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NBS continues global expansion with announcement of Canada partnership

NBS, the leading specification platform for the construction industry, has furthered its global expansion with the announcement of a major partnership with Canadian software reseller, SolidCAD.

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.

NBS is thrilled to be partnering with SolidCAD as we continue our global journey to becoming an information marketplace. We’re delighted to be working together to bring digital specification to Canadian Practices. NBS Chorus will enable new levels of worldwide collaboration across project teams in different time zones, improving efficiency, accuracy and speed and SolidCAD’s extensive experience and market knowledge gives us a significant step forward in our global expansion plans.

Richard Waterhouse, CEO, NBS

“SolidCAD is happy to be the first and currently the only Canadian partner with NBS,” said Michael Kugan, President of SolidCAD. “We believe in providing leading technology solutions to our clients, and that means investing both the time and resources into our team so they can provide unique expertise that help streamline our customers’ processes. NBS products will help digitize building specifications, standards and regulations within the construction industry. SolidCAD is happy to offer this new solution and support this product to the construction professionals of Canada and help lead the digital evolution.”

In 2017, NBS acquired Canada-based Digicon: a well-established specification content business in the territory, and at the same time established a team in Australia. Since then, NBS has collaborated with specifiers, manufacturers and the wider construction sector to develop Canadian and Australian content sets to help further global collaboration.

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