NBS - leading the built environment with powerfully connected knowledge, products and services around the world

At NBS, we are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals and are proud to be leading the construction industry in its digital evolution.

Our origins lie in the National Building Specification and for over 40 years we have developed and produced NBS products which support the built environment. Our NBS specification products cover construction, engineering services and landscape design.

NBS Chief Executive Officer Richard Waterhouse in conversation with NBS Director of Design and Innovation Dr Stephen Hamil.

More recently we have developed an integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform that has been designed to support global design and construction.

Our products are recognised as being individually effective in their own right, but via the linking of the data, classification and integration, the true power comes through these connections across the NBS BIM platform. Combining world leading technology with expert knowledge, NBS is trusted to help construction industry professionals make the best project decisions.


NBS is a trading name of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, the knowledge management business of the RIBA. We have over 200 employees globally.

NBS is a trading name of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
Registered office: The Old Post Office, St Nicholas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RH, Registered in England 978271. VAT number: GB 232 3518 91