chorus parameters.
-Importing annotation tags.
-Tagging objects & materials.
-Issues report & resolving issues.

This is a three and a half hour course designed to run from 09.30am to 1.00pm or 1.30pm to 5.00pm.
RIBA Core Curriculum:
Knowledge level:
Detailed Knowledge
Material type: Course
Course
Using NBS Chorus Pro for Manufacturers
This training course is intended for construction product manufacturers with an NBS Chorus Pro plan. It is ideal for your users to gain a full understanding of the specification writing capabilities of NBS Chorus Pro, how your specification writing customers will be using Chorus and how you can specify your products effectively.

What does it cover?
-Log in and create new projects.
-Creating a new specification and searching & adding content.
-Edit specifications using NBS pre-written content and guidance.
-Add your manufacturer product information to specifications.
-Use content from your Masters.
-Collaboration - sharing your specs with your customers and working on projects together.
-Spec check and submittals reports.
-Publishing your specification.
-Creating and using Revisions.

This is a six hour online course designed to run on 2 consecutive morning or afternoon sessions from 09.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Knowledge level:
Detailed Knowledge
Material type: Course
Course
NBS Chorus - Platform Management (NBS Chorus Pro / Enterprise)
This training course is intended for organizations with an NBS Chorus Pro or NBS Chorus Enterprise plan. Attendees of this course must also have an Organization Admin role within your Chorus organization. The course is best suited for senior specifiers, organization managers or team leaders who will be responsible for the creation, management and upkeep of the NBS content and Masters content within your Chorus organization, as well as managing users and stylesheet templates.

What does it cover?
-User creation and management.
-Terminating user sessions.
-Creation of Masters.
-Inviting users to Masters.
-Update of NBS Content in Masters.
-Update of NBS Content in Specifications.
-Stylesheet creation and management.

This is a three and a half hour online course designed to run from 09.30am to 1.00pm or 1.30pm to 5.00pm.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Course
Course
Model Integration (Revit®) with the NBS Chorus Platform
This training course is intended for organizations who use the Autodesk® Revit® 3D modelling tool and have any Chorus subscription plan. It is ideal for your users who want to gain a full understanding of the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® and want to be able to make intelligent associations between their Chorus specification and Revit® 3D modelling tool.

What does it cover?
-Accessing the Plug-in / Add-in.
-NBS National BIM Library panel.
-Signing in and licences.
-Overview of the Chorus Panel, supported and unsupported features.
-Associating objects & NBS Chorus parameters.
-Associating materials & NBS Chorus parameters.
-Importing annotation tags.
-Tagging objects & materials.
-Issues report & resolving issues.

This is a three and a half hour online course designed to run from 09.30am to 1.00pm or 1.30pm to 5.00pm.
Knowledge level:
Detailed Knowledge
Material type: Course
Course
Introduction to the NBS Chorus Platform – Large Group Session
This training course is intended for organizations with any Chorus subscription plan. It is most suitable for larger organizations who wish to bring a larger group of users up to speed with NBS Chorus and its capabilities. This course is delivered online in a lecture style and will cover one content set, either CAWS or Uniclass 2015, and can be booked accordingly. It is the perfect way to induct large groups of users to NBS and ensure they're off to a flying start. This course is suited for all users, however, for super-users or office champions we recommend attending further in-depth training such as Using NBS Chorus / Using NBS Chorus Pro and NBS Chorus - Platform Management (NBS Chorus Pro / Enterprise).

What does it cover?
-Log in and create new projects.
-Creating a new specification and searching & adding content.
-Edit specifications using NBS pre-written content and guidance.
-Add manufacturer product information to your specification.
-Copying content.
-Spec check report.
-Publishing your specification.

This is a three hour online course designed to run from 09.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Knowledge level:
Detailed Knowledge
Material type: Course

Classifications


NBS has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

RIBA Core Curriculum areas