25 September 2020

NBS, the leading specification platform for the global construction industry, has announced a collaboration agreement with Central Innovation, GRAPHISOFT Archicad partner in Australia, releasing an add-on to users to build models and specifications together in the Archicad environment, reducing risk, improving productivity and increasing quality assurance on projects.

Archicad is the leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) software application developed by GRAPHISOFT, and is used by architects, designers, engineers and builders to professionally design, document and collaborate on building projects.

NBS Chorus enables Archicad users to develop their models and specifications at the same time, keeping their information co-ordinated and creating a seamless link between the design and specification - saving time and reducing the risk of information becoming out of sync.

In line with evolving design standards, the collaboration is part of a mutual commitment to improving the accuracy and quality of specifications, helping to support architects, designers and specifiers’ interpretation of information, and their ability to make informed choices.

Together, NBS and Central Innovation seek to drive efficiencies, value and better design through improved specification content and reducing misunderstandings. Utilising NBS Chorus and NBS Source, Archicad users are able to access the most comprehensive, consistent and up-to-date catalogue of building product information and specifications in Australia.

Richard Kidd, ANZ Executive AEC at Central Innovations says, “We're very pleased to partner with NBS, and to offer Archicad customers in Australia this tool to make it easier to benefit from NBS' Uniclass specification accessed through NBS Chorus. In an ever competitive and time-sensitive Building and Construction Industry, effective specification combined with OpenBIM in an integrated design workflow based around GRAPHISOFT’s Archicad helps give our users a competitive edge to make informed 3D, 4D and 5D BIM decisions to help de-risk and improve project delivery.”

Lincoln Easton, Managing Director NBS Asia Pacific, adds, “Providing high quality information efficiently and accurately, in a cohesive way, promotes best practice and ensures industry structures align. For too long Australian specifiers have had no choice but to rely on disconnected and manual MS Word and Excel processes.  A digitally connected approach to specification helps professionals do their jobs efficiently and is crucial to promote best practice within the wider construction industry.”

He adds, “Our partnership will enable us to work closely with Central Innovation and its customers to deliver the best quality guidance and consistent standard of information on a single platform that is quickly understood.”

To learn more about NBS Chorus and the GRAPHISOFT integration, request a no-obligation demonstration here

About NBS

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.  For architects, engineers, designers and contractors NBS provides a cloud-based specification system that enables them to work smarter and reduce their risk. For building product manufacturers, NBS helps grow their business by exposing their products across the construction project timeline.  Headquartered in the UK, NBS has a global reach via permanent bases in Australia and Canada.  With more than 300,000 customers NBS believes that the construction industry can, and must improve, and that this change can be driven by improved decision making, based on connected systems and information.

Call: 1300 263 553

Email: info@theNBS.com.au


GRAPHISOFT® empowers teams to create great architecture, through award-winning software solutions, learning programs, and professional services for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry.

About Central Innovation

Central Innovation was founded on a passionate belief in providing world-class design solutions for the architectural, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries.

Today, through locations across Australia and New Zealand, thousands of customers, large and small, rely on it to provide award-winning technical support, outstanding training and innovative products.  Central Innovation offers some of the world’s leading 3D design software: SOLIDWORKS®, Archicad, Solibri, and more.

Call: 1300 423 372

Email: inquiries@centralinnovation.com.au