05 May 2021

As part of the acquisition of specification consultancy, SCL Schumann (SCL), announced in November last yearNBS has also acquired its specification software toolEzySpec.

The extensive EzySpec manufacturer product information database will be consolidated into NBS Source – NBS’s online platform for construction product information. This merge will provide specifiers, architects and designers with access to Australia’s most comprehensive building product technical information database. 

Both NBS and EzySpec are committed to driving quality in the construction industry by supporting accuracy in the design and specification process. The combined technology and information available as a result of this acquisition will help architects, designers and specifiers make more informed choices when specifying a building project. Building product suppliers will also benefit from gaining insight into how their products are being used on over $70 billion worth of construction projects.  

Lincoln Easton, Managing Director APAC, says, “With a consolidated building product supplier database, specifiers will have access to a wealth of technical product information in a single, online environment.”

Easton adds, "For building product suppliers, it means getting their products in front of even more specifiers. With access to unique information about how their products are being used, suppliers will be better positioned to make decisions about their products, as well as build and maintain relationships with specifiers right throughout the lifecycle of a construction project."

SCL CEO Will Hamlyn-Harris comments, “NBS is passionate about digital construction, as are we. This acquisition will further enable SCL to improve the quantity, quality, and support of our specification and software products, including EzySpec, with full access to the global resources, reach and experience of NBS.”


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ABOUT NBS: https://www.thenbs.com.au/ 

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 we provide a cloud-based specification system that enables them to work smarter and reduce their risk. 

For building product manufacturers, we help grow their business by exposing their products across the construction project timeline. 

Headquartered in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, NBS has a global reach via our permanent bases in both Australia and Canada.

Our roots lie in the UK’s National Building Specification, which for nearly 50 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk.

Our future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as we fast become the information marketplace for the global construction industry.



EzySpec is a software development company offering an end-to-end solution for architects and designers to prepare finishes schedules, scope projects and collaborate on the architectural specification. Manufacturers are able to maintain their product information and understand how their products and systems are being specified by architects.  

EzySpec was developed with specification consultancy, SCL Schumann, for use on all SCL Schumann projects.  SCL services over 100 of the largest architectural practices in Australia and abroad, at a rolling project value in excess of $70 billion.