The partnership has been formed as part of NBS’ global growth strategy following the launch of its revolutionary cloud-based specification product, NBS Chorus, to 4,000 UK customers earlier in the year; and a significant investment in 2018 from LDC, the Private Equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
As the construction industry seeks to further digitise and develop a ‘Golden Thread’ of information, NBS Chorus allows construction practices to write specifications on any device, to the latest construction standards, saving them significant time and reducing their risk. The cloud-based technology also allows multiple users to collaborate at once, making instant real-time updates across organisations, locations and time zones.
The partnership with SolidCAD will enable NBS to rapidly bring NBS Chorus to the Canadian construction market and move beyond word processor based specifications, which inherently carry risk and inefficiency.
NBS also has its sights set on growing its building product manufacturer customer base, enabling them to list their products digitally across the platform, ready for architects and specifiers to add into their projects. The launch of Chorus and the expansion into Canada will present manufacturers with new opportunities to drive exposure of their products and get them specified onto global projects.